Surna Cultivation Technologies, a company in controlled environment agriculture (CEA) systems engineering and technologies and a subsidiary of CEA Industries, hired Leandru Schiau as Product Manager. Mr. Schiau brings over a decade of experience building and leading product development for several global organizations.
“Surna Cultivation Technologies has been introducing new products and services at a breakneck speed as we aggressively execute on our strategic plan announced last year,” said Jamie English, Vice President of Marketing. “To continue delivering on our growth strategy, we are thrilled to have a seasoned product development manager such as Leandru join us. With Mr. Schiau on staff, we are confident we can continue delivering new offerings that help in the build-out of highly efficient and profitable grow environments for our customers.”
In his previous role as Senior Product Manager at Cirris Inc., Mr. Schiau was responsible for setting the company’s hardware and software strategy and vision by developing close relationships with cross functional teams and ensuring the products met customer needs through research and voice of customer.
Prior to Cirris, Mr. Schiau was Senior Product Manager at Emerson Automation Solutions where he was responsible for developing business cases for new products within the Switchbox product line and for developing detailed product specifications to improve product positioning.
In his role at Surna, Mr. Schiau will be responsible for product strategy and vision, including voice of the customer, market trends, product training, and successful new product launches.