Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd., the UK based specialist manufacturer of RF connectors has appointed Martin Spooner to the new position of engineering director. Martin’s responsibilities will include development of new connector products, the company’s cable assembly capabilities and overseeing the development of Intelliconnect’s manufacturing capability in UK and Europe.

Beginning his career at Marconi, Martin has spent over 20 years working for Emerson and Midwest Microwave and brings a wealth of experience to his new role.

Roy Philips, managing director of Intelliconnect, comments, “Martin is one of the foremost connector and cable engineers in the UK and we are very fortunate to have him on-board. His experience will ensure we have no ITAR issues, increase the flexibility of our manufacturing capabilities and design solutions, continue our philosophy of lean manufacturing techniques and process control in line with our ambitious growth plan.”

In addition to day-today engineering management Martin will be taking the lead in Intelliconnect’s mission to achieve SC21 in the shortest time possible. The SC21 change programme is designed to accelerate the competitiveness of the aerospace and defence industry by raising the performance of its supply chains, delivering competitive solutions for customers whilst maintaining profitable business growth.

Intelliconnect is now widely considered to be the world leaders waterproof connectors and supplies a wide range of life-safety and medical electronics applications which require rugged and reliable waterproof connector solutions. Intelliconnect is the largest UK based manufacturer of RF and waterproof connectors suitable for applications including medical, telecoms, satcoms, military, aerospace, space, general microwave communications, rail traction, oil and gas and marine. Intelliconnect also manufacture the market leading Pisces range of waterproof RF connectors, coaxial adaptors to facilitate inter-series connection and gender change etc. dust-caps and offer value added services.

The Intelliconnect cable assembly facility, now located in Corby, produces affordable, high quality high frequency microwave cables, high specification triaxial assemblies and semi-rigids as well as the standard RG/LMR type products. Cable assemblies may be waterproofed to IP68 and special features including phase matching, high frequency operation and ruggedised assemblies for use in harsh environments are on offer.

For more information on Intelliconnect’s wide range of RF and waterproof connectors and cable assembly services call +44(0)1245 347145, email or visit