Barbados, Jan 15, 2017 - TTEK, a trailblazer in advanced technology for the optimization of customs processing, announced today that Mike Squirrell has been appointed as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Squirrell is a recognized leader in developing systems and solutions for customs border processing and trade facilitation mandates across the globe, where his expertise has been highly sought after over the last 20 years by the World Bank, and the governments of LAO PDR, Trinidad and Tobago, Philippines, Cambodia, and the Solomon Islands.
In this new role, he will be responsible for technical leadership, and architecting the design and delivery of our technologies with a specific focus on leading edge Risk Management and Electronic Single Window Solutions. He will work across multi-disciplinary, and multi-organizational teams to create and deliver customized solutions to meet the most challenging mission needs.
“Mike is an incredible asset for our team and becomes an important leader within the TTEK “C” Suite”, said Chris Thibedeau, Founder and CEO of TTEK Inc.. “He is highly regarded in the international Customs community as a leading visionary of best practice approaches, methodologies, and standards when it comes to the design, development, integration, maintenance, and support of border related technologies.” “He is a unique talent, and having the chance to collaborate with a leading technical expert like Mike is a real privilege.”
Squirrell solves difficult problems from the strategic to the tactical, most recently with LAO PDR Customs to improve the reliability, integration, accessibility and interoperability of their ICT services following the introduction of the ASYCUDA World Customs Management system in 2013, and assisted several Customs Department on the introduction of ‘Single Window’ operations to facilitate trade and meet ASEAN agreements and targets. Mike’s work involves utilising a wide range of both technical and strategic management skills in the fields of IT infrastructure and networking, web services delivery, and the selective sharing and analysis of big data.
A sought after thought leader on border control optimization and the identification of revenue leakage for Customs, he has a consistent reputation for delivering technical solutions on or ahead of schedule and budget.
Squirrell is a Member of the Australian Computer Society and a Member of the British Institute of Engineers as a Chartered Engineer.
TTEK (pronounced "Tee Tek") is a leading global technology solutions firm that focuses on providing government clients with a trusted and transparent approach for obtaining solutions and expertise for customs and border modernization. TTEK promotes a fusion of leading edge products with operational and academic subject matter expertise to help assist nations in modernizing their customs and border processing systems and methodologies. Website: www.ttekglobal.com
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