Dr Craig Sawyers Director
Southampton University 1974-1977.
BSc (1st class Honours) Electronics Science.
Southampton University 1977-1981. PhD
Laser Physics. A novel laser resonator configuration later
commercialised for scientific and industrial applications by JK Lasers and
Spectron Laser systems. Now included in all standard texts on laser
Smith Associates 1981-1983. As a
Principal Engineer, undertook electronics development and system analysis
for the MoD, including the development of major systems for multi-channel data
acquisition and display.
PA Technology 1983-1987.
Initially as a physicist in the applied physics group, later to became Senior
Consultant in the PA Group. Responsible for developing a wide range of
technologies, particularly those involving multi-disciplinary activities.
Major clients included Kodak, Pharmacia Biosensor, Lego/Modulex, Shell Ventures,
British Aerospace, IBM and the DTI.
Scientific Generics 1987-1991 as
Director of Innovation.
Followed the founder of PA Technology, Professor Gordon Edge CBE, as a founding
member of this Cambridge-based technology consultancy. Clients included
Esselte, Wharfedale, Domino Printing, Oxford Instruments and the DTI
Wharfedale PLC 1991-1992. As Technical
Director, led the R&D team and also undertook due diligence for certain
acquisitions. Supported City presentations to raise money in a Placing and
Open Offer. Merged the acquired and established technical teams which
produced 28 new audio products for launch in 1991.
Oxford Instruments 1992-1998.
As Engineering Manager of the Research Instruments Division, was
responsible for a team of 80 PhD-qualified engineers and design draughtspersons. Implemented structural change to reflect the changing
nature of the business environment, leading to a doubling in engineering productivity. Was responsible for a major IT investment
managing a transition to ISO9001 registration, and led Y2K team.
Enterprise 1998 to present. Founding director.