Rajant, a leading provider of portable and adaptable wireless networking solutions, has appointed Scott Beer to the role of Chief Operating Officer – Mining Division. Beer will be responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of Rajant’s sales, marketing and service professionals on a global basis as well as developing the company’s mining services and support operations. Scott most recently served as General Manager of Rio Tinto Information Systems and Technology, where he was responsible for delivering information technology solutions to business units operating in North and South America. Before that, he served as Director of Information System and Technology at Kennecott Utah Copper, a role in which he led significant advances in support of technical systems supporting mining operations. In his new role, Beer will oversee all corporate management responsibilities and operations and strategic and tactical management in the mining market for both above and below ground mines. He will also provide expertise in key areas of mining by overseeing new mining network deployments, customer requirements and future product innovation, based in Salt Lake City, Utah.“I am extremely excited to have Scott join Rajant’s executive leadership team, where we will benefit immensely from his experience, proven record of success and passion for technology,” said Bob Schena, CEO of Rajant. “More than ever, Rajant’s growth opportunities abound as a result of our strong product innovation. Scott’s leadership of global technology, sales, marketing and services will help ensure we harness this potential and fully realise the growth opportunities before us. In all Scott’s previous positions he was a visionary of what could be and inspired his organization to successfully implement world class operational improvements. He will be a real asset to Rajant’s penetration into new markets and the continued growth of its defense, first responder and mining business.”Commenting on his new appointment, Beer said, “I’ve worked with Rajant for years as a customer and when you look at the incredible lineup of innovative products and technologies Rajant is poised to deliver over the next couple of years, it is a very exciting place in which to contribute and work. As a leader in the portable, mobile wireless market, Rajant has shown strong growth and a commitment to bringing needed products to the mining, first responder and military markets. I am looking forward to working with the Rajant team and helping to create even more success.”Scott Beer, an alumnus of the Brigham Young University’s Engineering School and Computer Integrated Manufacturing Graduate Program, has 30 years of executive management, project engineering, and implementation, technical and consulting experience.