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Learn More About Soter Technologies and Our CEO, Derek Peterson.

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Derek Peterson

Meet Derek Peterson, an experienced entrepreneur and veteran technology executive who has served in leadership positions at Intelligent Product Solutions (IPS) and Symbol Technologies. During his career, he founded two successful companies and created software products deployed on millions of devices worldwide.

As an accomplished triathlete (Ironman finisher), Derek holds a Bachelor of Science degree in both Computer Science and Applied Math from Stony Brook University in New York. He brings over 20 years of technology leadership and product design experience to the Soter Technologies team.

The journey of Soter Technologies began with Derek’s vision, after experiencing bullying as a student. As an engineer, he dedicated himself to developing a device preventing future generations from enduring similar hardships. Thus, FlySense® was born. A groundbreaking device capable of monitoring sound in areas where cameras and microphones are restricted. The success of the first FlySense® device prompted school officials to seek our help in tackling a new social problem: vaping. Our team of engineers designed sensors to detect vape and changes in air quality. These sensors were integrated into the original device, leading to the launch of an upgraded FlySense® version in 2017. Currently in 2024, Soter is proudly on our 8th generation of our FlySense® vape detection solution.

FlySense® emerged as a groundbreaking device, marking its position as the first and leading vape detector globally. Derek Peterson, our CEO and Founder, is truly a pioneer in this industry, introducing the world to a new technology, creating a space for innovation, and taking the lead in fostering healthy and safe schools.

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