XcelerateHER Story: Niru Somayajula

XcelerateHER Story!


Up next for our XcelerateHER Story series, we are pleased to introduce:
Niru Somayajula of Sensor Technology Ltd!

Niru is behind the strategic planning, business development, growth and leadership, and new Product development at Sensor Technology Ltd. Niru is an avid cyclist, runner, swimmer and amateur gourmet chef!

Niru is the President and CEO of Sensor Technology Ltd.

About Sensor Technology Ltd:

When Blue Mountain Pottery (a commercial pottery company employing 500+ people) wanted to diversify its offerings, BM HiTech was born in 1983. Founders Eswar & Shashi Prasad immigrated from India in the late 1970’s with degrees in Physics (Piezoelectric Ceramics) and Economics, and they came to Collingwood as part of Blue Mountain Pottery’s diversification of piezoelectric high tech ceramic materials (piezoelectricity).

Subsequently, they incorporated Sensor Technology and BM HiTech as a wholly owned subsidiary in 1983 and have become a global leader in piezo based acoustic tools and systems. Sensor Technology has been committed to designing and manufacturing the highest quality acoustic products since the very beginning and that ethos has not changed.

When Eswar and Shashi started to consider retirement, they looked within the organization for their succession plan. In 2007 they began a formal transition plan to new management resulting in a buy-out by new management in 2011. In the last decade, Sensor Technology has seen extensive growth and expansion with no signs of slowing down.

Sensor Technology remains a proudly family run Canadian Company which keeps the organization nimble and adaptable allowing us to lead advancements in acoustic technology.

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The goal behind XcelerateHER is to connect women entrepreneurs to events, peer groups, mentorship, funding, and support. XcelerateHER has partnered with Simcoe County to bring an incredible group of women from various parts of the county to showcase their business and brands. Our hope is to encourage others to be inspired to start up right here in the County of Simcoe.

We invite you to join us as we cultivate a supportive community of women county-wide who will hold the door open for others to succeed in business.

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Thank you to our partners for making this happen.

Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre
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Innisfil Economic Development
County of Simcoe

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