The Stratus Imaging Team
Jonathan Smith (Director & General Manager) has spent his whole life around the technology sector. Upon leaving school he studied IT Networking and began work in an IT company which also included study courses in electronics.
Jonathan moved his direction from technical side to become a sales assistant and finally sales manager within the IT sector in which he dealt with many and varied customers and business contacts.
With this background Jonathan moved for the following 13 years into the automotive industry as a sales consultant and finally as a fleet account manager. Through these years he developed the understanding of sales, custom vehicle builds, and meeting and managing customer expectations and requirements. His dealings were from the single vehicle buyer through to General Managers and purchasing officers of large organisations. He spent several years during this time learning and gaining a passion for remote controlled helicopters and drones.
This passion and desire drove him to look at business opportunities, eventuating in setting up Stratus Imaging in 2015. His drive is to assist the agricultural sector to help make informed decisions based on information gathered using drones and specialised camera’s.
He is a family man that enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. His hobbies include football, cricket, fishing and basketball.
Andrew Dedman (Director & Operations Manager) is an accomplished professional with extensive leadership experience developing and executing strategy to drive sustainable business and cultural change resulting in significant Health & Safety performance improvement. Experience includes supporting roles in the Australian operations of one of the top 5 largest global oil and gas firms (Shell Company of Aust)
Proven track record of leading transformational change to re-energize the safety capability of organisations with cross-functional, multisite, and multi-business teams.
Achieved through engagement and buy-in at all levels within the organisation on safety critical risk management practices to ensure safe and reliable business operations.
Comfortable interacting in all situations from senior level to shop floor employees. Extensive experience with working with OH&S and environmental regulators. A maturity and breadth of experience combined with drive and ambition to develop further.
Andrew brings his vast operation knowledge to day to day operations, from flight planning, logistics and maintenance