Rapier Systems has announced that Ian Maynard, co – founder of Aerelink and veteran of the wireless industry, is joining the company in the role of Technical Account Manager to support its growth and strengthen its presence in England.
Maynard has over 20 years’ experience in the LAN/WAN arena, most of this in wireless communications. At Aerelink, which he co – founded in 2004 and where he worked with the founders of Rapier. Maynard saw turnover grow to two and a half million pounds in 3 years, and the number of employees peak at 45. The company counted many local councils and NHS Trusts among its substantial customer base. He left Aerelink in 2011.
He started his career in the communications industry with Telindus, as an engineer working on large multiplexed networks, but quickly got into wireless systems after a fortuitous acquisition.
Although an engineer at heart, Maynard has gained substantial commercial and marketing experience in a variety of executive roles. At Rapier he will assume specific responsibility for preparing tender responses.
Richard Watson, managing director of Rapier Systems, commented; “I’ve known Ian for a long time and regard this move as pivotal to our growth plans. We have grown very rapidly over the last year in particular due to a surge in demand for wireless solutions, and we need to consolidate our presence especially in England. Ian brings deep, sector specific knowledge and strong commercial and technical skills that together will help us grow in a controlled manner.”
Maynard added; “I am delighted to be joining Rapier at this time of rapid expansion. The benefits of wireless networking are becoming increasingly widely recognised and the team at Rapier is perfectly positioned to capitalise on this. I believe my experience and knowledge will contribute to further growth and give support to the senior management team.”