Andi A. Pfaffhuber, CEO of EMerald Geomodelling, says the arrival of Chris is an important step in the company’s ambition of entering the UK market.
"We see the UK as an important market for us going forward. We believe that the experience Chris brings, both from the engineering industry and the UK market, will be important in the process of establishing ourselves there", says Andi.
Chris will step in as EMerald Geomodelling’s Principal Engineering Geologist and alongside overseeing project delivery will initially focus on engaging with the UK geotechnical community to raise awareness of airborne geoscanning and machine learning to build 3D ground models. He is bringing with him many years of experience as a technical advisor, commercial manager and business leader in the UK, Australia, and Canada.
Chris holds a BSc in Geology and a MSc in Engineering Geology. He is also Chartered by the Geological Society of London and is an Associate Member of The Institute of Civil Engineers.
"Chris is a very experienced engineering geologist, who has seen a multitude of geological challenges in his vast project experience. He is a true believer and ambassador of the digital revolution in the infrastructure industry and has been working towards reducing geological risk for a long time. That is something that will bring a lot of value to us", says Andi Pfaffhuber.
Chris himself is very excited about the adventure he now embarks on.
"EMerald Geomodelling is an innovative company with high ambitions. These are traits that attracted me to the position. Their methodology has the potential to become a new worldwide standard, something I hope to participate in achieving", says Chris.