60 seconds with Rajant's Chris Mason
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Chris Mason, sales director, EMEA, at Rajant

Chris Mason, sales director, EMEA, at Rajant, discusses his career in wireless comms

How do you spend most of your time at work?

Working with distributors, resellers and end-users – as well as journalists and analysts – to expand the adoption of Rajant technology. This can be remotely, for instance by telephone or web conferencing, but the real benefits come from face to face interactions, wherever they are.

What’s the one gadget that you can’t live without?

My cell phone. I can function anywhere provided I’ve remembered to charge it.

Describe your most unforgettable project.

An office meeting at a petroleum company in Oman which changed into an offshore visit to a fuel offloading buoy seven kilometres towards Iran.

What’s the most unusual thing you’ve seen while working in the wireless comms sector?

The Northern Lights at a Mining Conference in Kittila, Finland. After searching for them all week, I just happened to glance out of the hotel window on the last night. Eerily, silently beautiful.

What advice would you give to a young engineer who is starting their first job in the industry?

Identify someone who has been around a while and has experience, as that can be invaluable. Radio Frequency networking is all about proper planning, design, deployment and management. Take every opportunity to learn.

How has the environment changed since you started working within the industry?

Wireless bandwidth requirements for data have gone from negligible to mission critical.

What do you do to relax?

I try and revive golf muscle memory, usually not very well. I also like to cook, and fly a drone for photography in the glorious Somerset Levels where I live, but don’t seem to spend much time there.

Prior to Rajant, Mason worked with BT to help global organisations identify IT solutions. He has experience with the UK’s TETRA network for the emergency services, and the Ministry of Defence.

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