Scott Otis joined Transition Networks in September of 2013. Before joining Transition Networks, he most recently served as Vice President of Operations for the Professional Services unit of TE Connectivity, Inc. (formally known as Tyco Electronics). TE Connectivity acquired ADC Telecommunications (ADC) in December 2010, where Scott was employed for nearly 27 years in a variety of roles supporting both product and service offerings, in developed and emerging markets. This included serving as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for ADC Professional Services and various sales, product management, and corporate development roles earlier in his career at ADC.
Scott received his Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and his MBA from the University of St. Thomas – School of Business.
Vice President, Product & Technology Development
Tom Savard, Ph.D. joined Transition Networks in January of 2013. In his role as VP of Product & Technology Development, Tom is responsible for directing R&D, Product Management, and Marketing for Transition Networks’ portfolios. Tom’s background in innovation and portfolio management practices spans several industries including Automotive, Defense and Space, and Medical Device. Tom has a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and, following several successful DMAIC and DFSS projects, he has developed an expertise in developing organizations that reduce time to market, improve product quality, and increase the return on R&D investment.
Tom received his BA from St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN, and received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from Duke University.
Stephen M. Anderson
Vice President of Engineering
Stephen Anderson, Vice President of Engineering, was promoted to his present
position in July 1997. He joined Transition Networks in 1996 as Director of
Anderson holds an
Associate in Applied Science Degree, Electronics Technology, North Dakota
State College of Science, 1973, an Associate Degree in Electronics
Engineering, Capital Radio Engineering Institute, 1974 and a Bachelor of
Science Degree, Electrical Engineering/Communications, North Dakota State
Gale McHale, Controller, joined Transition Networks in September of 1997 as Accounting Manager. She was promoted to Controller in January of 2001. Before joining Transition Networks she was employed by the American Red Cross Minneapolis Branch for thirteen years, holding positions of Accounting Supervisor, Finance Manager and Interim Finance Director.
Director of Manufacturing Operations
Deb Iwasko, Director of Manufacturing Operations, joined Transition Networks in January of 2003 as Quality Manager. In June of 2004 she was promoted to Manufacturing Manager. Prior to joining Transition, Deb has more than 15 years in quality in the manufacturing industry with Qualex Inc., a subsidiary of Eastman Kodak.
Deb has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Photographic Engineering Technology from St. Cloud State University.
Donna Poulos, Channel Director, joined Transition Networks Sales department in February of 1998. She has had responsibilities to include account management and territory sales. She became Director of Channel Sales in October of 2005. Before joining Transition networks she held sales positions with Tech Data Corporation, Artisoft Networking and Fujitsu electronics.
Donna holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Business Management from Florida Metropolitan University.
Director of Sales & Operations EMEA
Dirk Steinkampf, joined
Transition Networks in May 1998 where he took on the responsibilities of
Sales Manager for Central Europe. In January 2001, he was promoted to his
current position of Director Sales & Operations for Europe, Middle East
and Africa. Prior to Transition, Steinkampf held managerial positions with
Ascend Communication, Actebis and Henneveld. He has an excellent knowledge
of channel marketing throughout EMEA, having worked closely with both
distributors, resellers and end customers. He was born and still resides in
the Wiesbaden area of Germany.
Dirk Steinkampf is an ex-national league
Director of International Sales
Duane Olson joined Transition Networks's International Sales department in
February 1997. Since starting as the Latin America Sales Manager, he has also
been given the responsibility of the Asia Pacific region. He
became the Director of International Sales in January 2001. Before joining
Transition Networks, Olson worked in Marketing at the Ford Motor Company in
Olson is a graduate of St. Cloud State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in International Business and Spanish in 1996.