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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.

Ganga Hurakadli
Chief Operating Officer

Bio: MS, Industrial and Systems Engineering Coordinates the strategic plan for ensuring operational excellence through systems and services management.

Interests: Likes to hike.

Quote: Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Dasha Tyshlek

Dasha Tyshlek
Director of Business Development

Bio: BS, Engineering Science, Jefferson Scholar
Responsible for executing the strategic direction of the company and developing all new products.

Interests: Likes to draw

Quote: Play is the highest form of research

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Mark Steel
Managing Director

Bio: MBA, MSC, Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Satellite Communications.
35+ years in the global communications sector, with a Core Career focus in Product Development and Strategy

Interests: Avid Sports photographer

Quote: Never complain unless you can suggest a solution.

Jeff Trumble
Operational Excellence Officer

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
Director of Quality

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


Administrative, Engineering and Production Facility

7898 Baymeadows Way,
Jacksonville, FL 32256

Manufacturing Facility

4722 Wesconnett Blvd,
Jacksonville, Fl 32210

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