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Dr David has an extensive academic career. As a qualified medical device researcher with degrees in physics and engineering, he has worked in a multidisciplinary clinical, commercial and engineering teams.
Throughout his PhD and post-doctoral research, Dr David focussed on transdermal medical technology. While presenting his research at a skincare conference, he had his "light-bulb moment" realising the expertise he had developed could be reapplied to solve some of the major challenges facing the global cosmetic skincare industry.
Barry studied Applied Physics at the University of Strathclyde in the 1970’s. He then pursued a career in IT and has accumulated over 30 years of experience in computer technology and business management. He was with Apple for 11 years, where he worked on the original Macintosh Central Processing Unit (CPU) family in California and founded Apple’s first offshore Research & Development unit in Paris.
Having worked in organisations large, medium and small, Barry co-founded the smartcard company Ecebs in 2000, before floating it on the London Stock Exchange in 2005 and selling it to theTrainline.com in 2007.
Since then he has been involved as an Enterprise Partner with the University of Strathclyde and serves as Non-Executive Director / Chairman for several innovative technology companies.
Craig is an experienced Scottish Chartered Accountant and has worked in Private Equity, Venture Capital, Corporate Finance and Industrial Financial Management roles.
Craig was highly involved with the University of Strathclyde where he worked with a number of early-stage companies driving their strategic direction, finance raising and overall financial management. It was this involvement that lead to him joining the Cutitronics team, playing an active role in the “spin-out” process from Strathclyde. In 2014, he was recognised for his work with the University winning the coveted Enterprise Partner Award.
From Graduate Research & Development Chemist to Managing Director Industrial Specialities and latterly, President of Personal Care & North America, Sandra’s extensive career has allowed her to gain unparalleled industry knowledge, working across all of Croda’s market sectors.
In February 2012 Sandra achieved a life-long career ambition with her appointment to the Croda Executive Committee – a strategic role that allows Sandra to make a real difference to the future shape of Croda and have influence on the wider chemical industry.
Charlene is an experienced Finance Manager with exceptional attention to detail and organisational skills, providing necessary support to our CFO.
Charlene graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with a degree in Accounting & Management before working for over 12 years in accounting and finance. She is also a Part-Qualified Accountant.
Stuart is a Chartered Engineer and Bioengineer, with over 20 years' experience of multi-disciplinary product design and development in consumer, scientific and medical fields. He has been involved in the planning and delivery of over 80 product development projects for a wide range of companies from start-ups to global device brands.
Having held technical project management roles at DCA Design, WideBlue and Plexus Engineering Solutions, Stuart founded his own consultancy, named after his postgraduate research projects on blood flow.
Emma is a highly skilled marketer with over thirteen years’ experience gained from her time with international B2B and B2C organisations in the Manufacturing, Technology, Banking and Retail sectors.
Throughout her career she has lead launch strategies, bringing new brands to market and growing market share for established brands in both the UK and Europe.
Brian has significant experience in software development and project management within the technology sector, with a career spanning over 27 years.
Brian’s path started with an intriguing 8-year career with GCHQ during which time he gained an honours degree in computing from Cheltenham College.
Following a move back to Scotland, Brian worked in software engineering and project management for Ecebs and, more recently as Operations Manager with Rambus, leading on the management and development of cutting-edge semiconductor and IP products.
Marly has 35 dog years experience in all things Lab related but is new to her role as Lab Manager.
Despite Marly’s lack of experience in her new role, there are many valuable attributes that she brings to the team. She reminds us that even when times get ruff, nothing is in-paw-sible when you have the dogged determination to do what is needed. Marly is always keen to avoid a situation where the tail is wagging the dog so she keeps her eye on the big picture and her customer close in the consultation. With an approach like that, you will not find Marly barking up the wrong tree!
In short, Marly helps us all keep perspective, hounds us when we sit too long, encourages us to paw-nder the bigger picture and ultimately, as a team, to reach our pet-ential.
Nicola joined Cutitronics in 2018 after graduating from the University of Strathclyde.
Her love of travelling and spending time in new cultures led her to study a degree in International Business and Marketing. During her time at university, Nicola enjoyed spending a semester in North Carolina studying on an exchange programme and afterwards travelling the length of the USA.
Kevin completed his Master's Degree in Advanced Computer Systems Development at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) in 2016. He has over 10 years of experience working in an Oracle-based environment, including a variety of Oracle products such as Fusion Middleware and Business Intelligence.
After working for one of the top 100 construction companies in the UK for several years, Kevin spent time gaining valuable experience and insight at one of Scotland’s top universities before deciding to join the team at Cutitronics.
Helen is our Business Office Manager and is responsible for the day-to-day running of Cutitronics HQ. Her tenacity, impeccable attention to detail and excellent organisational skills ensures that everything runs smoothly.
