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Maestro Digital Mine appoints chief operating officer

Jahanzeb Sohail will lead company in efficiency and quality improvement
Jahanzeb Sohail has been appointed chief operating officer at Maestro Digital Mine in Sudbury.

SUDBURY — Aug. 30, 2022: Maestro Digital Mine announced that Jahanzeb Sohail has been appointed chief operating officer of the company, effective today. In his new role, Mr. Sohail will oversee engineering, operations, logistics, information technology and sourcing, and lead the company's undertaking to improve efficiency and quality across the organization.

Originally from Pakistan, the son of Sohail Rafique and Shaheen Sohail, Mr. Sohail was born and raised in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, until he moved to London, Ont., where he completed his undergraduate studies in BESc Electrical Engineering and a Master in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Power Systems at Western University.

Starting as an electrical engineer at Maestro, Mr. Sohail was responsible for managing projects, leading product development and certification testing. He later took on the role of product manager of the Air Quality products line, managing product performance for a much wider selection, new products and features, development life cycles, and undertaking large complex projects with multiple deliverables to customers across the world. He and his wife, Safa Ayub, will be located in Sudbury.

“We are pleased that Jaha will take on this major leadership role at Maestro Digital Mine,” said Michael Gribbons, president and CEO at Maestro Digital Mine.

“Jaha has already demonstrated leadership and success in executing strategies that are key to the success of our transformation, in our categories of IoT devices and last mile networks, and I look forward to being able to have Jaha’s skill, expertise and approach to business more broadly extended across the organization.”

Maestro Digital Mine, a division of High Grade Controls Corporation, manufactures Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) measurement and control instrumentation for the optimization of underground mine ventilation and underground digital networks for last mile communication. Maestro products are made exclusively for the underground mine automation, IT, and ventilation sectors, delivering energy savings and productivity improvements while meeting the highest health and safety standards. Learn more at