Operations General Manager – Andy Murphy
Andy has been promoted from within the company to Operations General Manager, while continuing to head and support the engineering team’s activities. Andy graduated from Loughborough University with an Engineering degree in 1996 and joined Cobham Antenna Systems, Microwave Antennas in September of that year. Starting in the drawing office, his understanding and knowledge of antenna design, along with his management skills, has grown with the company.
Head of Business Development – Malcolm Ware
Malcolm is responsible for business development worldwide, while continuing his focus on the Americas. Malcolm graduated from Bristol University in 1977 and has been involved with the microwave industry for over 25 years. He joined Cobham Antenna Systems, Microwave Antennas in 1994, bringing his wealth of knowledge and experience in the sales of microwave products and systems to the then newly-established company and now to the benefit of our many customers in The Americas, Israel and Australasia.
Founder, General Manager, Managing Director – Brian Phillips
March 1960 – March 2011
Brian Phillips was one of the most respected experts in the field of antenna design in the United Kingdom. In 1990 Brian founded his company, European Antennas Ltd, which became part of Cobham plc in 1999. The company was later renamed Cobham Antenna Systems, Microwave Antennas. His experience in antenna design spanned 30 years, following his degree in Physics/Natural Sciences from Cambridge University. He designed hundreds of antennas, from HF wire, to the hugely diverse range of microwave antennas available from his own company. From small beginnings and with rapid growth, Brian took our business into a massive global market for high specification antennas.
Brian's outstanding technical skills were complemented by his managerial, leadership and financial acumen, which made him one of the outstanding business personalities in our industry.