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Q&A with Eric Sutton

Written by
Hamish Thomson
Published on
October 26, 2022

As Locatrix expands globally and we head over to the US, we know we are in safe hands with Eric.

Working in Partnership with Locatrix, Eric will be our “boots and eyes on the ground” in North America. His knowledge, expertise and industry background provide us with a solid foundation.

A collaboration that will deliver changes for those in the Northern Hemisphere. Bringing PlanSafe and PlanStudio to a wider audience outside of Australia.

We’re excited to see where our drop pin will land next.

Q: Firstly, where are you currently based?

A: Delray Beach, Florida which is 30 minutes north of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Q: What are you most proud of in your career to date?

A: Playing professional baseball for the Macon Peaches. I got to play with two guys who pitched for the Atlanta Braves and rubbed elbows with three Hall of Famers. Truly an amazing experience!

Q: What made you decide in partnering with Locatrix?

A: I love the mission and the people behind the mission!

Locatrix’s core mission is to map the indoors so that our first responders have access to floor plans and the locations of critical assets before they arrive at an emergency.

There is a massive need for this intel and it could save a lot of lives including those of our first responders.

Q: What excites you most about our products, PlanStudio and PlanSafe?

A: It was built by folks in the fire and security industry for folks in the fire and security industry.

Now, it has applications across several industries. For the smart building revolution to take hold it’ll need dynamic indoor maps that integrate with the various building systems. Indoor maps will also drive the next wave of productivity increases for building service providers.

Spatial awareness and wayfinding are just a couple of the big productivity drivers. PlanStudio is one of the best offerings on the market and positioned to help take smart buildings to the mainstream.

We thought we would take this opportunity to get to know Eric, not just as a partner, but as the person behind the business acumen…

Q: What is the best sound in the world?

A: The “crack” of a wooden bat hitting a baseball

Q: Have you ever imagined inventing something?

A: I’ve come up with a lot of inventions, but never acted on them. I love when I get the “aha!” moment that I’ve come up with something unique.

Q: The best place you have ever visited in the world?

A: Spending a week in Paris with no set agenda.

You can’t go wrong with Eiffel Tower views while eating your breakfast every day at the local café close to your hotel.

Daily adventures would start by hopping on the Metro to different parts of the city and meandering back to the hotel by bedtime. I loved having wine and cheese at the Jardin des Tuileries so much that I did it twice.

Paris isn’t about waiting in long lines to glimpse a famous icon from afar. I was looking for a different cultural experience, so consciously chose the less crowded museums, ate great food, drank amazing wines and absorbed my surroundings.

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