Meet Our People: Fernanda Carrea, GroundProbe VP Technology
My name is Fernanda Carrea. I have been with GroundProbe since June 2017, when I joined as a Product Manager. I have embraced every opportunity GroundProbe has provided me and I currently lead the Technology team as VP – Technology.
What’s the best part of working at GroundProbe?
The uniqueness of my job resides in the level of collaboration and passion we have in our team. Every day presents itself with a new and different challenge and I get to work with, and learn from, the most talented and dedicated people at all levels of the organisation and on a global scale. There are no boundaries to what you can do at GroundProbe. We consider everyone’s ideas to create and continuously improve our growing portfolio of geotechnical solutions and services.
I love what I do in GroundProbe, especially as I can see the impact our teamwork has in the industry we support to make our customers and their communities safer.
I am passionate about making a difference and I love contributing to new customer-centric solutions that will shape the future for the better. As an Industrial Engineer, I am motivated by identifying gaps and analysing very complex problems, engaging with diverse stakeholders, and using different hats to come to new and innovative solutions.
I have always enjoyed working in product strategy and development, overseeing product development from conception to completion in various industries and locations, including consumer electronics, energy, and mining.
What I have found in GroundProbe is a new level of innovation and collaboration in a very fast-paced and agile customer-oriented organisation, which amazed me from day one. I could see a new idea turned into a product and implemented in the field, providing value to our customers in months. That is simply a dream come true!
This photo was taken in January 2018. We were at a mine site in Laos with our first-ever deployment at the time – our newly released GMS (Geotech Monitoring Station) Series 1.
We were there carrying out a particular test the customer requested as part of their technical feasibility assessment to find a suitable solution to a long-term, high-value problem they had on-site.
Our purpose was to demonstrate and prove our GMS solution could measure the displacement of prisms over a 5km distance. Given the local environmental conditions, it was a very challenging task, and the photo was taken at the exact point when we achieved it. We had measured prism movement at over 5.11km range: we were thrilled!
Jumping with excitement behind me was my colleague Pras (Prastowo Harymurty) and 5.11km away, on the other end of the experiment, was Fikri Adrianto, holding an array of prisms that the GMS could detect clearly but my phone camera could not.