Mark Calcagno: Vice President, Telecom Systems Division

Graduating from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 1980 with a degree in Engineering Technology – Electronics, Mark joined Quintron in 1981 as a design engineer. He provided product design, development and support for the DICES I program and continued this role throughout the following generations of DICES and other affiliated products, including designs of Red/Black secure operator keysets, and the Subsystem Multiplexer used in hazardous locations. As the Director of Operations, Mark coordinates the Division engineering team, collaborates on project development solutions, and continues to provide product designs.

In addition to Quintron, Mark has also provided product design and support for Computer Sciences Corporation at Fort Hunter Liggett, CA in support of US Army test & training programs.

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Craig Armstrong: Software Engineering Manager

Following graduation in 1983 from California State University, Fresno with a degree in Mathematics with Computer Science concentration, Craig started his software engineering career at Vandenberg Air Force Base with Grumman and ITT in support of Space Shuttle Ground Operations. He joined Quintron in 1987 and was assigned software development for our first modern digital voice switch, now known as DICES II. He has continued in software development through three more generations of DICES – III, IV and now VoIP. He was promoted to managing this entire process in 1999 and has maintained our leadership position in this critical area of our products ever since. His attention to detail coupled with comprehensive overview of our software architecture are key elements of the on-going product success enjoyed by DICES.

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Jeff Scott: Customer Engineering Manager, Telecom Systems Division

Jeff has been a part of DICES development since its beginning in 1980. He was part of the original team for the engineering and design on the first DICES product and has supported that product line continuously since. In his capacity as Customer Engineering Manager he supports onsite installation, training and troubleshooting as needed. He is also the help desk and 24/7 contact for DICES support.

Jeff used his USAF Crypto training between 1972 and 1978 as his foundation in electronics. After the Air Force he hired on with Ford Aerospace and worked satellite operations at the Vandenberg tracking station until 1980. In 1980 he left Ford Aerospace to join the Quintron team. He finished his first two year degree in Liberal Arts with a major in History, switched over and completed his Electronic Technology degree and took classes in various programming languages to round out his education.

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