Employee Spotlight: Aneesh Kulakkunath, Business Development Manager – Americas

Employee Spotlight Aneesh

Employee Spotlight is our blog series where we get up-close and personal with our team members at Ackcio. For this edition of the Employee Spotlight series, we are featuring Aneesh Kulakkunath, our Business Development Manager for the Americas, who has been with Ackcio for over two years.

Introduce yourself and your role at Ackcio.
Hi, I’m Aneesh. I come from an engineering background and I have over 16 years of experience in the sales, oil and gas, and shipbuilding industries. For the past 10 years, I have been involved in various projects in the geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring field, foundation testing, marine geotechnical investigation, and geophysical surveys.

I joined Ackcio in December 2019, moved to Canada in February 2020 and started operations for the Americas in April 2020 as a Business Development Manager.

What drew you to Ackcio when you initially started, and how has the company changed since then?

Being involved in instrumentation and monitoring projects, I understood the importance of automation and wireless technology in the geotechnical domain, and this was the key factor for me to join Ackcio.

From the day I joined, Ackcio has come a long way in terms of product functionality and performance. Now, Ackcio is compatible with leading geotechnical and structural sensor and software platforms.

I would say that Ackcio is now a universal solution for wireless telemetry in the geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring domain.

What does your job entail?

I’m responsible for growing Ackcio business in the Americas by finding new opportunities and establishing relationships with potential clients. I introduce Ackcio products and their capabilities to industry leaders and specialist contractors.

I also identify and enrich trusted channel partners with Ackcio technology, support them with our materials and provide assistance for their projects and tenders.

How would you describe your professional growth in Ackcio?

Ackcio has allowed me to broaden my knowledge in IIOT for geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring. Along with growing the business in the Americas, I have got the opportunity to meet the industry leaders in the geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring for construction, infrastructure and mining sectors in this region. 

What’s been one of your proudest moments working at Ackcio?

It was challenging to start an operation in unknown territory. I thank the management of Ackcio for giving me this opportunity and believing in me.

I’m proud to establish the presence of Ackcio in the American market and make this region a major revenue generator for Ackcio.

What’s the biggest change you have seen in the industry?
Geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring have evolved significantly in the past 10 years. It has changed from a labour-intensive to an automated process. Critical mission industries like construction are now embracing technology and moving towards automation.

What are the most rewarding aspects of your job?

This job allows me to meet many people and discover the latest technologies and trends in this industry.

What is one food that you cannot resist?

Being away from my home, I always crave traditional Kerala food.

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