Hi, I’m Tommy Cook, CEO and founder of Calnex Solutions. When people ask me what Calnex does, I reply ‘We help ensure telecommunication systems have a future.’ If they don’t glaze over at that point, I’ll usually elaborate: ‘With our products, Network Equipment and Component Manufacturers, as well as Network Operators, can prove their products and services meet the rigorous International standards required to deliver flawless wireless and wireline communications around the world.’ I really am a big hit at parties.
Calnex Solutions design, produce and market test instrumentation for three market segments: network synchronization technologies, network emulation and high-speed optical module testing. We have over a decade of experience in the test and measurement industry, producing high-end solutions that are as innovative as they are effective.
To date, Calnex has shipped products to over 350 customers in over 60 countries around the world. Headquartered in Linlithgow, Scotland with a sales organization spanning the globe, Calnex is currently adding to its product portfolio, acquiring JAR Technologies (Belfast) in 2018 and more recently Luceo Technologies (Berlin). Calnex was named the 2015 winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade, the UK’s highest accolade for business success.
Our customer list reads like a ‘who’s who’ of some of the world’s most forward-thinking brands. On all continents, we provide test solutions for Network Operators, Network Providers, systems suppliers, labs and companies developing clocks and high-speed components in applications such as 4G/5G Mobile Infrastructure, Industrial Internet, Video Transport, Security, Enterprise and SD-WAN.
These are the guys we keep well away from the engineering of our products. That said, with a combined Blue Chip experience of over 100 years, they have plenty of experience when it comes to growing and delivering on the potential of a fast-growing technology company.
Management Team (left to right)
John P Craig, Finance Director at Calnex, has over 20 years of experience providing corporate finance and business advisory services to a range of high growth SMEs. John’s role at Calnex encompasses all aspects of business strategy and financing, along with ensuring the company’s strong financial management and reporting culture is maintained. John also works closely with the team looking at mid-term organic and inorganic growth opportunities to continue to fuel the company’s growth trajectory.
Tommy Cook is the founder and CEO of Calnex Solutions. He has over 30 years' experience in telecoms test and measurement ranging from hands-on design, programme management of R&D projects through to leading business teams with P&L responsibility for the market segment Calnex is addressing. Tommy is active in a number of Standards forums, including the ITU-T and MEF groups.
Ger Kirk, Calnex's Operations Manager, has 18years' experience with Agilent/Hewlett-Packard developing and implementing both manufacturing and R&D processes with a particular emphasis on new product introduction. Ger also spent 6 years with Scottish Enterprise as an Innovation Specialist where he provided advice and guidance to small and medium sized business.
Claire Wishart, Calnex’s HR Manager, has 23 years’ experience in operational administration working in both corporate environments as well as start-up’s and SME’s. Claire spent 14 years in administrative support at Hewlett-Packard/Agilent Technologies working at Executive Assistant level supporting managers and teams of up to 250 people.
Anand Ram, Calnex's VP of Business Development has 20 years' experience in sales and marketing for blue-chip companies as well as local distributor sales. The majority of his experience has been in telecoms test and measurement, including mobile, optical and datacomms. Anand has held management positions in Agilent Technologies, and Wandel & Goltermann (now Viavi).
Jeff Wright is VP of Engineering at Calnex. He has 30 years' experience in technology with roles including design, Engineering and Commercial management and board level positions. His experience spans 16 years in Motorola's automotive, industrial and consumer semiconductor businesses and 5 years in its global software unit before starting and growing a software company.