Networks & Communications Group
For Telecom and Networking markets, Advantech provides mission-critical hardware to the leading telecom and networking equipment manufacturers. Advantech’s standard and customized products are embedded in OEM equipment that the world’s communications infrastructure depends upon.


Advantech was founded in 1983 and has become the world’s largest embedded manufacturer with an annual turnover of more than 1B US$ in 2013 thanks to the trust placed in us by our customers. Our products are designed in our own labs and manufactured on our own production lines in Taiwan and in China. This allows us to manage the entire lifecycle of products and control all of our costs to give customers the best product and service at a competitive price. Supported by more than 6000 employees worldwide, the foundation of our business is built upon world-class manufacturing, quality and integration processes that enable our customers to deploy reliable business and mission-critical solutions worldwide with total confidence.


Peter Marek

Peter Marek - Director x86 Solutions, AdvantechPeter Marek is the Director of the x86 solutions Network & Communications Group of Advantech. He is responsible for the implementation of x86 based technologies across the broad portfolio of Advantech’s telecom and networking products. Peter’s background is heavily rooted in hardware design and systems architecture for blade architectures such as AdvancedTCA, CompactPCI and Advanced Mezzanine Cards.



Paul Stevens

Paul Stevens - Telecom Sector Marketing Director, AdvantechPaul Stevens is Telecom Sector Marketing Director for Advantech’s Networks & Communications Group. Paul has focused on product sales and technology marketing roles since he joined Advantech in 2002. Prior to that he was European Marketing Manager at Motorola and held various key account sales positions. In the past Paul participated actively in VMEbus and sub-bus committees at the IEC as well as presiding GroupIPC for 5 years after co-founding it in 1992. He graduated in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the UK.


Charo Sanchez

Charo Sanchez is Product Marketing Manager at Advantech Networks & Communications Group. With a sales and engineering background in the Media and Defense industries, she focuses on spreading Advantech’s word by building product awareness and customer engagement. She graduated in Telecom Engineering in Madrid before moving to San Francisco. She is now based in our Paris office.


Eric van Vliet
eric v mugshotEric van Vliet is Product Sales Manager at Advantech Networks & Communications Group. Eric has a technical background in embedded systems and networking equipment and works closely with customers on new product design-ins. His expertise covers bladed technologies such as CompactPCI and ATCA as well as Carrier Grade Servers and Network Appliances. His current passion is setting up OpenStack environments to help ecosystem partners and customers accelerate their NFV development using  Advantech’s Remote Evaluation Service.  Eric is UK-based.