Dug joined VDC in 1994 as a wireman and then worked as a technical sales executive and manager before being made VDC’s Technical Director in 2001.
He left the company to start his own consultancy business in October 2013, recognising that this would allow him the time and space to concentrate on maintaining and improving his knowledge of current and future connectivity technology. Dug liaises closely with Niall Holden, Nick Chmara and the rest of the Board to ensure that VDC continues to operate at the cutting edge.
Prior to joining VDC Trading, Dug worked as a backline and guitar technician and occasional live sound engineer, after acknowledging that a career as a professional musician was never going to happen. He toured with, and built backline cable systems for bands including Suede, The Jesus and Mary Chain and The Waterboys to name just a few. He started playing in a band again 2 years ago but is now mature enough to only do it for fun.
He is a member of SMPTE (The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) and The AES (Audio Engineering Society).
Favourite VDC Project:
Having worked at VDC since 1994 there have been far too many to single out a specific one. Generally speaking I enjoy working with a customer on a complex cabling system from initial concept and design through to delivery of the finished article. Outside of customer specific projects, I get a lot of satisfaction from new product development, particularly within the Van Damme Cable range.