Meet the Team

Names, photographs and brief biographies for employees of Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd.

Mark Radford - CEO

Mark Radford

    I have been working in the radar industry since 1985, initially as a designer of high performance signal processing solutions for naval radar systems and later as a system designer and development manager. Since joining in 2000, I have been involved in various radar development projects including the specification, design and development of the Blighter radar, a unique electronic-scanning FMCW Doppler ground surveillance radar.

    My experience in the radar industry allows me to provide customers for our Blighter surveillance products with advice on the use and specification of radars for ground and water based intruder surveillance systems.

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Nick Booth - Sales and Marketing Director

Nick Booth

    I have been working with radar since 1998. Initially this involved the design and specification of naval command and control (C2) systems, although I also have experience of designing coastal surveillance and VTS systems.  I have also had the chance to work on applying radar tracking technology for airport Surface Movement Radar (SMR) systems.

    More recently, I moved into the role of sales manager, selling naval C2 hardware to customers in Europe, South Asia and Asia-Pacific. Since joining in 2007, I have worked exclusively as part of the Blighter radar sales and marketing team.

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John Oyler - Engineering Director

Jon Oyler

    My background is in electronics, microprocessor systems and real-time software design. I have been working on the Blighter system since 2008, concentrating on software and integration support and helping to realise new features and products such as BlighterView HMI V2.

    My experience of software systems, radar and Blighter in particular helps in identifying the best engineering solutions. Working with different partners, Blighter has been fully integrated into numerous systems over the last few years.

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Bob Tonkins - Sales and Support Manager

Bob Tonkins

    My background is in the Army, specialising in explosive ordnance disposal and counter-terrorist search. In addition to operations, I have been involved in the doctrine, policy, equipment and training arenas. I use this experience to help the customer define his requirement across the common lines of development to ensure that we provide a comprehensive and sustainable solution, including the delivery of training, to meet his needs.

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Grant Bennett - Area Sales Manager

Grant Bennett

    I have a background in high tech industries including the semiconductor, medical and industrial markets. Most recently I worked with embedded technology, providing support and advice in the development of new technologies in the military and transport industries. This included involvement in system integration of software, optics and mechanical hardware.

    I served with the British Army for a number of years, where my primary role was to ensure safe deployment and continued operation of ground-to-air guided missile systems. My military radar experience and knowledge of emerging technologies allows me to provide advice to customers on the best solutions to fit their project needs.

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Peter Hanlon - Area Sales Manager - Airports

Peter Hanlon

    I have held a variety of senior roles in high technology companies selling into the defence and aviation markets since 1985. I have extensive experience in video and radar, having sold both hardware and software solutions into naval, airborne and civilian markets, which included airport precision approach radars and Airport Surface Detection Equipment systems. More recently I have been responsible for the sale of MEMS-based inertial guidance systems to weapon designers and manufacturers, primarily in South Africa, North Africa and Asia Pacific.

    My extensive experience in high technology markets will help me to understand the unique requirements of airport and critical infrastructure security, and allow me to work with Blighter Surveillance System's customers to establish the most efficient, and cost effective solution for their particular application.

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Roy Cummings - Sales Manager

Roy Cummings

    I have a background in the design and delivery of various aspects of large-scale integrated electronic security systems. Immediately prior to joining Blighter, I was responsible for technical sales and support of a range of communications and transmission products into diverse application areas, including Oil and Gas installations, predominantly in the Middle East but also elsewhere globally. I have experience in the delivery of the telecommunications transmission aspects of integrated systems to safeguard highways and railways, along with other CNI assets (water treatment, power, correctional facilities, etc.) in the UK and further afield.

    I strive to work as closely as possible with customers, in the belief that the better I understand their needs, the better we can together address those needs through the application of the most appropriate technology.

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Gavin Deane - Operations Manager

Gavin Deane

    Having previously worked as a systems engineer and software engineer in various fields, I joined in 2008 as a Consultant focusing on the defence industry. In that role, I delivered a number of Blighter radar projects to customers, which led to me joining the Blighter team at the beginning of 2012. As well as looking after internal operational aspects of the Blighter business, I now work closely with the sales and customer support team to manage the delivery of Blighter radar systems and support to our customers.

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