Bespoke Antenna Design & Manufacture

Government | Aviation | Maritime | Land

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Micro-Ant is staffed with a core group of professionals with a proven track record of success in providing antenna products and systems to the commercial, defense, and aerospace markets.
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James Francis
Chief Executive Officer

Bio: JD, BS - Commerce. Oversees the business risk profile of the company to maximize stakeholder return.

Interests: Likes boating

Quote: We are inextricably woven together with all of our relationships (stakeholders) as threads in a fabric. Conflicts tear and destroy the fabric.

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Charles McCarrick
Chief Science Officer, President and Founder

Bio: PhD, Electromagnetics
Has been in the antenna industry for over 30 years and holder of numerous patents and product IP related to antenna design and technology.

Interests: Likes to fish

Quote: "A problem without a solution is a complaint"

James Messink
Chief Technology Officer

Bio: BS, Mechanical Engineering
Designing, Prototyping, and Implementing quality production of cutting edge patented antenna designs for over 10 years.

Interests: Family Man who likes to push the capabilities of design and manufacturing.

Quote: Whatever you are, be a good one. - A.L.

Jeff Trumble
General Manager,
Kore Composites

Bio: Ten years of experience within antenna industry
Works directly with the president to bring their strategic vision and goals to life alongside monitoring the pulse of the culture

Interests: Weight Lifting, Fishing, Boating

Quote: "Always celebrate life, you're dead longer than you're alive"

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Curtis Hodnefield
RF Test Director

Bio: My first summer job was on an antenna range. 30+ years and many antenna engineering positions later, I’m back to my passion for antenna and RF test.

Interests: Likes family time with all the grandkids

Quote: Try to learn something about everything, and everything about something.

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Patrick Smith
Chief Operating Officer

Bio: BS, Mechanical Engineering
Ensures product quality and customer satisfaction through monitoring, measuring, and continuous improvement.

Quote: “If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.” - Einstein

Karl Hawes
Business Development

Bio: Seasoned executive in the Aerospace and Defense Industry, with nearly two decades dedicated to developing, launching, and commercializing complex engineered products.
He supports the business development of our bespoke antenna design and manufacturing enterprise and its affiliates.

Interests: Watching sports, science fiction, gaming, and the Dallas Cowboys.

Quote: "Waters covers two-thirds of the Earth. I cover the rest". Deion Sanders


Administrative, Engineering and Production Facility

7898 Baymeadows Way,
Jacksonville, FL 32256

Manufacturing Facility

4722 Wesconnett Blvd,
Jacksonville, Fl 32210

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