Advanced Sensor Technology Adds Executive Officer

King of Prussia, PA–Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc., the pioneer and premier provider of wireless soil sensing technology, recently hired Joseph Cahill as its chief financial officer and chief operating officer, making him responsible for directing the company’s financial and day-to-day operations at AST.
With more than 17 years of finance, accounting, consulting and leadership experience, Cahill brings firsthand experience in directing AST’s high growth and expansion into golf and non-golf markets. Most recently, Cahill was the CFO at Gamesa U.S. where he transformed – in just three years – the financial operations of an early stage renewable energy company, into a company with annual revenues in excess of $900 million. Prior to Gamesa, Cahill spent nine years in the technology industry, working at Unisys and Andersen Consulting.
“Joe’s past experience fits perfectly with our growth vision at AST,” said Walt Norley, founder and CEO of Advanced Sensor Technology. “The leadership he provided at his last position is a model that can be applied to AST as we enter a crucial stage with high growth in revenue, product evolvement, entering new markets and staffing. Joe’s background in managing all of this, and managing it well, makes him a great addition to the AST team. Joe is an executive the company can grow into and not out of.”
Cahill expanded, “I joined AST for the opportunity to help build a tremendous brand around this ground-breaking wireless soil sensor technology. The world’s most precious resources are eroding at a rapid pace, including the quantity and quality of water. AST’s technology addresses these issues directly and affordably, and has the vision to expand even beyond water management in the soil.”
Cahill received an undergraduate degree from Saint Joseph’s University in Pennsylvania, and later earned an MBA, with a concentration in international business, from Villanova University. Cahill also attained the distinction of certified public accountant.
In his new role, Cahill will oversee financial and operational activities of AST, positioning the company for tremendous growth in the marketplace.