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 co-founded Taoglas with Ronan Quinlan in 2003 and since then the duo have successfully grown the company into the dominant player in the IoT antenna and RF market that it is today. Having worked in technology sales since graduating from University College Dublin, Dermot moved to Taiwan where he met Ronan. It was here they co-founded Taoglas. Subsequently, Dermot moved back to his native Ireland to set up Taoglas HQ and global sales. After great success, he moved to San Diego to set up Taoglas USA operations in 2011 where he continues to remain.
Dermot is a recognized thought leader in the IoT industry and is also accredited with creating “The best IoT party” and networking event every year at MWC Americas. When not selling Taoglas, Dermot enjoys outdoor activities as well as spending time with his young family.
Ronan is a co-founder of Taoglas and has over 20 years’ experience in the electronics industry, between Asia and Europe. Ronan’s expertise in this area covers a broad spectrum, with a key focus on production, quality processes, and antenna and wireless product roadmap.
Ronan operates out of Taoglas headquarters in Ireland and serves as co-CEO of Taoglas Group. He has overall responsibility for the Taoglas EMEA region, and Taoglas Asia operations, where he spends a number of months each year.
Christina is responsible for all aspects of the company’s global People & Talent Strategy and related activities including Organisation Design and Development, Talent Acquisition, Employee Engagement, Learning and Development and Compensation & Benefits. Christina brings more than 20 years of International Human Resources and Business Operations experience from a number of industries including Technology, Telco, Renewables and BPO and has held global C-Suite roles in other Irish International companies including NTR Plc and Voxpro.
She holds a number of non Executive Board and Committee positions in various Irish organisations. Christina holds a Master of Business Administration from Dublin City University and a BA Degree in Finance and HRM.
Fergus is a globally experienced IT leader. He has held senior leadership positions in large Engineering and Life Science companies in Europe and Asia. Fergus brings more than 30 years Information Technology knowledge to the company. He has significant experience in aligning IT initiatives with business needs and in leveraging digital transformation as a business enabler.
Fergus is responsible for all aspects of the company’s Information Technology programs, including ERP, PLM, CLM, CRM and Infrastructure. Fergus holds a Bachelor in Computer Science from The Queens University Belfast, and an MBA from HKUST, Hong Kong, China.
Olivier joins Taoglas from AVX Inc where he was the Global Marketing Director of the RFS business unit. He has more than 20 years of experience within the antenna industry and has held executive positions throughout engineering, business development, and sales at numerous companies.
Olivier holds a MSc in electrical engineering with a specialty in telecom, antennas and high frequency electronics from ENSIL (Engineering School in Limoges, France), as well as a licentiate degree in high frequency electronics and optoelectronics from IRCOM Limoges.
With over a decade of experience in delivering smart solutions to industries such as waste management, airports, facilities, cities and Industrial Internet of Things sectors, Leon joins Taoglas from Smartsensor Technologies which was acquired by Taoglas in 2021.
As an early pioneer in smart waste management, Leon founded Smartsensor and grew the business to across various sectors and countries which Taoglas operate today. As SVP of Taoglas’ Connected Smart Services division, Leon is responsible for all aspects of Taoglas’ end to end IOT solutions that drive operational efficiency for clients in the sectors in which they operate.
As General Counsel, Autumn oversees the legal function for Taoglas worldwide including risk management, contract management, IP Portfolio management, litigation management and corporate governance matters. Autumn is licensed by the California State Bar and is admitted to the United States District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of California. Prior to joining Taoglas, Autumn had a private legal consulting practice where she served as outside General Counsel and legal consultant to companies in the private sector ranging from startups to multinational enterprises with 4000+ employees and multiple subsidiaries worldwide. Autumn also previously worked as a civil litigator representing clients in employment, commercial, premises liability, and municipal tort/civil rights cases. Autumn has represented clients in the technology, manufacturing, hospitality, retail, health and wellness, electronic components, wireless infrastructure, power, military aeronautics, and agriculture industries. In addition to her Juris Doctor, Autumn holds a M.S.B.A in Entrepreneurship, B.A. in Business Administration (Human Resources Management), and a B.A. in Communication Studies.
With more than 30 years of experience, Dave joins Taoglas from Quectel, where he was the National Director of Technical Sales. Previously, he has held senior positions at CalAmp, Wavecom and Insight Electronics.
Charlotte is responsible for all aspects of the company’s global marketing programs, including product marketing, go-to-market planning, sales enablement and thought leadership programs. Charlotte brings more than 20 years of marketing and public relations experience from wireless and device OEM industries working in executive marketing and corporate communications positions at Ericsson, Novatel Wireless and Becton & Dickinson.
She also held executive positions on the agency side and founded her own consulting practice, serving clients such as Verizon, Nuance, Geotab and Epson. Charlotte holds a Bachelor in Economics and a Master of Business Administration and International Marketing and Management from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.