IDEAL Networks Gets A New Chairman

IDEAL Networks Gets A New Chairman

By Enterprise Networking Mag | Friday, November 20, 2020

Neil Gaydon has earlier held prominent roles at UK company Pace, driving it to become the global leader in its segment with revenues of $2.3 billion, and SMART Technologies, which was reinvented with a new concept, approach, and value proposition.

FREMONT, CA: With over four decades of technology and board-level leadership experience, Neil Gaydon joins IDEAL Networks as its new Chairman. He has earlier held prominent roles at UK company Pace, driving it to become the global leader in its segment with revenues of $2.3 billion, and SMART Technologies, which was reinvented with a new concept, approach, and value proposition, eventually leading to its acquisition by Foxconn Technology Group.

“I am delighted to be joining IDEAL Networks at a time of expansion where my experience can support the management team’s exciting vision for the company,” says Neil Gaydon, who is also Chairman of two Private Equity owned companies, Adare International and Adare SEC.

IDEAL Networks delivers easy to use data cable testers for network testers and cable installers to assist IT technicians with troubleshooting. The data cable tester range comprises copper and fiber testers for cable verification, Ethernet transmission testing, and cable certification that offer proof of performance. The unique network tester range aids in pinpointing and solve networking matters quickly.

Gaydon attended Harvard Business School and has been the recipient of several business awards during his time spent living and working in the UK and North America. “IDEAL Networks is committed to continued innovation and transforming the way that our global customers work with exceptional solutions and products,” says Paul Walsh, CEO, IDEAL Networks. “We know that Neil’s passion and expertise will support this, and our whole team is delighted to welcome him as our Chairman,” he added.

“Neil has a reputation for working strategically with management teams to create great companies with strong financial performance, that teams are proud to be part of. We are confident that he will be a great asset to IDEAL Networks,” says Matthew Hutchinson, Partner, CBPE Capital LLP (CBPE), which acquired a majority ownership position in IDEAL Networks in December 2018.

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