Meet The Team

At Taoglas, we understand that it is our team of experts, working to provide and maintain a superior level of service, that allows us to stand out from our competitors. Read the bios below for a brief introduction to some of the key members of our team.

  • Dermot O’Shea

    Co-Founder/Joint CEO
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    Dermot is a seasoned IoT entrepreneur, with more than 15 years’ experience in the global electronics industry spread over roles in Europe, Asia and North America. He is recognized as an expert in the antenna and wireless business. Dermot currently serves as Joint CEO of Taoglas Group and President of Taoglas USA – the leading M2M/IoT antenna solutions provider.

    Dermot co-founded Taoglas with Ronan Quinlan in 2003 and together they have led the company to exponential profitable growth.  Dermot has also helped Taoglas earn recognition globally as the market leader for M2M and IoT antennas.

  • Ronan Quinlan

    Co-Founder/Joint CEO
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    Ronan is a co-founder of Taoglas and has over 18 years’ experience in the electronics industry, mostly earned during his time in Asia.  Ronan’s expertise in this area covers a broad spectrum, with a key focus on production, quality processes, and antenna and wireless product development.

    Ronan operates out of Taoglas headquarters in Ireland and serves as Joint CEO of Taoglas Group. Additionally, he has overall responsibility for the Taoglas EMEA region and Taoglas Taiwan operations, where he spends a number of months each year.

  • Tara Morris

    Chief Financial Officer
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    Tara joined the Taoglas team in 2012 with over 14 years’ finance experience in both practice and industry. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Certified Accountants and currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Taoglas Group from our EMEA headquarters in Ireland.

    Tara has successfully managed the Group’s growth by consistently maintaining strong profits and working capital and this successful management of the Group’s finances has enabled Taoglas to expand by opening subsidiaries in new countries, opening new business divisions and continuously investing in R&D infrastructure. Tara also drives and manages the Group’s strategic plan to ensure that Taoglas are at the cutting edge of the M2M/IoT antenna industry.

  • Chris Anderson

    VP of Engineering
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    Chris is the VP of Engineering at Taoglas; he joined the team in 2013 and has more than 15 years’ experience in the industry. Chris is responsible for managing and coordinating global engineering resources to ensure Taoglas’ continued growth and efficiency. He is an expert in his field, having executed and overseen hundreds of successful RF/cellular product developments for many Fortune 100 organizations and other household company names.

    Throughout his career, Chris has held positions at Grayhill, NextNet, Motorola, Spectrum Design and Digi International, to name but a few. He has been responsible for all aspects of radio product development including chip level cellular, GPS & WiFi solutions, antennas, software, production test systems, agency and carrier certifications, as well as manufacturing deployment.

  • Catherine Cusack

    Vice President North America
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    Catherine joined the Taoglas team in 2011 and has served as Vice President of Taoglas USA, Inc. since November 2015. Catherine is situated in our San Diego office and leads our North American team of dedicated operations and administrative representatives. She is responsible for supporting substantial growth while maintaining the highest standards of quality and service in this region.

    Catherine has played a significant role in the growth of the NASAC region through customer, product and procedural focus. She is instrumental in driving the director’s ambitious initiatives through creativity and strategic implementation.

     

     

  • Tim Dolan

    VP of North America Sales
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    Tim currently serves as VP of North American Sales at Taoglas and has been with the company for over 5 years. Tim is responsible for managing the sales and marketing strategy for Taoglas USA and works with his team to ensure that key clients are managed effectively and efficiently.  Tim has 20 years’ experience within the electronics industry and has been recognised as an industry leader in the M2M/IoT space since 2002.

    Under Tim’s leadership, Taoglas USA has grown five fold since 2010 and has become the market leader for M2M antennas, RF services, and RF cable assemblies.

  • Joanna Liao

    VP of Operations Taiwan
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    Joanna has been part of the Taoglas team for more than 8 years and is an expert in IoT business operations. As the VP of Operations in our Taiwan division, Joanna is responsible for guiding the team to meet tight deadlines and deliver outstanding results.  Joanna joined Taoglas in a sales capacity before being quickly promoted to operations manager, becoming the General Manager of the Taiwan team in 2013.

    Joanna’s interest in procurement, production and quality control, and logistics management was the driving force behind advancing to higher education in this field. Her passion for service excellence ensures that she motivates her team to provide a tailored service to match the needs of our customers.

  • Peter Knaz

    VP of Technical Sales Taiwan
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    Peter joined the Taoglas team in 2011 in the role of Technical Sales and Project Management. His first two years were spent developing this role in the areas of worldwide project management, custom design development and expanding on standard Taoglas antenna development. During this time Peter was instrumental in sustaining a stable project management team and developing business opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region.

    In 2013, Peter transferred to a Technical Sales and Business Development role where he developed a distribution network in the region and held many major APAC accounts. Peter’s strong understanding of Taoglas product applications, quality requirements, production and supply chain management, make him an integral part of the Taoglas team.

  • Wayne Yang

    VP of Research & Development Taiwan
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    Wayne is the VP of Research and Development in our Taiwan branch and has more than 8 years’ experience in the antenna design industry. Prior to joining the team, Wayne worked with other industry leaders in the design of antennas for consumers. He specialises in development of WWAN, WLAN, GNSS and DVB-H antennas, with a particular emphasis on notebook computer applications.

    Wayne joined our team in 2012 and has been involved in the development of countless M2M and IoT antennas throughout this time. He and his team focus on exploring boundaries when developing high-performance antennas for all RF field application bands.  In recent months, Wayne and his team developed high profile combinations antennas with wide ranging application in the M2M space.