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Emtelle strengthens team with new appointments

New Starts at Emtelle

Emtelle, a leading global manufacturer of blown fibre, cabling and ducted network solutions for the FTTX industry, today announced it has appointed three new members to its sales and solutions teams.

The expansion comes as Emtelle grows its telecoms departments in the United Kingdom and Sweden in response to rising market demands for more advanced and innovative FTTX solutions.

The new appointments include:


Johan Schalin, Swedish Sales Director, Emtelle

Johan Schalin has been appointed as Swedish Sales Director. With a background spanning more than two decades in telecoms, working with Swedish wholesaler, Elektroskandia and Ericsson among others, Johan brings a wealth of knowledge in FTTX and the global telecoms markets. Having worked previously as a successful Management Consultant working independently for Swedish utility company Ellevio, Johan will lead the Swedish sales teams, driving increased revenues and strategic expansions of customer bases and client partnerships throughout Sweden.

TONY RODGERS, Group Chief Executive of Emtelle, said: “It is an honour to be able to welcome Johan into the Emtelle family. We know that Johan’s wealth of expertise will help us to continue to evolve and grow to be able to provide for the needs of growing customer bases, where ever they are.”

Johan has an acute level of understanding of the Swedish telecoms market and will use that to tap into the huge potential for growth that 2019 will bring. Looking to the future, Johan predicts a wave of growth in rural locations where fibre provision is becoming highly sought, and with greater density than ever before. Johan will be integral to Emtelle’s journey to provide not only flexible solutions for new and existing customers but also to be able to offer emerging solutions, effectively through efficient provision for FTTX roll-out across Sweden and the Nordics.

Paul McCue, Market Specialist, Emtelle

Paul McCue has joined Emtelle as Market Specialist. Paul’s telecoms background spans 23 years, working for Ericsson where he gained valuable hands-on experience in technical, sales support and commercial roles. Previously based in both the UK and Stockholm, Sweden, Paul has worked extensively in providing technical support to customers for both mobile and Fixed Broadband Access systems and the FTTx industry. More specifically in the latter area, Paul has worked within product management and sales support for FTTx solutions. Paul is looking forward to the new challenge of applying his knowledge to advance 5G, IoT and Smart City in solutions under the guidance of Solutions Director, Colin Kirkpatrick.

COLIN KIRKPATRICK, Solutions Director at Emtelle said: “We are delighted to welcome Paul as Market Specialist at Emtelle. Paul understands the huge potential to be tapped into as the need for bandwidth continues to surge. This will be a crucial year for us as we deliver some hugely innovative and capable solutions with the introduction of 5G around the globe, and by having Paul on board, I am certain we will continue to provide the right solutions for our customers to really shape and enhance the evolution of the FTTx landscape.”

With such a comprehensive understanding of the many synergies between providing air blown fibre and ducting network solutions transitioning from FTTx to mobile networks, Paul will play a key role in our mission to deliver the most effective and trusted solutions to customers around the world.

Leeroy Williams, Account Manager – Telecom & Highways, Emtelle

Leeroy Williams joins Emtelle as Account Manager – UK Telecom & Highways. Leeroy’s background in telecoms includes a sales role at Radius Systems, and Leeroy has several years’ experience selling to telecoms installers and distributors.

DAVID PARSONS, UK Sales Director at Emtelle said: “Leeroy will be an asset to the UK Telecoms team and bolster the contact and relationships with Clients & Civils and Cabling contractors a like, as the rapid growth in FTTh continues in the coming years. In addition, Leeroy will develop our coverage in the Highways sector where our unique solutions are proven to reduce TCO and drastically reduce installation times.

 Leeroy values Emtelles’ reputation as a market leader in both solution quality and customer satisfaction and by applying his knowledge of the Telecoms market, he hopes to be able to build and maintain strong relationships with current customers as well as seeking out and nurturing new partnerships and ventures.

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