WA ARCIA Professional of the Year awarded to Bruce Quail
Vertel is proud to announce that Bruce Quail is a well-deserved winner of the 2017 WA Peter Wallace Award. This peer nominated award is s awarded to someone with direct links to the ‘Radio communications industry’ who has been a contributor to the industry. Bruce Quail has been a champion of the LMR industry for many years and for almost 20 years at Vertel.
Bruce got his first taste of critical radio communications during his time in the Rhodesian Army. While a difficult time for he and his countrymen, the time served in the military installed in him a great sense of urgency, independence and innovation in dealing with mission and life critical communications (and some very demanding customers). Coming through this experience unscathed, Bruce decided to chase the good life in Australia and established himself in Perth, Western Australia.
In 1998 Bruce joined the then Communication Site Rentals business, later Vertel, and set about to make the WA operations a key element of the success of the national network provider. Bruce was instrumental in creating the first MPT 1327 network installed Australia wide in conjunction with Tait. He championed the network to Government and Enterprise users and was personally responsible for winning a number of the larger network deals with companies like Readymix Concrete (now Holcim), Boral and various state and local government organisations.
Bruce’s focus in recent years has been on the development and execution of Vertel’s LMR strategy. With a renewed focus on the provision of critical networks and associated services, Bruce has overseen the migration from MPT to DMR Tier 3 on a national basis. Bruce is now focused on the further development of Vertel’s mobile network business. This includes a number of exciting initiatives around integrated mobile networks and the deployment of managed and carrier grade WLAN and niche LTE networks.