Executive Management

VP Operations

Georgios is responsible for the manufacturing, testing and maintenance of EM Solutions products. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for quality he manages the expert team of engineers and technicians who carry out complex assembly and testing of equipment to ensure it complies with strict specifications and standards. Georgios works closely with EM Solutions’ Corporate Technology and Engineering groups to develop prototype systems and to ensure compliance with the company’s manufacturing ISO9001:2008 quality system.

After graduating in Electronic Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University, Georgios’ career started at Airtech as an R.F. Engineer designing TMAs and RF Conditioning systems for the cellular market. He then joined ComDev’s New Business Development team establishing new customers in Europe and Far East. Georgios provided technical support and trained new employees within multidisciplinary teams on NPI for various products in high volume manufacturing environments and established a new state-of-the-art facility in China. In addition, Georgios was the technical lead on projects for customers such as Alcatel, Nortel, Ericsson, Nokia, Motorola, Orange, NEC, Huawei and ZTE.

VP Programmes

John has over twenty years’ industrial experience in the satellite telecommunications and electronics industry. John’s role at EM Solutions is to Project Manage the satellite programs within Australia for the Australian Defence Forces and assist international vendors who purchase our equipment to integrate with their systems.

John has been responsible for the successful completion of JP2008 Phase 3E MASTIS Terminals for Royal Australian Navy working with the Prime contractor, BAE Systems Australia. MASTIS project was the design and manufacture of a shipborne tracking Ka-band satellite system. John also managed the completion of JP2008 Phase 3E CTRS Land Terminals – Flyaway Ka-band system – for the Australian Army working with BAE Systems Australia.

Currently John is heading the US WGS Certification Program for EM Solutions’ Communications on the Move (COTM) Ka-band Satellite Terminal. COTM is a VSAT terminal developed by EM Solutions with support from BAE Systems for the Australian Defence Forces as part of a capability technology demonstration program.

Prior to joining EM Solutions in 2003, John was Senior Manufacturing Manager at Filtronic PLC, a high volume manufacture of microwave filters for cellular base station infrastructure. Filtronic PLC was one of the world’s largest providers of microwave filters with approximately 3000 employees worldwide. Customers included NEC, NOKIA and Huawei.

Chief Technology Officer

Glen Callaghan has worked at EM Solutions for 20 years.  His main responsibilities include system level engineering of satcom-on-the-move (SOTM) terminals.  Glen was responsible for the initial design concept for SOTM terminals and the design of the beacon signal processing system, which estimates the terminal’s pointing error from the satellite’s beacon signal.  At EM Solutions, Glen has also developed a TDMA modem and has worked on certification of satcom terminals.

Prior to working at EM Solutions, Glen Callaghan worked at Mitec Ltd as a RF design engineer.

Chief Engineer

After graduating from the University of Queensland with 1st class honors in engineering, Garth Niethe worked with Filtronic Comtek on components for high power telecommunications amplifiers. He then moved to Codan where he helped develop their range of C- and Ku- band BUCs, before joining EM Solutions in 2006. He has a passion for innovation and working in collaboration with others.

Garth is now Chief Engineer at EM Solutions, working with the Engineering Group alongside the Chief Technology Officer to bring the company’s latest innovations to life. Before taking on a senior leadership role at EM Solutions, Garth spent 15 years developing a range of designs for the company’s product line of BUCs and LNBs, including low-noise wideband synthesisers, analogue predistortion networks and waveguide combined SSPAs. He has a wide breadth of experience ranging from power supplies and microcontrollers to FPGAs and microwave amplifiers for both ground stations and nano-satellites. In particular he has a knack at amplifying wanted signals and eliminating unwanted ones.

Defence Programmes Director
 

Ryan Nash joined EM Solutions as a Project Manager in 2020 and moved into the role of Programmes Director in 2022, His role is to lead the successful execution of all EM Solutions projects from award to close.

Ryan served in the Australian Army, Royal Corps of Signals for 16 years as a Telecommunications Technician, Network Engineer and Satellite Communications Manager (Sergeant) where he built, deployed and managed networks and teams of varying sizes all over the world in challenging environments.  Ryan discharged from the Army in 2018 and worked as a Project Manager at Northrop Grumman before joining EM Solutions.

Ryan holds Diplomas in Project Management, Network Engineering and Leadership and Management and has over 17 years’ experience in military SATCOM.

 

Director of Global Sales

Gary Shmith joined EM Solutions as a Director of Global Sales in 2014 His role is to lead the development of markets for EM Solutions products globally through a mix of direct and channel partner sales.

Gary’s previous experience includes General Manager, Satellite Communications at Codan where he was instrumental in the introduction of new products to market and the development and growth of a global business over a 20-year period.

Gary has a Bachelor of Communications and Electronic Engineering from RMIT in Melbourne and over 30 years experience in the global satellite communications industry.