CHRIS BAILEY originally qualified as a Mechanical Engineer and worked as a Weapons Engineer, later completing a post graduate course in Optical Communications Technology, whilst employed by York Technology.
Chris began his career in Broadband Engineering in 1989 at Augat Communications Group, where he was European Sales & Marketing Manager and later Director of European Networks. During 1994, Chris joined RMS Communications (later a part of Channell Commercial Group) as Vice President of Europe. In 1998, he was appointed as Managing Director of the Alpha Power Group.
As Mektron's European Business Development Manager, Chris developed the company's sales of COTS and ruggedised integrated enclosure systems, back planes, modular power supplies and specialist cable assemblies, to mostly defence sector contractors.
In 2002, Chris returned to newly independent RMS Communications Inc., as Director of European Operations and also Managing Director of RMS Communications Europe Limited. Chris led the development of the European business base, facilities and sales distribution network.
Chris joined Technetix in May 2013, with the role of Technical Director and, in December 2013, he was appointed Director of a new Business Unit, with responsibility for R&D, PM and associated business activities where he drove the successful development of 1,2GHz access network RF amplifiers and headend equipment.
In June 2015, Chris was recruited as Regional Sales Manager for PPC - A Belden Brand, where his responsibilities include business development and sales engineering, promoting connectivity solutions.
Chris is President of the SCTE and in 2015, Chris was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the SCTE.