Autonomous drone developer Percepto is in significant American expansion after the Israeli company opened its US Center of Excellence headquarters in Texas last week and launched the startup’s AIM (Autonomous Inspection and Monitoring) platform for North America had announced market.
Percepto recruited Robert Mayfield as VP of Sales, North America to lead the effort. He is tasked with marketing a drone platform that the company describes as a “transformative solution for remote surveillance, full autonomy, surveillance, inspection and compliance with industrial sites”. The new headquarters will support Percepto’s existing US customer base, which includes Florida Power and Light (FPL), Delek US and Verizon.
Mayfield brings over 20 years of experience having worked for companies including BDNA Corporation (acquired by Flexera), Nugenesis Technologies, and most recently Sparta Science. Mayfield will lead the expansion of the US sales team, hiring sales professionals and solution engineers for companies nationwide.
“This is the perfect time to welcome Robert Mayfield as the new VP of Sales in North America to Percepto,” said Dor Abuhasira, CEO and Co-Founder of Percepto.
“In 2021 we are rolling out many new AIM deployments in our existing base and with new customers. Since the pandemic, more industries have recognized the need for autonomous inspection alongside our traditional base of heavy industry sites. Robert is a very experienced manager who has a proven record of driving sales growth and building high performing teams of local sales and engineering experts. “
“I am excited to be part of Percepto during this period of rapid growth and expansion as we are aggressively recruiting to expand the North American sales and support team,” said Mayfield.
“Enterprise customers are now realizing the need for a comprehensive solution rather than trying to manage the volume of unstructured and disparate data generated by manually controlled drones, robots and sensors. This business need plays a role directly in Percepto’s Sweet Spot as we leverage our global leadership position as a drone-in-a-box and experience in the AIM platform. “
The news comes just a month after Percepto announced three regulatory milestones – the completion of certifications and a flight test phase, which bring the Israeli company one step closer to FAA certification, the nationwide EVLOS in Australia and the BLOS in Norway. The process includes 150 hours of test flights under all weather conditions in the US and Israel.
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November: Percepto will raise $ 45 million in Series B funding. Koch Disruptive Technologies led the way to bring to market “a transformative solution for remote, fully autonomous drones, asset monitoring, inspection and compliance with industrial sites”.
Can: The market research company Frost and Sullivan honored Percepto with the Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award 2020 for its “first-class, end-to-end autonomous drone-in-a-box solution”.
2019: Percepto is testing autonomous drones via SK Telecom’s 5G test network in South Korea.
2018: The company is working with port security firm CERTUS Port Automation to provide a fleet of autonomous drones to protect seaports and terminals.
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