About the company’s background, key personnel, and senior management team.
Company History and Vision
n-eos was formed in 2006 by its CTO Stephen Morris. Having experienced Beam Profile Reflectometry (BPR) during a role in Silicon Valley and understanding its potential within advanced process control technologies, Stephen returned to the UK, licensed the technology and established n-eos to develop a range of unique metrology products for use across a variety of sectors and applications.
Since its inception, n-eos has evolved and refined its technology to develop devices that help organisations control process stability and demonstrate the quality, reliability, and manufacturing repeatability of materials and coatings. Today the company enjoys a strong IP position and its strategic vision is to build on its successes and see its products employed across an increasing number of technology sectors. These include but are not limited to medical devices, flat and curved panel screens, plastic / printed electronics, and wearable technologies.
The company benefits from a team with wide metrology, industrial, academic, and commercial experience, particularly within niche high-technology companies providing innovative products and services to address particular market needs. This experience makes n-eos highly responsive and able to quickly meet the demands of customers from across a range of related fields and disciplines. The team includes:
Dr Gerry Ronan
Gerry has 30 years’ experience in instrumentation and process control in both corporate and early-stage tech companies, including taking an optical metrology company from university start-up to trading profitably worldwide and a trade sale in 2011. He has designed and commercialised over 40 different instruments across a wide range of applications. He holds a number of board positions in metrology companies and in 2011, joined Swansea University as Head of IP Commercialisation where he helps academics to engage with commercialising their IP. He has a PhD in physics, is a chartered engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.
Chief Executive Officer
Cliff has gathered more than twenty years’ experience working in the Medical Device industry and early stage technology companies in a variety of Leadership and Business Development roles. He has a deep understanding of the Medical Device industry having worked across a number of clinical areas, from high tech implantable devices through to single use disposables and has worked in a number of countries. Cliff completed his MBA at Bradford University specialising in Finance and International Business, and has continued to update his knowledge through a number of executive programs from leading business schools.
Dr Stephen Morris
Chief Technology Officer
Stephen was previously Director of Marketing at Therma-Wave Inc., a leading manufacturer of ion implant and thin-film metrology equipment for the semiconductor industry. Prior to undertaking the marketing role, he worked on the technology side of the business for a number of years as a senior process development scientist. Before entering the semiconductor industry, he had also worked in the marine and aerospace industries across a number of roles. Stephen is a graduate of the University of Manchester, and has a PhD in Physics from Cardiff University and an MSc in Technology Management from Manchester Business School.
A University of Liverpool mathematics graduate, Andrew’s varied career has encompassed general and technical management and industrial sales roles for companies including Pioneer, as well as running his own successful engineering consultancy firm for over 16 years. Andrew joined n-eos in 2011 with sole responsibility for designing and engineering our range of products.
VP of Operations
Glyn was previously an aerosystems Engineer Officer in the Royal Air Force, during which time he graduated with an MBA from Durham University and a MSc in Electronic Systems Engineering from Cranfield University. A chartered engineer with a background in business development and project management, Glyn’s role within n-eos is to look after the company’s day-to-day operations.
Dr Nigel Harrison
Senior Software Architect
After graduating from the University of Liverpool in 2012 with a PhD in Mathematical Biology, Nigel joined a university research team as principal software engineer. Prior to this role he enjoyed a number of roles across industry, each with a programming component. Nigel’s role within n-eos is to develop core and application-specific software, as well as manage them in service.
Senior Management Team
n-eos benefits from a senior management team and board that brings a wealth of experience, industry knowledge, and contacts. Key personnel shaping the company’s strategic direction include an experienced semiconductor-industry technologist, an internationally-respected expert in the medical device manufacturing industry, and an optical metrology specialist. Also on the Team are representatives from Mercia Fund Management and Finance Wales.