By Rick Falbo, Exec. V.P. Mircom
The Mircom Group of Companies https://www.mircom.com is North America’s largest independent designer, manufacturer and distributor of fire life safety, security, building communications and intelligent control solutions. It was founded over 25 years ago and has industry roots dating back to the early 1960’s. Today Mircom has offices in over 25 locations across North & South America, the Middle East and Asia, and serves clients in over 100 countries worldwide
Mircom is very proud to highlight the story and achievements of one of its employees, Mr. Joel Bartlett.
Joel is a native of St. Kitts and has been associated with Mircom since 2008. Joel studied electrical engineering while
in school and has worked for various Canadian and U.S. multinational corporations throughout his career. While with Mircom, Joel has served in a multitude of roles and continues today as one of our primary technical resources with a very broad and deep understanding of our full suite of solutions.
Joel began with Mircom while the company was engaged in a complete retrofit of the St. Kitts Marriott Resort and Royal Beach Casino. http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/skbrb-st-kitts-marriott-resort-and-the-royal-beach-casino . Joel played a vital installation management role at the Marriott Resort and his broad knowledge of electrical and programming requirements greatly assisted Mircom in ensuring the success of this project.
Joel progressed quickly within our organization and ultimately became our Eastern Caribbean sales and service leader while managing one of our Mircom ES branches. Joel helped Mircom leverage the success at the Marriott to gain many more project wins in St. Kitts including fire and life safety retrofits at Ross Universityhttp://veterinary.rossu.edu/life-in-st-kitts/virtual-tour.html , at the luxury development of Christophe Harbourhttp://www.christopheharbour.com and at the Nevis Performing Arts Center http://www.explorenevis.com/nevis-performing-arts-centre
In 2014, when Mircom reached out to Joel and invited him to Canada to train and receive his certification on our brand new Intelligent Building Solutions Portfolio, he quickly answered the call. Joel traveled to Canada for several weeks of in depth sales, service and programming education at our corporate head office in Vaughan, ON. In 2016, after a successful application to the Government of Canada, Joel has been granted an extended stay under a Federally sponsored Work Program as a result of his advanced technical skills and expertise. Since being granted his work permission, Joel has proven to be an instrumental part of the success of our new “smart building solutions platform”https://www.mircom.com/smart-living. Joel has been involved in several very high profile projects such as Expo Cityhttp://expocity.ca in the Vaughan Metropolitan Center https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3uO9eU8SwI and at One Bloor http://www.onebloor.com , one of the tallest condominium towers in all of Canada. Joel is one of our first fully trained and certified experts in our new IBS solutions and will be part of the effort to expand this product offering from Canada to the U.S.A and beyond.
Joel has a very bright future with Mircom and will continue to play a vital role for us as we grow our products, services and market share worldwide. We are proud to have Joel on our team and St. Kitts & Nevis should also be proud of the success and achievements of one of its own citizens.