Anokiwave, Inc. has appointed Alastair Upton to the position of Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), a new position within the company, effective May 2019 — Mr. Upton will report directly to Chief Executive Officer, Robert Donahue.
As the Anokiwave CSO, Alastair will be responsible for developing and executing Anokiwave’s business strategy in all key markets, including responsibility for the strategic marketing organization, driving the company product roadmaps, and managing partnership programs. Prior to assuming the CSO role, Alastair was Senior VP of Business Development where he was responsible for capturing new 5G mmWave business opportunities, developing working relationships with partners, including network operators, and for providing overall telecommunications expertise to the company.
Mr. Upton joined Anokiwave in June of 2018 and brings more than 35 years of experience in the semiconductor industry covering both defense electronics and high-volume commercial applications at companies such as GE Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, RF Micro Devices (now Qorvo), MACOM, and IDT. Prior to joining Anokiwave, Mr. Upton served in a wide variety of leadership roles including General Manager, VP of Engineering, Business Unit Director, Sr. Director of RF Product Marketing. Alastair’s global experience across several generations of technology and networks provides him a comprehensive perspective on all of the company's mmWave markets. Alastair earned his MS Executive Engineering Degree at the University of Pennsylvania and his B.Sc. Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Leeds in England.
Robert Donahue, Anokiwave CEO, said Alastair is uniquely qualified to drive business strategy and growth within Anokiwave. He is an experienced executive with a history of visionary ideas and successful implementation and is a valuable asset as the company continues to ramp up business in 5G, SATCOM, and RADAR markets. Anokiwave and its customers will benefit greatly from Alastair’s drive to develop new, innovative products, and to identify and create industry collaborations that foster market and company growth.