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Visitors from Across the Pond

This week we welcomed George Carmel and Crystal Paulitzki to Rompa HQ. George is the CEO of Flaghouse Inc, the company that owns Rompa, and Crystal is General Manager of Flaghouse’s Canadian operation.

Rompa and FlaghouseThe week was filled with productive meetings with Rompa suppliers and several of our international partners also made the journey to Chesterfield to take advantage of the opportunity to meet George and Crystal in person.  One of Crystal’s primary roles is the promotion of Snoezelen in Canada and her first trip to Rompa revealed lots of opportunities for collaboration in the future.

Thanks to George and Crystal for taking the time out of their busy schedules to come and see us.

A week at FlagHouse Canada

Toronto's CN Tower

Toronto’s CN Tower

In November of last year I spent a week at the FlagHouse office in Toronto, Canada working with their designer Tom Heber, and the rest of the team. Everybody made me very welcome and made my first experience of Canada a memorable one.

The time spent with Tom was valuable on many levels, not only to introduce him to his brand new software, but beyond this I made new friends and it has bought the working relationship of the two companies closer together.

During the week at work I did manage to fit in some sight seeing and experience some of what Toronto has to offer. I saw the city at dusk and night; I also experienced dinner at the top of the CN Tower in the revolving restaurant. Once I got over the initial slightly queasy feeling of motion sickness I sat back and enjoyed a lovely dinner and conversation while taking in the amazing views over the city and the lake.

Since leaving Canada I have maintained contact with Tom and we speak most days to discuss software and design projects. I have left not only having seen Canada but also shared professional experiences and made new friends.

I feel very privileged to have been able to travel with work and to have such a warm welcome from our parent company across the pond.

Two companies divided by a common language; Brought together by Sensory Equipment

George Carmel opens the Rompa Sensory Room

George Carmel opens the Rompa Sensory Room

Mark Johns

Mark Johns

Those with an attentive disposition will have realised that Rompa Limited is a fully owned subsidiary of Flaghouse Inc, based in New Jersey, USA. Although the two are separate companies; we do all we can to make sure that we learn and share information with one another in order to help our customers.

As part of our efforts to work more closely together, we had a VIP visit Rompa HQ to see what the UK team has been up to. George Carmel arrived to strengthen the bonds between the two companies.

During his time here, we managed to get through all sorts, ranging from better purchasing (better prices for you) to new product development (better products as well). Good news all round then… George was also kind enough to officially open our brand new sensory room, based in our office, showing the latest interactive technologies using Sensory Magic as the hub of the environment www.sensory-magic.com.

The room was designed and created for our staff to enjoy an immersive and calming environment, where creativity and teamwork could prosper and blossom. As well as allowing our customers to come in and see how Rompa’s sensory rooms really do stand out from the crowd…

If you would like to visit us and see a demonstration of the room and equipment, please contact us on 0845 230 1177 or hello@rompa.com. All in all a very worthwhile and successful trip.