Steatite Communications

About Us

Steatite is a supplier of secure military grade radio technology. The company is widely regarded as the UK and Europe’s leading technology expert in the use of advanced MIMO communication systems for tactical applications.

The UK’s only re-seller of Persistent Systems Wave Relay products, including the astounding MPU5 secure MANET radio, Steatite is at the forefront of advanced radio communications with an emphasis on defence, security and autonomous vehicle applications. However, our technology and knowledge extends far beyond this, making us well placed to help you with your most challenging communications requirements.

Behind the delivery of every Steatite Communications deployment is a group of skilled, motivated and dedicated experts. This team combines decades of valuable and varied industry experience with incredibly detailed product knowledge, the result of which is a team of specialists at the top of their class to guide you with the selection and deployment of your Steatite Communications system.

We’re incredibly proud of the people who make our business what it is. Read on for more information.

Chris Harrington

Director of Steatite Communications Division

Chris has been an integral member of the Steatite Communications team since 2010. Prior to joining Steatite, Chris was Managing Director of Rugged Systems Ltd, the UK’s largest supplier of rugged mobile computer equipment.

Chris has over 30 years’ experience in the industry, primarily dealing with larger contracts within the Defence & Government sectors.

Sebastian Leaver

Business Development Manager

Sebastian joined Steatite Ltd in 2008, initially working with the ruggedised portable computers team and later transitioning across to the communications team.

Prior to joining Steatite, Sebastian worked in a number of fields including the provision of and consultation on TEMPEST systems for the UK government and specialising in 3rd line technical support for enterprise-level network systems.

James Hall

Technical Sales Engineer

James joined the Steatite Communications team in 2014 as a Communications Development Engineer. With over 10 years’ hands-on experience using radio and communication systems within the UK MoD, James has become a subject matter expert in the field of IP-over-RF data bearers for Steatite Communications.

James is a very technically and commercially experienced individual.

Tim Sage

Communications Development Engineer

Tim joined the Steatite Communications team in February 2021 as Communications Development Engineer. Tim is the Technical lead within the team responsible for Field Operations, Demonstrations and Training clients on the Steatite Communications product range.

Prior to Steatite Tim had a career as a Communications Operator with the UK MoD.

Scott Gould

Communications Support Engineer

Scott has been working in the Battery and Computer Systems industry for nearly a decade and has been an invaluable member of Steatite since joining in 2015. Now a Communications Support Engineer, Scott works closely with the Communications team to support and solve complex mobile ad hoc networking problems.

Simon Brown

Solutions Engineer

Simon joined the Steatite Team in May 2022 as Solutions Engineer. Simon gained his experience from working for the UK MoD as a Communication Engineer, configuring ,installing and monitoring IP based networks.

Sam Wass

Technical Trainer

Prior to joining the communications team at Steatite, Sam was a specialist communications operator within the UK MOD where he specialised in trouble shooting and installing CIS equipment. Having held this position for the past 10 years, Sam brings a great deal of experience to the team.

Tom Jordan

Technical Trainer

Tom joined the communications team in October 2023 as a technical trainer and solutions engineer. Prior to this Tom was a communications exploitation and electronic warfare specialist within the UK MOD for 13 years of a 22 year career. He is highly experienced in capability development and project delivery.

Paul Johnson

Support Engineer

Paul has over 9 years’ experience in radio and satellite communications owing to his military service. Paul joined the communications team at Steatite in September 2023. His main role is to facilitate support contracts with end-customers along with product demonstrations and technical support.

Oliver Dunks

Communications Support Engineer

Oliver joined the communications team at Steatite in September 2023. His main role is to facilitate support contracts with end-customers along with product demonstrations and technical support. Prior to this Oliver gained a Master’s degree from Loughborough University in Electrical and Electronic Engineering where he specialised in Mobile Network Technologies, Computer Networks and Digital Communications Theory and Practice.

Benedict Perkins

Training & Solutions Engineer

Benedict joined the communications team in March 2024 as part of the Training and Solutions team. Prior to joining Steatite Benedict spent over 12 years within the Army as a Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Communicator and instructor.

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