Uplift Data Partners, a leader in drone flight-operation management and data analysis, today announced the appointment of two key executives to augment its engineering and sales teams. The company is strategically positioned on the frontline of an industry revolution and has entered a stage of accelerated growth to meet market demand for its services. In 2016 alone, the U.S. construction industry wasted $160 billion in materials, so these companies are turning to unmanned aerial vehicles and technology players such as Uplift to increase operational efficiency.
“The construction industry isn’t known for efficiency, and small gains mean not only billions in savings, but also a significant reduction in site waste,” said Suzanne El-Moursi, president of Uplift. “As a team, we’re honored to be a part of this huge transformation. We’re a passionate group dedicated to making an impact. By adding these two talented and driven leaders — Kinan and Jamail — to our organisation, we will be able to tactfully fast-track our software development while we work in tandem to convert prospects into happy customers.”
Kinan Sweidan brings his entrepreneurial spirit and deep domain expertise to Uplift, where he will be vice president of engineering focused on software development and aerial insight intellectual property. Formerly, Sweidan was chief technology officer and co-founder of electronic integrator 911 Systems, helping Fortune 500 clients minimise risk, reduce labour costs and gain powerful business insights. His technical focus on operational efficiency and analytics will benefit Uplift customers as Sweidan works with his team to provide more accurate drone data and sharper insights.
Jamail Carter is a growth-oriented executive with a proven track record for identifying opportunities and providing strategic direction to deliver tangible results. With nearly two decades of experience in enterprise sales and management, Carter will lead the team as vice president of business development and sales. He is responsible for building partnerships and growing Uplift’s customer base. Before joining Uplift, Carter was the chief operating officer for medical technology startup ONVI. His experience cultivating positive client relationships will prove invaluable as he extends Uplift’s customer-centric team and interfaces with clients.
“Uplift is already doing impressive work in the construction space. I’m eager to dive into the nuances powering this service. My goal is to fine-tune the system, extracting and uncovering hidden value for both the company and its clients,” said Sweidan.
“It’s exciting to join such a remarkable multi-disciplinary team,” said Carter. “Knowing what Uplift has already achieved and how the industry is evolving, it’s clear the company has helped fuel rapid growth for drones in construction. I look forward to applying my expertise to further bolster that growth.”
Uplift is actively recruiting new talent. For more information on the team and current openings, visit the Careers page. In addition, Uplift will be exhibiting at Groundbreak 2017 in Austin, Texas from March 29-31, 2017. Stop by Booth #201 to see the team in action.
About Uplift Data Partners
Uplift Data Partners captures and analyzes aerial data to deliver construction insights for peak project performance. The company operates America’s most experienced network of certified drone pilots over construction sites. Uplift’s turnkey data service supports construction managers and BIM engineers during pre-construction, construction and inspection. Uplift drones collect 3D data accurately to five centimeters, preventing rework, reducing waste, increasing safety, and boosting margins. Based in Chicago, the privately held firm operates in almost 60 locations throughout the United States.