EOLOS Snags Sales Director from GE as Floating LiDAR Business Grows

EOLOS CEO Rajai Aghabi (left) and Sales Director Julian Harland (right); Image source: EOLOS

EOLOS Floating Lidar Solutions has appointed now former Senior Sales Manager for GE Renewable Energy division, Julian Harland as its Sales Director. EOLOS is strengthening its team with additional orders landing on its desk, following a secured project portfolio of more than EUR 2 million in 2016.

The company did not disclose any details on the additional orders, however it did refer to a contract in Poland in its press release, leaving the client and project information unknown.

The Barcelona-based business stated that it is ramping up its presence with the sector recognition that a floating LiDAR is a credible and key contributor to reducing developer costs as an alternative to conventional met mast construction.

EOLOS secured several contracts for its FLS200 floating LiDAR buoy in 2016 – its first year as a commercial entity – including the one with Ailes Marines in France. In May 2017, the FLS200 buoy was one of a number of proven concepts that completed the world’s largest trial of floating Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) systems, carried out by the Carbon Trust.

This summer, the company also completed ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification. “A robust and reliable product alone is not sufficient to qualify and meet rigorous international procurement standards”, EOLOS CEO Rajai Aghabi said. “The three tier audit and receipt of the certification grants us the ability to demonstrate we have the rigour and process in place to become a key player in the floating LiDAR market, and that EOLOS complies with the highest standards of Quality, Environmental prevention and protection, and Health and Safety.” 

In line with floating LiDARs taking their place under the sun and EOLOS business moving forward, the management team has appointed Julian Harland as the Sales Director, who has nine years of experience in the sector and 20 years of industrial B2B experience. “The familiarity of the wind business as a whole combined with the passion and dedication of EOLOS team and their compelling FLS200 product allows me to demonstrate an entrepreneurial flair whilst incorporating blue-chip OEM methodologies that the team as a whole can benefit from”, Julian Harland said.

Regarding markets and EOLOS pipeline, Harland said he is very pleased with the fleet’s operation so far, as well as the new contract in Poland. “The contract provides yet another new geography, the Baltic Sea, to the portfolio”. The new EOLOS Sales Director added that the company also marked last year with its presence in the U.S. and is now eyeing the market there, while it plans to assess the growing offshore wind market in Asia.

Photo: EOLOS CEO Rajai Aghabi (left) and Sales Director Julian Harland (right); Image source: EOLOS