Employee Spotlight: Lana Aderholdt

This month’s Employee Spotlight features Lana Aderholdt from our Product Quality department.

Read the Q&A below to learn more about her!

Q: What is your name?

A: My name is Lana Aderholdt. I am a Product Test Engineer in our Bozeman, Montana office.

Q: What do you do for Geoforce?

A: I am in our Product Quality department. My main role is to increase the reliability of our proprietary GTx series of battery powered satellite tracking devices. My current responsibility is to monitor all reporting data from our flagship hardware device, the ATEX/IECEx Zone 0 certified GT1 Global Asset Tracker, and our GT0 Compact Asset Tracker. I analyze reporting data looking for anomalous behavior in order to quickly identify any marginal devices or field failures. As part of this effort, I work closely with our Field Services and Customer Support teams around the world to retrieve and/or gain information on any suspicious devices from the field. If a device from the field is returned, I assist in the performing detailed Failure Analysis with our Hardware Development team to perform root cause failure analysis. We then take what is learned from the failure analysis to make continuous improvements to the GTx series product line. 

Because of our quality and reliability teams’ efforts, we believe Geoforce leads the industry in product reliability for GPS tracking devices deployed in harsh environments like the oilfield and other “rough and tumble” field operations environments.

Q: How long have you been working with Geoforce?

A: For a little over a year and a half.

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: Living in Montana gives me the opportunity to get outside and explore a lot of hobbies. I enjoy hiking, camping, backpacking, fishing, trying new foods, traveling, and spending time with my husband and dog. When it gets too cold outside I like to watch Netflix and go to the gym. My favorite television series has been Firefly (someone really messed up with that one). I also enjoy playing and watching sports. I have been a lifelong New York Yankees and Green Bay Packers fan. I schedule vacations around when the Yankees come to town. 

Q: If you could choose one song as your theme song, what would it be and why?

A: I would choose ‘Requiem for a Tower‘ by Escalla because every good theme song/sound track needs to have an epic instrumental.

Q: If you were stranded in an airport what would be your 3 must-haves?

A: If I was stranded at an airport I would need to have my sweatshirt, laptop and sound canceling headphones. If this was a Tom Hanks in Terminal scenario I would have to rethink my answer though.

Q: What is your favorite attribute of Geoforce?

A: My favorite thing about working at Geoforce is the people and the work environment they create.  Everyone at Geoforce really cares about their work and are focused first and foremost on making sure our customers receive great products and that they are fully supported.