Santa Thangavel

Santa Thangavel
Network Security and Information Product Manager

“Santa” was born and raised in India, where he received his B.S. in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Anna University. Santa co-founded a small electronics firm in India called Evergreen Electronics and manufactured GSM modems and Pic Programmer kits. Santa came to the U.S. to get his master’s degree in electrical engineering at the University of Texas. After a stint as network engineer at Sharp Infotech in Texas, he found his way to EECO’s Richmond location. Santa serves as Network Security and Information Product Manager. In his spare time, you may find Santa hanging from a zipline or chilling in some rapids.

Bonus! Santa is a CCNA Routing and Switching certified network engineer.

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