Management Team

Eric Hawthorn

Managing Director

Eric Hawthorn is the managing director, and founder, of Radio Design. Having graduated in 1984 with a BSc [Hons] 1st class in Electronic & Electrical Engineering, he is also a Fellow of the IET [FIET] and a Chartered Engineer [CEng]. Eric's background covers over 25 years in mobile communications systems, having worked in the UK, USA and Canada with companies such as Plessey, Bell Northern Research [Nortel Networks], M/A-Com, Filtronic and of course Radio Design since its inception. Having led the company through dramatic early growth, Eric is now driving the strategy behind the next phase of Radio Design's global expansion

Paul Trigg

Global Operations Director

Paul is a member of Radio Design's original start up team. Initially bringing his years of project management experience in the telecoms industry to the role of Programmes Director, he is now responsible for the Global Operational activities. Having graduated from Leeds University in Chemistry, Paul went via a Process Engineering route into Project Management in the RF Filter industry. A great proponent of teamwork from his years as a rugby prop forward, he is using this asset to engender a global approach to product development and manufacturing activities. Paul leads the quality and environmental aspects at Radio Design and was instrumental in securing the ISO 9001 and 14001 accreditations.

Anthony Chadwick

Sales Director

Anthony has over 15 years of sales experience within the telecommunications industry. He has successfully driven revenue growth for leading wireless telecommunications providers within both the OEM and network operator segments. His career includes senior sales leadership positions with Filtronic Comtek and Powerwave Technologies. He has extensive experience in both the developed and emerging markets and has successfully established direct and indirect sales channels within these regions

Geof Ashton

Business Development & Marketing Director

Geof Ashton joined Radio Design as Business Development and Marketing Director, with the task of establishing a market for the company's infrastructure-sharing solutions in India, having worked closely with most of the RD team for over 10 years. Geof has over 25 years' experience as a Sales/Marketing Director in a variety of global technology industries and in several international markets. Most recently, Geof was Sales and Marketing Director at Filtronic Comtek, subsequently becoming Sales Vice President [EMEA] for Powerwave Corp. He graduated from The University of Manchester with a 1st class honours engineering degree

Martin Gostling

Technical Director

Martin has been at Radio Design from its inception in 2007 and now holds the position of Technical Director with responsibility for the company's technical strategy. He regularly advises operators on network sharing options and cell site optimisation whilst overseeing the company's product and patent portfolios. Martin received a First Class MA in Mathematics and a Masters of Mathematics from Cambridge University followed by a PhD from Leeds University. He subsequently moved to Filtronic where he worked as a System Engineer on base station RF modules before joining Radio Design