A highly experienced senior manager with over 20 years experience gained in the Scottish Land and New Home sector, Helen's previous roles include Regional Sales Director with Lovell Partnerships and Associate Director with DTZ Residential.
Helen also spent time in Glasgow as a skincare & perfume PR for House of Fraser and managing the ladies' department for Sir Hugh's flagship department store.
Stephen McSpadden has been a technical product manager for 8 years, having been involved in smart cards, security related software and anti-counterfeit technologies for a total of 24 years. Starting his career in smart card chip testing, he moved to focusing on software, developing certified cryptographic libraries. He then went on to develop applications for smart card schemes in domains as diverse as payment, transport and identity both in the UK and internationally (including in what he terms “interesting places”).
Stephen brings a depth of real-world, security related knowledge and experience to Cutitronics where he is now responsible for the technical roadmap for our devices and product range.
Ignacio graduated in Electronics Engineering in Germany and soon after joined NXP Semiconductors. For the past 5 years, he has been developing and testing their products. Previously he has also worked on a range of contactless solutions that go from smartcards to its secure access module.
After his first year in Germany, where he completed his thesis, he moved to Austria for another year and finally came to Scotland to work on the development of NXP's SAM AV3. Initially Ignacio came for just a month and a half to finish the project but it has since been 3 years and we are now delighted to call him our Embedded Software Engineer.
Daniel graduated from the University of Glasgow with a First Class Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Since then he has been involved in the design and development of complex products ranging from satellites to truck exhaust systems.
From his time at AAC Clyde Space, Daniel has worked with customers ranging in size from local universities to national space administrations, helping bring their ideas from a blank sheet of paper to launch on the market (and in to space).
Sarah completed her Master’s degree in Product Design Engineering at Strathclyde University. Since graduating Sarah has worked in both OEM and consultancy environments as a Product Development and Mechanical Engineer.
Focused mainly within the medical device sector, Sarah has worked on a wide variety of products ranging from vascular grafts to large scale laboratory automation.
Jim has significant experience within a number of industry sectors including, consumer electronics, opto-electronic instruments and medical devices with a career spanning 20+ years.
After graduating with a Masters in Electronic Engineering (Msc), his career started within the development team of a young Scottish consumer electronics company in designing battery operated optical cd burner products. He has also worked on designing products and subsystems for the industrial and medical electronics, while additionally ensuring these device achieved international regulatory test certification.
With over 25 years working in Supply Chain within the electronic manufacturing and aftermarket services industry, Gordon brings a wealth of experience that covers all aspects of Supply Chain, Inventory, Operations and Financial performance at a senior level.
Having worked at some of the largest contract manufacturers, including Jabil & Plexus, Gordon has worked on main value accounts to drive better supply chain performance whilst controlling costs with some major electronic customers worldwide.
Mandy is highly skilled in the field of strategic project management with years of experience managing a wide range of customers and resources worldwide in the engineering industry.
She has strong leadership capabilities and vast experience managing multiple projects across various engineering functions.
Virginie is a highly skilled and motivated senior International Sales Manager, she has a proven track record of building, strengthening and growing client relationships in a multicultural environment.
Virginie is trilingual, born and raised in Bordeaux, she lived in Barcelona and London before making Paris her home. She is driven by results and delivering best-in-class customer solutions through devising and implementing commercial strategies that achieve sustainable growth.
Chris is a design engineer with 9 years of product development experience within consumer products and automotive. He graduated from Strathclyde with a 1st Class degree in Product design and has since worked at the cutting edge of consumer product design and technology at Dyson.
Chris has been involved in developing new technologies and products such as vacuum cleaners, environmental control products and even electric vehicles.
Louise is an experienced marketer with 16+ years spanning both client and agency side. Highly skilled in brand strategy and B2B comms, she brings a thorough understanding of consumer brands having worked across various sectors including technology, food & drink, finance, and luxury fashion.
With her background in agency client services, Louise has built long-standing relationships with clients worldwide and has a track record of delivering complex projects with multiple stakeholders.
Andrew graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2019 with a 2:1 degree in Software Development for Business. He decided to progress his education further and took up the opportunity of a Master’s degree in Big Data Technologies. From this Andrew achieved a position as a Data Science Intern with Cutitronics, who he will produce his master’s thesis in partnership with.
Stan completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Computing Science at the University of Glasgow in 2020. Most of his university experience and interests have been centred in back-end web development, database design and automation as well as cloud computing. The desire to delve into the practical space of his degree and be at the forefront of the technology development industry led him to Cutitronics.
