Dr. Kalai Kalaichelvan
Dr. Kalai Kalaichelvan founded EION in 2001, and has since grown the business to become a world leader in IP software and wireless networking solutions. He was the Chairman and co-founder of iPine Networks prior to its acquisition by Nakina Systems. Dr. Kalaichelvan brings over 20 years of experience in the communications industry in business and technology leadership. For his entrepreneurial innovation, CATA Alliance and National Research Council honored him with Innovator of the Year 2004 Award. He was the only Canadian member on the Advisory Board of Samsung Electronics, Seoul, Korea.
Prior to founding EION, he held the position of Vice President in Nortel Networks in the wireless and carrier networking division. Dr. Kalai Kalaichelvan holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. from the University of Toronto.
Dr. Anand Srinivasan
Dr. Anand Srinivasan is an expert in system and network engineering for IP based wireless networks. With over 15 years of experience in system design and network planning for large scale wired and wireless networks Dr. Srinivasan is the principal architect developing EION's innovative mobile Ad Hoc networking technology and award winning WiMAX product line.
In addition to his work with EION, Dr. Srinivasan is an Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of System and Computer Engineering at Carleton University. In this role he has been responsible for the stewardship of various projects with the Canadian Space Agency, Precarn, the Ontario Centres of Excellence.
Prior to joining EION, Dr. Srinivasan worked as a technical lead in the wireless and optical divisions at Nortel. His efforts were instumental in optimizing the performance of many of their flagship products, including the popular One Meg Modem.
Dr. Srinivasan holds a Ph.D and M.Sc. in computer science from the University of Victoria, British Columbia. He has published over twenty-five papers in the areas of operating systems, distributed systems, fault-tolerance and optimization and holds two patents. He is a member of IEEE and AIAA and serves regularly in several research panels and external conferences including the ITC and Canadian UAV Forum.
Arlene Scheel is a knowledgable and well-rounded director of operations with over 23 years of experience in manufacturing. With an educational background in business, Arlene has held many managerial positions with reputable businesses such as KomTech.
Arlene has a history of success in a manufacturing environment as quality assurance manager, quality inspector, production manager and director of operations roles. Her organized and task oriented approach delivers superior products to customers in a timely manner while bringing experience and expertise to EION’s operations.
Mr. Hassan Abdelghany has extensive knowledge of the Broadband Wireless and telecommunications sector. His experience over the last decade servicing major National Licensed Operators and Major Enterprise Customers in the Middle East region will be instrumental to EION’s success in the region. As EION’s Vice President of Sales for Africa, Middle East and Central Asia regions, Mr. Abdelghany will fulfill EION’s mandate to lead the company’s sales, marketing and customer support efforts in this important geographical area.
Mr. Abdelghany has held several Manufacturing Engineering and Senior International Telecom Sales positions in North America and the Middle East Region and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Lowell, Lowell, MA. USA.
Dale Squires brings over 30 years of telecommunications experience to EION Wireless. Prior to joining EION, he was President of FASTLAN Engineering Inc, where he specialized in assisting high tech companies build their management teams and develop and execute effective strategic business plans. His successes include multiple start-up companies, one of which progressed from start-up to stock market listing in 5 years.