May 9, 2023
May 4th 2023 saw Groundline Engineering formalise its entry into the US market in a ceremony presided over by New Zealand Trade Commissioner Vicky Whitlock in Washington DC. The move is a natural progression for the global powerline engineering consultancy and with successful operations already in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, the ceremony saw the symbolic presentation of a pounamu Mere to Mr Christian Nolden who has been appointed President of Groundline Engineering (USA).
Co-founder and Director Ian Flatley described the presentation as a gift from the founders and owners and recognition of Mr Nolden’s Mana and Authority in this growing market. The consultancy aims to increasingly support USA power networks with specialist powerline expertise and design services. The consultancy adds strength also to existing US partners and distributors in making global HV and LV innovation more accessible in the US. Developed within the Groundline Engineering Group, transformative NDT and timber pole data PHI™ www.thorpoletest.com and specialist wildfire prevention conductor www.coveredconductor.com is to be represented.
Note: Pouanamu (New Zealand Greenstone) is sacred in Maori culture and can represent prosperity, strength, status, peace and a connection with the natural world. Mere are ancient weapons, a symbol of courage, respect, strength and the ability to cut through life’s obstacles. Mana in Maori culture is a supernatural force in a person, place or object and can convey power, prestige, authority, charisma and status.