Ruairi graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 2020 with a 1st class degree in Computer Science. Throughout university he gained the majority of his experience in software engineering and cloud computing. In his final year Ruairi wrote his dissertation on using a practical example to compare different software architectures. After completing university, Ruairi joined Cutitronics as a Graduate DevOps Engineer.
Hannah joined Cutitronics in September 2020 as a Marketing Intern. She is completing her internship alongside her fourth year of a Masters in International Business and Modern Languages (French). Hannah specialises in Marketing as her principle business subject.
Hannah has marketing experience from working with a medical aesthetics clinic through a university project. She also has over 3 years of luxury beauty experience gained from her time as a consultant on a prestigious beauty counter .
Following an extensive academic career, Dr David Heath qualified as a medical devices researcher with degrees in physics and engineering, working in a multidisciplinary clinical, commercial and engineering team. Throughout his PhD and post-doctoral research, he focussed on transdermal medical technology.
But it was while presenting at a skincare conference that Dr David had his “light bulb moment”, realising that the expertise he developed working on transdermal medical technology could be reapplied to solve some of the major challenges of the global cosmetic skincare industry.
On 18th March 2014, Dr David Heath was announced as ERA Entrepreneur of the Year, in recognition of his outstanding entrepreneurial research in the field of electro-technology.
Dr David recieved a development fund to progress his skincare device innovation, a personal award and mentoring from the renowned engineer, Dr Jeremy Burroughes FREng FRS.
Dr David Heath was inducted into the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Enterprise Hub on 5th April 2015.
The Enterprise Hub is a national resource for the UK’s most promising technology-intensive SMEs and entrepreneurs that provides prestigious support and networking opportunities from the Academy’s Fellowship and entrepreneurial network.
On the 7th May 2015, Dr David Heath was appointed a Fellow of the ERA Foundation, in recognition of his work.
The ERA Foundation is a non-profit organisation which supports engineering skills development and aims to bridge the gap between engineering research and its commercialisation.
Cutitronics was delighted to be announced as a Wild Card Winner at Scottish EDGE Round 7 on 9th December 2015.
The team were presented with their award by Sir Willie Haughey and received £10,000 of funding to help develop their innovative technology.
Scottish EDGE is a competition aimed at identifying and supporting Scotland’s up-and-coming, innovative, high-growth potential entrepreneurial talent.
Cutitronics was proud to be announced as a Main Category Winner at the Scottish EDGE Round 8 in June 2016.
Following a successful Wild Card nomination in Round 7, Dr David Heath & Wilma McDaniel were invited to pitch in front of a live audience and panel of distinguished industry experts, including Sir Tom Hunter, before being chosen as a Winner.
Cutitronics was delighted to receive £55,000 in funding to continue to develop its game-changing technology.
Scottish EDGE is a competition aimed at identifying and supporting Scotland’s up-and-coming, innovative, high-growth potential entrepreneurial talent.
In July 2017 Cutitronics announced a significant investment from FTSE 100 Company Croda International plc (‘Croda’), who create, make and sell high-performance ingredients and technologies.
The investment underpins a strategic partnership which marks a significant milestone for the company’s ambitious growth and development plans.
On Tuesday 17th April, we unveiled our first prototype device and digital technology platform at Europe’s premier cosmetics industry trade show, In-Cosmetics Global, held in Amsterdam.
Visitors to the stand were given a glimpse of how the connected, intelligent device (with Cutitron®® technology inside) could look. They were also presented with a prototype App and Back Office System, showing how the device will deliver a truly adaptive and personalised service for the Consumer, and the benefits this has for the Brand.
In January 2019 Cutitronics announced that FTSE 100 Company Croda International plc (‘Croda’) increased its minority shareholding in the business.
The additional investment by Croda underpins a strategic partnership Cutitronics, providing the business with an opportunity to develop design updates for its innovative Cutitron®® device, user and compliance testing and pilot manufacture, which is anticipated to result in the first customisable commercial device.
On Tuesday 2nd April, we unveiled our first fully functioning prototype device and digital technology platform at Europe’s premier cosmetics industry trade show, in-Cosmetics Global, held in Paris.
Visitors to the stand were given a full demonstration of how the connected, intelligent device works - measuring skin hydration levels and dispensing the optimum volume of product. They were also presented with a final version of the App and Back Office System, showing how the device will deliver a truly adaptive and personalised service for the Consumer, and the benefits this has for the Brand.
This week we announced the appointment of Virginie Darteyre as Country Sales Manager in Paris, France to meet growing market demand.
As the birthplace of many leading global beauty brands, Paris was the obvious choice for our first international base to meet growing industry interest from Europe.
We were delighted to launch our French website www.Cutitronics.fr this month. This was another exciting step in our journey this year, following the appointment of our first international sales manager Virginie, in March 2020. Our new website also shows our commitment to develop and support our business in France and beyond.