Meet Glen Blackstock, owner of Micron Scientific and a WipWare value added reseller for Australasia since 2005. Perhaps the most crucial territory to have strong representation, Australasia poses challenges to global mining suppliers due to logistics, remote mine-sites and the time-zone differences. In contrast, WipWare thrives in the land-down-under because of Blackstock's decades of mining instrumentation experience and his passion for optimizing mining operations using fragmentation analysis technologies.
An iron-ore super project in the Pilbara region in Western Australia is a prime example of WipWare's latest M4 Solo systems' successful installation: "One of the biggest factors for winning the contract was because of the localized sales and support that Micron Scientific offers" says Blackstock. His wife, Karen - the logistics and invoicing guru - plays a major role in bridging the logistical challenges associated with shipping from North America to Australia, making the client purchasing experience a smooth one.
Tom Palangio, President at WipWare, sees a bright future for the Australian market and the duo that drives new business there: "Glen and Karen have certainly put in the time to develop sales opportunities, and we anticipate this market will play a critical role in the growth of WipWare in the next few years".
As for Blackstock, working in the mining and aggregates industry is a labour of love. Connecting with new and existing clients is something Glen enjoys immensely, ensuring his clients are satisfied with the data WipWare systems are providing. If you are in the market for particle sizing and work at an operation in Australasia, you can contact Glen directly at email@example.com, or by phone at 61-07-5453-7982.Tweet