Job Title: CEO
What attracted you to study electronics?
Engineering was an obvious career for me as I was always keen on building, (and dismantling) things. When I left school many moons ago, electronics was the hot technology and I believe it remains so today. Electronics, in its many forms, offers a varied and stimulating career path with opportunities for progression and life-long learning.
Why start your own business?
With my engineering degree, I started with Hewlett Packard and proceeded to spend 23 years in a large company environment. I started Calnex in 2006 with the objective of delivering a new class of test equipment to the telecommunications industry. Why? Well, I saw the market need and it seemed like it would be an interesting challenge! I have found there are many differences between working in a large company and a smaller young company. At Calnex the connection to the business and between what you do and how it affects your customers along with the impact you can have on the company and the variety of tasks you undertake are all much higher and, most importantly, far more rewarding.
What does the future hold for Calnex?
Calnex’s future success is dependent on the people at Calnex. With telecommunications being a boom industry for the foreseeable future, I firmly believe the opportunity is there. It is up to us to make our own success through our continued ability to demonstrate the flexibility, innovation and drive that has underpinned our success to date. We compete by being innovative whilst understanding and playing to our strengths. We win because our products are the best at what they do and our customers like working with us because of our professional, responsive approach. We achieve all this by having high performing people in every job function across the company.