Kirk Petroski’s journey in the mining industry began in 1993 as a field technician for Falconbridge Exploration. Progressing with technological advancements, he founded ERE Services in 1996, introducing GPS surveying to Northern Ontario’s exploration landscape. After completing his MBA cum laude from Laurentian University in 1999, Kirk cemented his network within the Sudbury basin by offering technical services to the mining supply sector starting in 2001.
In 2008, Kirk co-founded Symboticware, envisioning an open wireless platform that connects to mobile assets, facilitating real-time data flow and reporting on safety, production, and maintenance for informed decision-making. This innovation has since been commercialized in Canada, the USA, and LATAM, both directly and through an expanding network of high-profile global partners.
Apart from being a founding contributor and past director, treasurer, and president of the Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Service Association, Kirk contributes to the Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group. He frequently participates in and speaks at community-based events promoting technology innovation and entrepreneurship. Additionally, Kirk serves as a member of the Board of Regents for the University of Sudbury.