Telecommunications and security systems integrator Optilan, has appointed a new member onto its Leadership Team following an internal promotion. Craig Atkin has been promoted to Engineering and Technology Director from his previous position as Engineering Manager.
As Engineering Manager, Craig had been responsible for overseeing Optilan’s design and build activities. He has been instrumental in ensuring engineering governance, audit compliance, and the effective delivery of bespoke security and communication solutions for Optilan’s diverse clients.
In his new role, he will continue to oversee Optilan’s global engineering function but will now also focus on the development of our technology portfolio, which has been identified as a key strategic area of growth for the Company.
Bill Bayliss, Chief Executive Officer at Optilan, said: “Craig made an immediate impact in our team. He has quickly grasped the Optilan engineering and technology portfolio and has been instrumental in providing this expertise across the business.
“Technology is a core part of our growth plans to deliver the ambitions of our 2024 Business Strategy. With Craig on board, we can accelerate technology-enabled products to become the benchmark in the security and telecommunications industry for agility, quality and change. Craig is a great fit for this new role, which will strengthen our expertise and responsiveness to new challenges and opportunities.”
Craig Atkin commented: “I am incredibly passionate about how our engineering and technology teams can support the aspirations of our clients. I am really excited about the new opportunities and challenges that my role affords me. I also look forward to working together with DarkPulse to enhance synergies between our companies and bring new technologies to market.”
Prior to joining Optilan, Craig held various management positions within E.ON and boasts more than 20 years industrial experience, across the Power and Renewable industries in both operations and maintenance and large scale projects. He holds a First-Class Honours Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a Masters in Project Management.