About Antenna Company
Antenna Company was formed to commercialize a new, innovative ‘geometry based’ antenna technology. The enormous potential for this new way of shaping and building antennas for making big steps towards the internet of everything was recognized directly. This led to establishing the Antenna Company in January 2013.
The company is headquartered in Willemstad, Curaçao, and has (sales) offices in the Netherlands, Hong Kong, US and Curaçao, with subsidiaries and development partners in several European countries.
Prof. ir. Roel Pieper, CEO
Roel Pieper graduated, MSc (Ir.) cum laude in mathematics and computer science from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.
Roel’s professional career began at Software AG in Germany [1980-1989], Pieper went to serve as President and CEO of AT&T's Unix Systems Laboratories [1990-1993], CEO of UB Networks (Ungermann-Bass Inc) [1993-1995], CEO of Tandem Computers [1995-1998], Executive VP & Board Member Philips Electronics [1998-1999] Chairman and Founder Favonius Ventures [2000-2008], Chairman Connekt [2001-2007] Chairman and Founder ROAD Group [2008-2009], CEO Eclipse Aviation [2008-2009], CEO PDX [2009-2011], MD of RiRo Ventures [2012- present].
Since 2000 Roel Pieper is part time professor at the University of Twente.
Dr. Diego Caratelli, Research & Development
Dr. Diego Caratelli received the Laurea (summa cum laude) and Ph.D. degrees in Electronic Engineering, as well the M.Sc. degree (summa cum laude) in Applied Mathematics from Sapienza University of Rome, Italy in 2000, 2004, and 2013, respectively.
Research Fellow at the Department of Electronic Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, where he was appointed Contract Professor of Interdisciplinary Laboratory. From 2007 to 2013, he was Senior Researcher at the International Research Centre for Telecommunications and Radar of Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.
Diego has been published in more than 100 international journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings, received the Young Antenna Engineer Prize at the 32th European Space Agency Antenna Workshop and the 2010 Best Paper Award from the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES).
Francesco Giuppi, PhD, Research & Development
Francesco Giuppi received his MSc (cum Laude) and PhD in Electronics from the University of Pavia (Italy), in 2008 and 2011. His doctorate activity was focused on the development of active antennas in Substrate Integrated Waveguide (SIW) technology, and he was the recipient of the Best Student Paper Award at EuCAP 2010 and IMWS 2011.
After that, he joined the Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), in Spain, as a Post-doc Research Associate. His position was financed by a Marie Curie grant, in the framework of FP-7 project SWAP (Symbiotic Wireless Autonomous Powered sensors). Francesco has contributed to around 25 publications appeared in international journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters.
Since November 2013, he works as an antenna designer at Antenna Company.
Prof. Dr. Johan Gielis, Materials & Manufacturing
Johan Gielis graduated as Engineer in the Horticultural Sciences and his career evolved in the direction of plant biotechnology. In the course of his work he discovered a novel mathematical transformation that has been named after him, Gielis transformations. These transformations unify a wide range of natural and abstract shapes and patterns into one simple generalization of the Pythagorean Theorem. Since October 2011, Johan Gielis is professor at the Biosciences Engineering Department at the University of Antwerp. In 2004, he received the Intertech Award for Innovative Excellence from the Graphical Arts Foundation / Printing Industries of America. According to the jury report, “the innovations are brilliant, beyond the charts of innovation”.
Peter Hildenhagen, Dipl-Ing, Product Realization
Peter Hildenhagen is an external consultant from the German RF-Frontend GmbH. Peter received the Diplom-Ingenieur degree in 1995 from the Gerhard-Mercator-University in Duisburg, Germany. From 1993 to 1996 he worked at “Jansen Microwave GmbH”. During that time he was responsible for the design of MMIC circuits and high frequency hybrid circuit design. From 1996 up to September 2014 he worked for the IMST GmbH where his most recent position has been Director system integration. He was responsible for technical and business aspects of several RF projects often including antenna structures and microcontroller programming. Since October 2014 he is (founding) partner of RF Frontend. There he is working together with 10 colleagues in the field of antenna design and RF circuit development.
Projects over the past years were e.g. the design of several GSM RF frontends (Siemens Mobile Radio) and power amplifiers for mobile phones. This work covers also production related questions (testing, quality assurance, sourcing). Products containing the resulting hardware were sold in quantities` of several million. The RF Frontend team is supporting the Antenna Company in all terms of RF-circuit, prototyping and production related questions.
Dr. Thomas Wilhem, Production Operations
Thomas Wilhelm received his Diploma (M.Sc.) in Chemistry and his Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Science in 1981 and 1986, respectively, both from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. He as well graduated as MBA from University of Toronto, Canada, in 1998. During his professional career he served in various senior management functions for BLANCO GmbH + Co KG (Oberderdingen, Germany), Weidmann Plastics Technology GmbH (Rapperswil, Switzerland), Ensinger GmbH (Nufringen, Germany) and forteq Group (Nidau, Switzerland). Thomas is a specialist for polymer materials and processing, including materials for electrical and electronic applications. He (co)authored 8 international publications and 17 patents, most of them in the field of polymers and their properties.
Callum Noon, Product management & business development
Callum leads the US office and is responsible for Product Line Management, Product Marketing, and Business development. His responsibility encompasses product line strategy, roadmap, and go-to-market strategy globally. Callum’s career spans over 20 years in wireless, the last 14 of which have been dedicated to wireless transmission. Originally located in New Zealand, Callum relocated to California in 2009 to take on the challenge of leading global Product Line and Strategy for Aviat Networks. Callum has a depth of understanding of wireless markets, customers, technologies, competitive landscape, and has driven initiatives and business development in some of the most difficult regions and countries of the world. Callum holds an NCZE in Electronics and Computer Science, a diploma in business computing from Massey University in New Zealand, and studied for his MBA with La Trobe University in Australia.
Zoran Bacic, Product Architecture & Software
Prior to joining Antenna Company, Zoran Bacic was the CTO of, among others, Django Digital, ANOX Software, VONOS Group, InterTalk International... His main expertise and interests are in software architecture/structure, high-capacity systems, advanced algorithms and cryptography. Zoran has over two decades of experience in systems-architecture and development, as well as running software-production teams and remote production units.
Niek Boogaard, Corporate Communications
Niek has over 20 years of marketing- en corporate communication experience in Business-to-Business. Before starting at Antenna Company, he worked for PDX in UK as VP Corporate Marketing. Before that, he worked in the international advertising industry in strategy and management. He began his career as a marketing researcher at the Institute for Psychological Market Research.
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