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ETL Management Team

Ian Hilditch

Ian Hilditch
Managing Director / CEO

With an MA in Engineering, Economics, and Management from Oxford University, Ian joined ETL as Managing Director and CEO in June 2003, after arranging a management buy-in. As a serial entrepreneur, he has a wide range of experience of running and growing companies, with particular focus on the business development and finance.

Prior to ETL, Ian ran an engineering business involved in air pollution control, which he sold in late 2001. He became Vice President and Senior Director at Continental Illinois Bank before moving into entrepreneurial pursuits.


Esen Bayar
Technical Director / CTO

Esen brings 25 years experience in satellite communication systems and hardware design & development, and joined ETL as Chief Technical Officer in June 2003. He is proactively engaged in developing ETL's operational procedures and technologies which have played a pivotal role in transforming ETL to a global leader in RF engineering and custom build.

Prior to ETL, Esen took on engineering and engineering management roles working for Marconi Space & Defence Systems (now known as Astrium), Com Dev and Radiant Broadband Wireless Systems.

Esen was awarded a PhD following his study at Kings' College, University of London. He has a number of technical publications in the fields of RF & microwave design as well as satellite & broadband wireless communications, including a number of patents in these fields.

Andrew Bond

Andrew Bond 2018
Sales & Marketing Director

Andrew's speciality is the sales and marketing of technical communications products, with a focus on developing international brands and sales networks. He joined the ETL team in June 2005 to support its expansion into new global markets and has since seen sales grow around 20% per year.

Andrew has an MBA from Edinburgh University.


Mo Arbabi
Production Director

Mo joined ETL in July 2010 bringing over 25 years of experience in Engineering and Electronics Manufacturing since his graduation with a B.Sc. Honours Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

Mo specialises in Lean Manufacturing, Just In Time, Six Sigma, Process Design and Quality Management; has contributed to increased production output, improved product quality, and the growing success of the business of his previous employers.


Paul Stephens
Finance Director

Paul joined ETL in 2011 following a long career at Roland (UK) Limited (Finance Director) and a successful period consulting with a number of companies in a variety of industry segments including Advertising, Retail, FMCG, Distribution and Manufacturing.

He has a BSc in Economics and Accounts and is a Chartered Accountant.

Simon Swift

Simon Swift - Engineering Manager
Engineering Manager

Simon has a Bachelor's of Science Honour Degree in Real Time Systems Design and has worked for over 25 years in the Engineering industry.

Simon joined the team in 2018


Susan Saadat

Susan Saadat
Vice President Americas (US)

With 25 years of sales, management and engineering experience in satellite communications, Susan joined ETL in 2013 to lead the company's recently launched North American headquarters in Washington D.C. She combines her strong engineering foundation and solid track record of achieving high level growth and top line revenue to expand ETL's presence in the Americas.

Sunil Murthy

Sunil Murthy
Programme Manager

Sunil has a Masters in Business and Management and a Bachelor's of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering. He is also a PRINCE2 Practitioner and has almost 10 years Project Management experience.

Sunil joined the team in 2018.