Meet Roel van Oirschot
International Technical Sales Manager
Roel joined the Sonitus Systems team back in December 2020. He studied Environmental Science at HAS University of Applied Science in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands and started his career at an industrial plant. There, he worked as an environmental coordinator dealing with all of the environmental related issues at the plant including permits, the water treatment plant, noise and odour pollution, air filters, and more.
After a year sabbatical travelling through South America, Roel returned to the Netherlands and worked as an acoustic consultant for the City Council of Eindhoven, working on all acoustic related projects within the city council. This work included assessing the likely impact of noise, using noise prediction software, for the purposes of festival permits, and using the same predictive software to understand the likely impact of proposed new developments on road traffic and rail noise.
Then followed a move to the Spanish island of Tenerife and a stint working in the UK as a technical sales engineer for one of Sonitus Systems’ valued distribution partners, Campbell Associates. In this role, Roel was responsible for the South and Southeast sales area for several products. As demand for environmental monitoring for construction and demolition sites started growing at pace, the sales of Sonitus Systems’ products grew and Roel became a specialist in product demonstration, site installation and training.
When Roel left the UK in 2020 and moved to his wife’s home country of Brazil, working with Sonitus Systems was the natural choice and we are delighted to have him onboard.
In addition to the Sonitus Systems’ monthly briefing (https://www.sonitussystems.com), which is a great way to keep updated on industry innovation, Roel keeps current on global industry trends through our network of close to 30 global distributors.
Many of these have websites and social media channels featuring sector-specific or regions-specific news. You will find a distributor for your region here: https://www.sonitussystems.com/contact/distributors .
Outside of work, one of Roel’s main interests is travelling. He completed his internship in Australia back in 2005 and this instilled in him a passion for travel and seeing more of the world. And he is doing well so far, having visited 112 countries worldwide! He is on a mission to explore all 27 states of Brazil by car – whilst working remotely – and has driven over 40,000km since December 2020. With 24 states visited so far, we expect that plans for his next adventure are already in the works.
Expectations for the future of environmental monitoring
“Environmental monitoring is definitely growing, mainly in western countries that have the right regulatory frameworks in place and where these regulations are being actively enforced. There is already strong demand for the combination of noise and dust (and vibration) monitoring, and we can see that the demand for automation is growing. In the non-western countries most regulations are either not in place, or not being enforced, we are starting to see projects popping up from companies that are taking a more proactive and preventative approach. These industry leaders understand the importance of staying ahead of the game and they know the value of being prepared.”
Sonitus Systems offers both the hardware and software for a range of environmental parameters on a continual basis, with real-time information available through our Sonitus Cloud dashboard. For more details on our indoor and outdoor noise and air quality monitoring products and services, please contact the team at Sonitus Systems.