Evans returns to Brain Boxes, founder Walsh takes technical role - Embedded.com

Evans returns to Brain Boxes, founder Walsh takes technical role


LONDON — Stephen Evans has rejoined Brain Boxes as Managing Director replacing company founder Eamonn Walsh who now becomes the company’s Chairman. The moves are part of a reorganisation of its senior management to help drive its product development and to grow the company globally.

Walsh is also taking on the role of Technical Director, a position which will allow him to pursue a passion for product innovation as well as helping to design Brainboxes’ 'next big thing' – an innovation that Walsh sees is set to steer the company towards greater future success.

Evans was Marketing Manager at Brainboxes until 2003 when he left to follow an MBA course at Manchester Business School. Having originally joined the company in 1997, Evans was instrumental in developing Brainboxes’ marketing function.

He was responsible for extending the company into new markets in Europe and North America and breaking into the Bluetooth device market.

Following the completion of his MBA, Evans felt 'compelled' to rejoin the company because of its potential. “Its culture of ambition means the company can go much further and I relish the challenge to work with Eamonn and the rest of the team to grow Brainboxes and fulfill its potential, ” said Evans.

Walsh added that he has long had a 'wish list' of products that he felt Brainboxes should develop, and sees potential sales growth by entry into new markets. “Getting the balance of costs versus return of product design and launch is crucial in our industry. I am interested in ensuring we have the right split between software and hardware in our products – if we have the split at the optimal point, we will have the best products at the most compelling price points.”

Established in 1984, Brainboxes is based in Liverpool, U.K. and develops PC communication cards. The company develops and owns all of its own core technologies, including USB, CompactFlash, PCMCIA, RS232 and PCI products. Current customers include IBM, Fujitsu, Reuters, Motorola, Agilent, and BT.

Eamonn Walsh, Chairman and Technical Director of Brain Boxes (seated), with Stephen Evans who has return to the company as Managing Director.

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