Barry Watson

Barry retired from General Dynamics Satcom Technologies as Director of Sales & Marketing for Europe & Africa in 2015, and is currently involved in various Consultancies, most recently supporting Business Development promotions on a technical and commercial basis.

Through his professional life, Barry was employed by nominally three primary Companies; Marconi Research Laboratories, Baddow, Uk; ERA Technology, Leatherhead, Uk; then Vertex Comms, Kilgore, Texas, USA / Tripont Global, Gastonia, USA, / GDSatcom Technologies out of Duluth, Georgia, USA, with most tasks Satcom related.

He received under-graduate study in Electronic Engineering at Cardiff University, followed by post-graduate Microwaves and Physical Optics at University College, London.

Barry authored some forty technical papers and holds title to at least twenty-four patents. Furthermore, during his career he won the Western Center student prize from the IEE ; presented the Marconi Centenary Lecture in Bologna , Italy ; two best-paper awards at the European Microwave Conference [ 1984 & 1986 ] ; the IEE Innovation award in 1987.

He now resides in Blandford, Dorset, Uk.