Global network access specialist, The Kenton Group, has today announced that it has appointed Ben Howarth as its new Chief Technology Officer. With over 25 years experience, Mr. Howarth is a veteran in the telecoms sector, and joins at a time when The Kenton Group is looking to further expand its services and product portfolio.
The role will see Mr. Howarth work across the management team in order to strengthen existing processes. His focus will be on bringing structure, process and conformity to the engineering departments, driving revenue through services, as well as managing the resourcing and usage of R&D. Mr. Howarth will also look into future trends and defining a progressive strategy for the coming years.
Mr. Howarth has a wide range of experience in the core and edge IP communications space. Prior to joining The Kenton Group, he held strategic positions at major brands including; Case Communications, Ericsson, Siemens, OneAccess and Juniper, where he became the first Systems Engineer for the Middle East region in 2001. From 2011 Mr. Howarth spearheaded his own sales consulting company which focussed on carrier edge networking.
John Larkin, Managing Director of The Kenton Group, said: “We have invested significantly in our support service systems and processes in the past, and as a result we have a high customer satisfaction rating. This is something we want to build on so Ben is perfect for the role. He is the person who is going to be able to take us beyond just providing a great customer service, to delivering operational benefits to our customers through enhancements to The Kenton Group’s provisioning portal. His exceptional experience, and the creative in-house development team will make a winning combination.”
Mr. Howarth added: “The Kenton Group has been on an amazing journey over the last five years. I have known about the company for some time and I’ve always been impressed by its capabilities and expertise. It’s an exciting time to be joining the company and I’m looking forward to helping develop its progression.”
Mr Howarth’s appointment follows a record financial year and continued expansion, with its latest results showing a growth rate in excess of 40 per cent, for the past year alone. This affirms itself as one of the world’s fastest growing network access specialists.
About The Kenton Group
Kenton Design & Technology was established more than 30 years ago to offer research design and development of telecommunications products supporting various industry standards. Kenton Design & Technology is now part of The Kenton Group which delivers network access, demarcation and connection products and solutions for carriers, operators, service providers, enterprise and government throughout the UK and EMEA. Offering bespoke development for organisations’ unique requirements, either via its specialist in-house development team, building products to required specification or utilising best in breed technology from its partners. The Kenton Group strives to deliver access network growth through innovation and partnerships.
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