Test & Measurement

RF technology specialist increases its business development team

14th February 2023
Paige West

To continue its growth into the space and defence industries, RF-to-mmWave designer and manufacturer Filtronic has expanded its team of business development experts.

The company has appointed Mark Whetton and Keith Scivier as business development directors to support its offering in existing sectors and increase capability for upcoming projects in 2023 and beyond.

Filtronic has a history of innovation and a 45-year track record of designing and manufacturing high-performance, customised solutions for complex sectors such as telecommunications infrastructure, aerospace and defence, space, test & measurement, and critical communications.

During his career, Whetton has occupied principal roles in the aerospace and defence sector and boasts credentials from companies such as Teledyne, e2v and BAE Systems, where he started his career. Scivier possesses a broad international military and civil aircraft background, with experience ranging from sales manager at BAE Systems to interim CEO of Ultra Electronics Chinese Joint Venture. In their new roles, Whetton and Scivier will be responsible for key programmes within the aerospace and defence, and space sectors, as the company looks to grow its market share within these dynamic growth sectors.

“Filtronic is going through a decisive expansion into new technologies and industries,” said Whetton. “Our experience within aerospace and defence primes, combined with our understanding of RF technologies and the various routes to market puts us in a great position to showcase Filtronic’s extensive capabilities to customers old and new.”

“We expect to drive growth and attract new quality customers,” added Scivier. “In the past year, Filtronic has opened a new design centre in Manchester to support the existing sites in Sedgefield and Leeds, strengthening our engineering technical capacity. With Filtronic’s continued investment in innovative UK manufacturing capabilities, we are looking forward to exploring and building new relationships with defence and space primes.”

Walter Magiera, Chief Commercial Officer of Filtronic added: “Over the past year we’ve invested in the workforce, which has been pivotal in maintaining our leadership in RF and microwave technology that is designed, made, and delivered in the UK. Mark and Keith’s vast expertise will reinforce Filtronic’s position, driving growth and creating strong relationships with new and existing key strategic clients.”

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