Meet the Geek!
We know we always harp on about designing, developing and building our solution ourselves, in-house at our office in Blyth. It’s something we’re pretty proud of! So we thought we’d introduce you to the brains of the operation!
Introducing our head geek Kevin Latimer MBCS, Technical Director and founder of Trench Networks. Kev has had a passion for anything IT from an early age and has spent years working on not just the “how” of networking and systems implementation but “why”. Passionate about applying technical solutions to real-world problems and working with new and emerging projects Kev is always keen to apply his enthusiasm and experience to other areas of a business. Spending 15 years working as an IT Manager for a TOP100 national contractor he’s come across every aspect of construction. Dealing with sites struggling for connectivity was an everyday headache and as a result staff productivity suffered from day one. Knowing every site is different and that there had to be a better solution than dongles or routers which delivered hit and miss results at best, he wanted something that he could adapt and change to suit every site and set out to develop his own solution. Through 2 years of painstaking development, calling on his years of on-site experiences and addressing each of the issues he had come across he has created an unrivalled, innovative, “built-not-bought” solution. With his unique viewpoint and expertise, you will find it hard to find anyone who is more qualified to get your site connectivity installed, connected and managed, from cradle to grave!
Keen to constantly improve his knowledge he’s held all manner of certifications from Tier 1 vendors including Cisco (CCNA, CCDA), RedHat (RHCE), Microsoft (MCITP:Enterprise Administrator, MCSE), CompTIA, Digium (dCAA) as well as ITILv3 from ISEB. He is also a Professional Member of the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
Enthusiastic, approachable and passionate Kev is always happy to share his love of I.T with anyone who will listen! When he isn’t doing something geeky you will find usually find Kev pondering over which real ale to treat himself to or with his loyal Border Collie Oscar attempting to learn dog agility – though not at the same time! I.T is definitely his forte though with Oscar definitely leading the way on the agility!