“When I saw that Utilis was looking to set up in the UK I knew that I wanted to be part of the journey," said Steve Baker, Managing Director and Country Manager for Utilis UK
ROSH HA'AYIN, Israel (PRWEB) January 26, 2021
After five years of strong performance in the United Kingdom water and transportation infrastructure markets, Utilis has opened an office in London and tapped Steve Baker, an executive with vast industry knowledge to lead operations. Steve has over 25 years’ experience working for water companies, consultants, and contractors, most recently for AECOM as the Operations Director for the Water, Ports and Power business.
Infrastructure operators in the UK are some of the most technologically advanced in the world, quickly adopting the Utilis satellite-based leak detection solution five years ago to find underground undetected leaks as part of their water loss reduction efforts. Recent interest in satellite-based SAR analytics technology to proactively inspect and monitor geotechnical hazards through below surface soil moisture mapping is bringing new customers into the fold. The new UK office will position Utilis closer to customers and business partners, thereby improving response time and enabling better service be provided to existing and new customers.
“When I saw that Utilis was looking to set up in the UK I knew that I wanted to be part of the journey, taking my career full circle, back to making a difference on the ground but with a 21st century toolkit," said Steve Baker, Managing Director and Country Manager for Utilis UK.
Although 2020 was a challenging year, Utilis has managed to expand worldwide, increase the number of customers, and achieve impressive financial results. “Steve’s experience, skills and personality will contribute significantly to fulfill the company’s plans for the UK”, said Elly Perets, Utilis CEO.
Utilis provides data driven solutions for water utilities, government agencies, and the greater infrastructure industry. They use synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data from satellites and turn it into large scale decision support tools. The proprietary algorithms and highly educated staff of scientists and engineers are the key to the company’s mission, to advance planet Earth’s resource resilience through SAR analytics. Successfully commercializing their first product, leak detection in 2016, Utilis projects have resulted in saving more than 23,000 megalitres (5000 million gallons) of potable water and 12,000 MWH of energy per year, in support of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Headquartered in Israel, with offices in the United States and United Kingdom, Utilis currently provides innovative data solutions in multiple verticals around the globe. For more information on Utilis and to learn more about their technology visit https://utiliscorp.com/