Jacksonville, Fla. (AP) — Micro-Ant, LLC (micro-ant.com), a leading manufacturer of bespoke antennas, is pleased to announce Karl Hawes as the new Business Development Specialist. With nearly two decades of experience in developing, launching, and commercializing complex engineered products, Hawes brings valuable expertise to support Micro-Ant’s business development initiatives for bespoke antenna design and manufacturing and its affiliated enterprises. As a seasoned executive in the Aerospace and Defense industry, Karl Hawes is well-positioned to contribute to the company’s continued growth and success.
Before joining Micro-Ant, Hawes was Vice President at Boston Materials, Inc., an innovative startup specializing in advanced materials for semiconductors, fuel cells, and thermal management. Additionally, he served as General Manager at Eclipse Composite Engineering.
Before becoming General Manager for the defense-market-focused composites division of Nammo AS, a prominent Norwegian company, Hawes spearheaded business development at Nammo Composite Solutions. Under his leadership, the Utah operation achieved remarkable growth, earning the prestigious Sales and Marketer of the Year award from Utah Business Magazine.
Hawes embarked on his professional journey in the textile industry at Quaker Fabric after completing his education at Bryant University. He gained a solid foundation in textiles and advanced composites during this period. His passion for carbon fiber led him to Fiber Innovations Inc., where he played a significant role in resin transfer molded (RTM) composite manufacturing, establishing himself as a notable figure in the industry.
As the creator of the carbon fiber podcast and newsletter Cyber Carbon Fiber, Hawes has contributed articles to respected publications such as Fast Company, JEC Magazine, and Industrial Internet of Things World. Through his captivating content, he continues to promote the industry, expand his network, and inspire readers.
Micro-Ant sets itself apart from other manufacturers by prioritizing quality throughout every stage of the process. With a team of skilled engineers, designers, and scientists, the company specializes in developing and manufacturing custom antennas for land, maritime, and aerospace applications within the Microwave Frequency Spectrum. This includes UHF, L, S, C, X, Ku, and Ka-bands.
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