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Nick Parsons
Senior Vice President, Engineering and Technology

As Senior Vice President, Engineering and Technology, Nick Parsons is responsible for advancing the core technology and creating customer solutions to support the strategic vision of the company. Mr. Parsons is responsible for directing the overall Polatis product development program, ensuring products meet or exceed customer expectations.

Nick Parsons has over 20 years experience in the defense, aerospace and communications industries. Prior to joining Polatis, he served as Vice President and Programme Director at Marconi Optical Components. Previously, Nick held senior roles within the Avionics Group of BAE SYSTEMS (now SELEX Galileo), latterly serving as Technical Director of the Electro-Optic Systems and Tactical Products Divisions. In his early career, he managed R&D divisions of GEC-Marconi in photonics & microwave technologies and has over 40 papers and 10 patents in the field.

Steve Whigham
Vice President, Strategic Operations and Projects

As Vice President, Strategic Operations and Projects, Steve is responsible for the delivery of our strategic objectives; to harness and exploit our technology through coordinated improvements to our products and processes, while all the time being particularly focused on reducing product costs and scaling capacity to ensure that our customers receive a world class customer experience. Steve has 25+ years of senior management experience in the telecoms market with Celestica, JDSU, and e2v, where he was most recently Group Operations and Quality Director with a 1,000 person team reporting to him.