Biral Welcomes Two New Additions

Meteorological experts, Biral, has expanded its engineering and marketing teams with the appointment of Jamie Sarkozi as its new internal sales engineer and Harri Lewis-Davies as its new marketing and communications officer.

Sarkozi has a background in technical sales engineering and previously worked at Europe’s largest manufacturer of pressure and safety relief valves. During this time, Sarkozi worked with multiple industries (Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical, Aerospace, Energy etc.), as well as being involved in project management. Prior to starting at Biral, he was senior technical sales engineer for Leser UK, a position he held for six years.

At Biral, Sarkozi will be responsible for key account/business management, creating new leads and customer consultation, dealing with technical/engineering queries and working closely with business partners to promote a wide range of sensors to both existing and new customers.

Before joining Biral, Lewis-Davies worked for LIBERTY Steel Group, an international business for the production of liquid steel made from raw and recycled materials through to high value precision engineered steels and associated services. In this role, he was responsible for the creation and production of various internal sales, forecasting and customer reports.

Harri Lewis-Davies

Lewis-Davies’ main responsibilities at Biral include generating and designing marketing materials, managing the company website and social media channels, while being responsible for all aspects of Biral’s attendance overseas and at events alongside general marketing activities. She also coordinates Biral’s PR and CRM system.

“We are delighted to welcome Jamie and Harri to Biral,” commented Nathan Neal, sales and marketing director at Biral, “They are both experienced in their fields and great additions to the business. Their contributions will be valuable in Biral’s development and success and it’ll be exciting to have them on the journey with us.” 

Biral is also proud to have been partnered with Andrea Pizzuti in pursuing his PhD at the University of Bath, which was completed in January.

Pizzuti’s work within the H2020 SAINT (Science and Innovation with Thunderstorms) project aimed at further improving the lightning waveform recognition ability of the Biral BTD-300 thunderstorm detector. Pizzuti developed a novel machine-learning based classification algorithm to do this and explored new applications of the technology in atmospheric electricity research.

Pizzuti also contributed to research in the occurrence of transient luminous events (TLE) and the most powerful lightning, commonly referred to as super bolts, in areas surrounding the British Isles.