Chairman and founder Andrew Harding
Andrew Harding is a successful businessman with experience in forming and operating high technology companies. He co-founded Stratos Ltd UK that was later sold to ICI plc.
He was also the co-founder of Mikon Ltd, later sold to the NASDAQ listed US corporation Methode Electronics. Both companies were active in the fibre optics component market.
He has global management experience in technology companies, cross-border joint ventures. Corporate turn-around and M&A.
CEO, Director and founder Richard Durrant
Richard Durrant has more than 23 years experience in the Fiber Optics market with 10 patent assignments, 3 pending and was a co-founder of Mikon Ltd the successful UK start-up sold to the NASDAQ listed US corporation Methode Electronics in 1993.
His career began in engineering, moving to Sales and Marketing, to General Management and in recent years to the role of Executive Vice President of Stratos International, a daughter company of Emerson Corporation. (NASDAQ EMR.)
CMO/CTO, Director and founder Igor Stouklov
Dr. Igor Stouklov has many advanced degrees in Physics, Optics and Engineering from world best technical schools and over 25 years of experience in Optics, Lasers and Fiber Optics.
He has worked with 4 start-ups and two public companies, with experience that has included engineering, technical, marketing/sales and general management of large cross-functional teams.
Before AFP, Igor had been a founder with 2 high-tech companies, one in Russia and one in the USA. He has numerous patents to his name in optics and fiber optics.
General Manager, Mark C. Benton, PE, PhD
Dr. Benton experience span some 30+ years in industries ranging from electronic materials, electronic connectors and interconnect systems, and most recently optoelectronic transceivers and video subsystems.
He joined AFP LLC as GM as part of AFP Ltd expansion efforts focused on Enhanced Video Solutions, including active video media conversion products targeting the broadcast production and many industrial environments. Mark Benton holds a Masters and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.