SafeAI expands to Canada, updates executive team
SafeAI has continued its global expansion with its entry into Canada. To accelerate growth internationally, SafeAI has also appointed David Prusinski to the position of Chief Revenue Officer.
With booming construction and mining industries, Canada is a natural next step for SafeAI's growing business. Canada's mining industry is one of the largest in the world, accounting for 7.8 percent of the country's GDP in 2020. The country's construction sector is also a leading contributor to the nation's GDP, with continued opportunities for growth due to government-funded infrastructure projects.
"At SafeAI, we believe autonomy has the power to create smarter, safer, more productive heavy industry. With flourishing construction and mining sectors, Canada is a natural fit for our business," said Bibhrajit Halder, Founder & CEO at SafeAI. "As we continue to grow our business to meet rising demand for autonomy, we're proud to also expand our executive team. With years of leadership experience, a proven track record of spearheading growth, and knowledge of the Canadian market, David brings an invaluable perspective to our team as we continue to scale our organization and transform off-road autonomous projects globally."
Prusinski brings 25 years of experience driving growth at prominent technology companies across Canada to the CRO role. Prior to joining SafeAI, he worked for nine years at Fleet Complete. Before that, he also held leadership roles at BlackBerry and InSystems.
Expansion into Canada comes on the heels of a year of significant growth for SafeAI as the company accelerated off-road deployment of autonomous technology. In late 2020, the company announced partnerships with industry leaders—including Obayashi and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company—to expand its ecosystem and more effectively deliver autonomy at scale. Earlier this year, SafeAI announced its expansion into Australia and the addition of several new executives to lead the charge. Most recently, the company announced $21 million in Series A funding to accelerate research and development and global growth.