Director of Research and Technology at Technetix surprised and delighted to be awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the SCTE at its annual Gala Dinner on Saturday 17th March 2012 at Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire, UK.
Shortly after receiving his award, Martien said: “This means a great deal to me. I’m particularly honoured that industry friends and colleagues, whom I hold in high esteem, feel that I’m worthy to join their ranks.”
Martien has worked in the cable TV industry for 30 years. When Tratec merged with Technetix in 2005, Martien had already been with the company for 23 years. During this time he has been responsible for more than 15 patents including Technetix’ Ingress Safe™ and Modem Safe™ technologies.
A creative, innovative engineer with a proven track record, Martien is well known and respected in the European cable TV industry. As Technetix expands its US business he’s also gaining respect further afield.
Martien is passionate about his profession and likes to share his skills and knowledge with the next generation. For that reason he is a member of various committees at the Electrical Engineering faculty of HAN University in the Netherlands.
Honorary Fellowships from the SCTE are decided by the Executive Committee, which is the controlling board of the Society and consists of 12 elected representatives from Members and Fellows of the Society. All are volunteers and span the broadband engineering industry from consultants and vendors to MSOs. Martien received his award in recognition of his contribution to the industry.
Founded in 1945, the SCTE is a non-profit making organisation whose aim is to raise the standard of broadband engineering in the telecommunications industry. The Society particularly concerns itself with the training and career advancement of technical professionals in the field.
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