Paul Broadhurst is the President, Founder and Chief Executive of Technetix Group Ltd. The company was founded by Paul in 1990, he has since developed extensive global networks within Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia Pacific. Paul is responsible for the strategic development of the company, working closely with his senior management team across the globe to achieve aims and objectives. He has a B.Eng. degree in Electronic Engineering from University of Liverpool, an M.Sc. degree in Microwave and Optics from University College London, is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology), European Engineer (Eur. Ing.), and a member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, USA). He has also been inducted into the class of 2020 Cable TV Pioneers. Paul is chairman of the Technetix Strategic Advisory Board, which was formed in 2019.
Emma Hamilton joined Technetix in 2012 as part of the legal team, later becoming Group Legal Director and Company Secretary. In 2021, Emma became Chief Commercial Officer, responsible for the development and execution of the Group’s commercial activities and leading the Legal, HR and European customer services teams. Emma is a graduate of Sussex University and holds a postgraduate diploma in Legal Practice. Prior to joining Technetix, Emma specialized in Recruitment Law, providing commercial and legal advice to the recruitment industry.
Rachel Venn joined Technetix as Group Finance Manager in 2017, she was subsequently promoted to Head of Group Finance before being appointed Finance Director in 2020. Rachel joined the Executive Team in 2021 and is responsible for leading the finance team at Technetix and supporting the business in delivering its financial strategy.
Prior to Technetix, Rachel was Financial Controller for AXA Assistance UK, serving as part of their leadership team and joining AXA Groups’ diversity and inclusion agenda as a regional lead. Rachel qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW in 2014.
Premton Bogaj is a highly gifted engineer starting his broadband career at IPKO telecommunications as an HFC network designer. He joined Technetix in 2009 as Sales Engineering Manager, where he was responsible for technical support of the sales team covering Technetix customers in Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific. In 2020, Premton moved to the Netherlands office to take on a new role as Product Manager, Access Network Solutions. During this time Technetix launched the award winning 1.8 GHz Direction Neutral diplexer less amplifier (DNA-1800) and led the development of the DBx smart DAA nodes, fiber nodes and RF amplifiers. In August 2021, Premton was appointed Vice President, HFC Networks and has subsequently been appointed to the core executive team as Vice President, Product Management. Premton leads HFC product management and his key focus is on bringing new technologies, solutions and products to the market.
Premton holds a BSc in Telecommunications from the University of Pristina.
Johan van der Tang
Johan van der Tang heads up the group research and development function, having joined as VP Engineering in August 2022. His career began in 1995 at Philips Research in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, working on fiber optic and satellite systems. Johan previously worked at Broadcom where he designed integrated circuits used for broadband cable DOCSIS modems and Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) in home networking data transceivers. He then later worked for five years on ZigBee low power wireless transceivers for Qorvo. Johan then joined Dialog Semiconductors (now Renesas) Connectivity & Audio Business Division as a senior director for hardware engineering. At Dialog he led multi-disciplinary teams working on connected System on a Chip (SoC) design, digital signal processing (DSP) and system-level applications for customers located in the USA, Europe and Asia.
Johan holds a PhD degree in Electronical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, USA (IEEE) and has published over 50 IEEE papers, several engineering books and six patents.
Technetix Strategic Advisory Board
Ron Coppock has consulted on strategy for Technetix since October 2017. Ron retired from Arris in May 2017 serving as EVP and President of Global Sales and Marketing after 26 years with the company. He joined Arris through Antec which became part of the Arris Interactive joint venture with Nortel Networks. Antec bought out Nortel from the JV in 2000 and kept the Arris name. Arris grew and expanded during Ron’s tenure including a string of acquisitions including major acquisitions of Pace PLC and Motorola Home as well as other deals including C-COR and BigBand Networks. Ron was part of the strategic team that put all of these deals together. Ron was inducted into the Cable TV Pioneers in 2013. Ron also dedicates time to personal and charitable interests including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Board, the National Incarceration Association and Auburn University Alumni Association.
Technetix welcomed Derek Elder to the Strategic Advisory Board in July 2022. Derek has spent his career in the telecommunications industry bringing extensive global experience from his time as CEO and Director of Concurrent Computer Corporation (NASDAQ), President of Sercomm Corporation (TPE), Independent Director of Vecima Networks (TSX) and Senior Vice President at ARRIS. Derek currently leads Sky Advisors, a telecom-focused strategy consultancy and sits on the Board of Directors of Miratech Group and QTRACT. Derek Elder holds both a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland and a Master of Business Administration degree from The Pennsylvania State University. A respected NACD Governance Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors, he is also a patent holder and maintains an active secret security clearance.