Key People


Board Members


CHAIRMAN - Ant Howard
A former CEO of Wang New Zealand (now known as Spark Digital), which under Ant’s leadership reinvented itself from a product company to becoming one of the country’s
 most innovative and successful systems integration and services companies. It listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange as part of this process.

Ant’s broad experience with public and privately owned companies gives him depth and breadth of expertise in strategy development; Go-to-market planning and execution; corporate governance; corporate restructuring; mergers and acquisitions; capital raising; business strategies and planning. He has particular expertise and passion for building highly effective leadership teams and facilitating a strong and constructive working dynamic between investors and owners.

 

DIRECTOR - Trevor Laughton
Trevor has a high level of interest in innovation, design thinking, disruptive change, organisational transformation, and corporate strategy & governance. He is an experienced executive and non-executive director and is the current General Manager at Tait Communications.He began his career as an RF Development Engineer and has had various roles in engineering, marketing and corporate management. Trevor has been involved in the development of both European and North American private mobile radio standards for many years.

 

 

 

MANAGING DIRECTOR - David Wade
David Wade joined the MiMOMax Wireless Team as an interim CEO and Executive Director in January 2016 and was appointed Managing Director in February 2017. Prior to that, David was a long-term employee at MiMOMax Wireless' sister company Tait Communications. With 16 years as CFO as well as 7 months as Acting CEO, he was the Chairman of MiMOMax Wireless from 2007 through to 2012. David brings a wealth of financial and commercial experience, market knowledge and his previous experience within MWL to the organisation.



Leadership Team


CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER - Doug McConnell

Doug transferred with the MiMOMax Wireless team at its inception in 2007. He has had in excess of 40 years within the Tait Group and has been responsible for managing teams of developers to achieve world class ingenious feats of engineering in radio communication products.

Doug is highly respected in the industry working with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Foundation for Research Science and Technology / Callaghan Innovation and is also the MiMOMax Wireless representative with the National Wireless Research Centre.

 

 

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER - Kok Heng Loh

Kok Heng has many years’ research and development experience. Responsible for the release of implementation for many innovative products with many multinational customers including Logitech, Siemens Medical, BMW Automobile, Renault and Toyota. Kok Heng joined MiMOMax Wireless in December 2007 as the Projects and Systems Manager. Kok Heng’s key responsibilities at MiMOMax Wireless include planning and managing the entire product creation process from requirements capture to manufacturing and customer rollout.

Kok Heng manages the generation of customer requirements, product specifications and system design to ensure that the programme delivers against objectives, within budget and timeframes and to the agreed quality.

 

GM BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & CLIENT SERVICES - Blair Hopkins
Blair is responsible for three key areas
  1. Business Development – Asia-Pacific & ROW
  2. Pre-Sales Support Services
  3. Customer Support Services

With a wealth of over 20 years’ experience in the radio communications industry, Blair is an asset to our team and our customers alike. Blair's early career technical background had him travelling and working extensively around the world installing, commissioning and supporting radio systems. This has provided Blair with excellent knowledge and experience of our customers and their requirements.

 

GENERAL MANAGER NORTH AMERICA - Paul Reid

Paul Reid has 25 years of experience in the development of professional communications equipment. Fifteen years of which were spent at Tait Electronics Limited where he was a Senior Engineer specialising in receiver and modem design within Tait’s Advanced Technology Division. The Advanced Technology Division pioneered Tait’s early work in digital radio.

Paul’s keen interest in advanced communication technologies, multiple antenna and diversity systems, led him to MiMOMax Wireless where he has spent five years in the position of Principal RF Engineer responsible for RF Engineering and Manufacturing. Paul has been based in Houston from February 2016 and now leads our Sales and customer facing activities in North America.



MARKETING ADVISOR - Lisa van Vuuren
Lisa is responsible for Marketing functions at MiMOMax Wireless co-ordinating Market intelligence through the development process while managing MiMOMax Wireless external communications and industry event presence. Lisa is an experienced and qualified marketing professional, with both product management and marketing communications experience in the technology industry.

 

 

 

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - John Billows 

John Billows joined the MiMOMax Wireless Team in April 2017 as Asia Pacific Business Development Manager having returned to Christchurch from Melbourne Australia and Harris Critical Networks. John has 25 years Telecommunications experience and 5 years in the Tech Startup space. Starting as a Systems Engineer with Tait, John then played a key role in the development of the Latin American Market for Tait, has been Product Manager for Network Solutions and has lived and worked around the world with experience in the American, Middle East, European and Asia Pacific Markets. 

 

 

NETWORK DESIGN MANAGER - John Wilkinson
With over 25 years’ experience in radio communications, John’s most recent roles have been Company Director, Consultant, Country Manager and Regional Engineering Manager. John is a communications professional specializing in Land Mobile and Linking Radio solutions. As a subject matter expert, John provides consultation and design services in the radio communications sector.
John has practiced in all aspects of the professional radio industry, including equipment design, manufacturing, type approval, systems design and implementation, through to senior management, sales and consultancy. John is a highly practical and skilled Radio Engineer, with a hands-on approach to addressing client’s radio communications needs.

With over 25 years experience in radio communications, John's most recent roles have been Company Director, Consultant, Country Manager and Regional Engineering Manager. John is a communications professional specialising in Land Mobile and Linking solutions. As a subject matter expert, John provides consultation and design services in the radio communications sector. 

John has practiced in all aspects of the professional radio industry, including equipment design, manufacturing, type approval, systems design and implementation, through to senior management, sales and consultancy. John is a highly practical and skilled Radio Engineer, with a hands-on approach to addressing client's radio communications needs. 

 


 

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