Management team

Mike graduated from Southampton University in 1981, and began his engineering career with Pye TVT in Cambridge. At TVT, Mike worked in the exciting new field of digital video effects, developing new techniques and procedures for processing television images. When TVT closed in 1986, Mike enjoyed an automotive sabbatical at Lotus Engineering in Norwich before returning to Cambridge and moving into electronics consultancy with GST on the famous Science Park. In 1991, Silicon Valley beckoned, and Mike emigrated to California to join Abekas Video Systems.

Following completion of an Image Processing Doctorate at Oxford University in 1995, Roger joined Loughborough Sound Images implementing image processing algorithms on DSP processors and FPGAs. In 1997 he joined Questech where he progressed to become Director of Engineering. In this role Roger managed the hardware and software design of a number of broadcast electronic products, including digital video effects systems. In 2001 Roger moved to the IP Division at Mentor Graphics, where he worked in the rapidly growing market for reusable ASIC and FPGA Intellectual Property.

After a pre-university spell in image processing at Marconi Research Laboratories, David graduated from Cambridge University in 1985 with a BA in Mathematics and joined BBC Engineering Research Department at Kingswood Warren as a graduate trainee and later Research Engineer, where he worked on a variety of projects including early HD up-conversion, transponder RF elliptic filter designs and acoustic loudspeaker materials testing.

Tom comes to Omnitek with over 30 years’ experience in Professional Broadcast, Telecine, Post Production and Digital Cinema Production markets. He has held key managerial positions with industry leading manufacturers; FOR-A, Abekas Video Systems, Quantel, Chyron, Jaleo North America, Pandora International, Co-founder of Cine-tal Systems and Pixel Power Inc. Originally from Chicago where he graduated from De Paul University, Tom currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Rob re-joined Omnitek in 2016 after five years away to become Omnitek’s VP Worldwide Sales. Rob has over 25 years’ experience in the broadcast industry, beginning his career in broadcast sales. In 1992, he became European Sales Manager at Pinnacle Systems. In 1999, he moved to Accom to become Sales Manager, then in 2005 Rob joined Omnitek as Director of Sales. In 2010, he moved to Phabrix to become EMEA Sales Manager, building a successful network of distributors.

Following graduation from Cambridge University in 1978 with a degree in Natural Sciences, Tony joined Marconi Radar Systems as a graduate trainee. After completing the excellent Marconi training scheme in 1981, Tony left to join oscilloscope manufacturer Gould Instruments as a design engineer. He designed the first ASIC used by the company, which was used in the successful low-cost Digital Storage Oscilloscopes made by Gould.

Richard Davies is a well known figure in the broadcast industry and has had a distinguished career in software development with companies including Aston Electronic Designs, Abekas Video Systems, and Avid where he was engineering manager for the Thunder live production server system and worked on architecture development for the Deko and Mediastream product lines. Davies’ experience with complex file server architectures has played a major role in steering the Omnitek product range towards a new software-based monitoring and analysis framework.