The best business advice received in the fledgling days of Agility Technologies was, “do what you know”. After spending an accumulated 30+ years in the technical rescue and communications equipment manufacturing business, the decision to focus on developing equipment for people working in hazardous environments was a no brainer. Agility Technologies was created at the crucible of a kitchen table for the purpose of making a positive difference in the lives of the people we serve. We want our company to break out of the slow moving corporate equipment manufacturer mold. We want to be active participants in the Rescue, Military and Industrial communities. We will remain agile and open to the suggestions of our customers and provide exceptional customer service.
Our initial job was to develop a new vision for our upstart organization. We spent time talking to rescuers, colleagues and friends around the world about needs, wants, and technical requirements. We also took the time to do extensive technical research into the creation and application of emerging technologies. Then we cross matched these with information gathered from potential customers and developed a strategy to design and develop the next generation visual and communications platform specifically engineered for Emergency, Military and Industry personnel working in highly-skilled hazardous work environments.
This knowledge manifested itself into a visionary ecosystem of products that are supported by both hardware and software. The initial Investment and technical skills required to start the process were put into place and Agility is executing on the development of our roadmap starting with the FirstLook360 Camera.
We are confident that the FL360 and its intuitive App will exceed user expectations, increase capabilities and open avenues for collaboration that previously have been denied due to currently available antiquated search equipment. We recognize the shift in higher user expectations for technical products and the need for cost effective, practical solutions. All of us here at Agility want to put the “TECH” back into Technical Rescue.
Stay tuned, this is going to be fun …
Co-Founder / Partner | Director – Sales & Marketing
Matt brings over 20 years of sales and marketing experience to Agility. Matt’s responsible for sales, marketing and technology implementation. As the brainchild behind Agility, his vision is to establish a model company in the manufacturing industry with the goal to provide exceptional customer service, quality, and timely excellence. For the last 12 years, Matt has held several roles and responsibilities at Savox Communications (CON-SPACE Communications – acquired) marketing and selling hardware tech products in the fire/rescue, industrial, law enforcement, military and mobile markets around the world. Matt has helped create partnerships with Fortune 500 companies like AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Motorola Solutions to name a few. When work ends and play begins, Matt enjoys a very active lifestyle taking advantage of everything one of the best cities in the world, Vancouver, has to offer.
Co-Founder / Partner | Director – Product Development
Andy has been directly engaged with the development, manufacture and sale of electronic communication and safety products for over 30 years. He has been deeply involved in the start-up of two successful businesses – Magnum Distribution Ltd. and CON-SPACE Communications Ltd. He was directly responsible for multiple OEM products developed and manufactured for fortune 500 companies globally. He has authored articles and technical papers for industry groups, military and technical rescue publications. His focus on making the customer experience a positive one is reflected in all his past products and projects. He possesses extensive hands on experience in both the North American and European markets. During his free time Andy is a volunteer firefighter and enjoys listening to his vinyl record collection at his log cabin in the mountains of British Columbia.
Co-Founder / Partner | Director – Operations
Entrepreneur and business man, Kornelis operates a successful IT business located in Vancouver as well as a resort business in the Netherlands. Kornelis brings considerable expertise and focus in the areas of finance, organization and processes to Agility.
Akshay is a Systems Engineer with expertise in embedded firmware & hardware development and enjoys building cross-functional teams that excel in the convergence of hardware & software. He has won the SFU Engineering Competition four years in a row and represented SFU at the Western Engineering Competition at UVic, UoA, UBC and UBC-O. He was most recently co-founder of Avian Robotics – a startup developing a swarm of autonomous drones for the purposes of security.
Great article written in Technical Rescue Magazine by Daryl Ashford-Smith on USAR search techniques featuring the White Helmets. http://www.agilitycorp.com/…/upl…/2018/09/TR73SyrianUSAR.pdf Regardless of your thoughts on this organization and the anti-White Helmet...
FL360 will be taking part in the 2018 Patriot North Exercise at Volk Field Air National Guard Base in Wisconsin. Patriot North brings together over 900 civilian and military personnel from over 40 National Guard units and other organizations When a natural disaster...