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Ashok Teckchandani (MSEE, MBA)

Chairman and CEO

Ashok Teckchandani is the founder and CEO of Ayantra Inc. Ashok has extensive experience in Data Communications and firmly believes that M2M and IoT represent the next big opportunities in the internet marketplace. Previously, Ashok founded AE Telelink and Adtech Micro Systems – acquired by Sorrento Networks. In prior years, he served as Engineering Manager at Telecommunications Technology Inc., a unit of General Signal. Ashok earned his MSEE from the Indian Institute of Technology and his MBA from the University of Santa Clara.

Dr. Ram Charan (PhD)

Vice President of Operations

Dr. Ram Charan is the Vice President of Operations. Ram has over forty years’ experience in academia and in engineering. Ram earned his MSEE from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL.

Andy Rogers

VP of Sales and Business Development

Andy Rogers joined the company in 2003 as the Vice President of Sales and Business Development. Andy has over thirty years’ experience in sales of satellite services, fast-packet switching systems, wireless services, and performance management systems. Prior to joining Ayantra, he worked for Lucent, Frame Relay Technologies, and GTE Spacenet. Andy earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California San Diego.

Ravi Koppula

Vice President of Engineering

Ravi Koppula (BSEE) is the Vice President of Engineering responsible for Hardware and Software development. Ravi has over twenty-eight years of experience in developing firmware / hardware systems for short-range radios, SCADA, RTOS, and Telematics applications. Ravi has done extensive work with embedded systems, web and Mobile platforms. Prior to joining Ayantra, he was with Snap On diagnostics and with Electro Systems Associates