Business Development Consultant
David Abel is a member of the business development team within Harris’ Electronic Systems division. Electronic Systems provides technology supporting mission critical communications for defence, aviation, public safety, minerals & energy, utilities and maritime environments, as well as high-value engineering services. David joined the team in late 2016 having moved across from Harris’ Communications Systems division based in Brisbane. In this role he was responsible for developing and executing business development across the Australian Defence sector as well as areas of Public Safety. Previously, he served as senior program manager responsible for all Australian programs within the Communication Systems portfolio. Prior to joining Harris, David had worked at Motorola Solutions, based in Melbourne as Project Director for public safety radio.
David has held a number of senior positions in engineering and program management, including Elbit Systems and Lockheed Martin Stasys. Whilst at Stasys he spent his time developing tools and processes to assess and improve datalink interoperability. David studied Electronic Engineering at Portsmouth University in the UK, he also completed a number of post graduate courses in RF Engineering whilst working for the UK Royal Aircraft Establishment (later part of QinetiQ) as a radio propagation engineer.
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