Who We Are - Core Team
Pete Stirling - CEO & Founder
After graduating from University of Plymouth with an MSc, Pete Stirling spent his early career working in technical/commercial roles with corporates, including Danaher, Sims Metal Management and SCA, then latterly in technology development and systems engineering at his family business, Stirling Dynamics. Pete has a detailed understanding of early stage R&D technology development and a successful track record in raising both public funding and equity investment.
Pete's main focus of expertise lies in low carbon technology, aerospace and oil and gas, working in hardware development, software, cloud processing, predictive analytics, IoT and quantum applications. He has been responsible for delivery of research, commercial stage technologies and subsequent commercialisation across these areas. Pete is CEO and founder of STL Tech Ltd, focussing on development of early stage technology concepts and partnering with corporates to ‘hand over the baton’ at an appropriate stage of the emerging products technology development cycle. STL Tech also utilises its significant engineering and commercial experience to support early stage innovators to deliver technology development programmes and access equity investment. Pete is also an advisory board member of Unit DX, a science and engineering incubator in central Bristol that houses 25 science and engineering start-ups, where STL Tech is also based. Following the sale of Stirling Dynamics to French engineering services company Expleo Group in 2018, Pete has become an active angel investor, to date investing in multiple start-up companies across various technologies, in the fields of software, engineering and life sciences.
Will Medd - Managing Director
Will is an expert in strategic development and new markets with experience in:
Renewables (Wind, Wave and Tidal),
Oil and Gas Scientific/Technical Service,
Will also has notable experience in international markets, including: SE Asia, Europe, North and South America, S Africa, India, China, New Zealand.
Some of Will's specialties are: International Strategic Business Development, Satellite Communications, Marine and Offshore Infrastructure, Public Private Partnerships and Outsourcing, and Scientific, Technical and Engineering Start ups.
Adrian Steel - Technical Director
Adrian is a highly experienced electronics engineer, having spent over 30 years in high end product development and team leadership roles. Adrian has broad expertise in radar systems, facial recognition and distributed acoustic sensing and has previously held senior roles at a number of innovative companies, including Plessey Radar, Virgin Media and Sky. Adrian’s technical abilities are complemented by his excellent communication and team management skills.
Henry Olver - Engineering Director
Henry is an experienced Engineering Manager with over 15 years of mechanical engineering and industrial R&D experience supported by a strong theoretical background in physics. He has been a key member of large, multi-disciplinary teams driving the development of industry-defining products as well as smaller, more focussed teams concentrating on bringing novel technology to market. He has a wealth of experience in laser systems, fluid dynamics, robotics, manufacturing process development and mechanical design. Henry has demonstrated an ability to guide development using computational modelling, simulation and experimental results, and has built and promoted a lean 6 sigma culture to rapidly innovate new products.
Jeremy meeson - programme director
Jeremy is an experienced project manager with over 20 years delivering a wide-range of technical projects. He has strong management qualifications in Prince II, an Engineering degree in Electronics and an MBA from London Business School. With a background of over 10 years working in aerospace and defence and a broad range of experience, he has managed the delivery of significant complex projects for blue chip companies in both commercial and defence sectors. He is able to drive pragmatic solutions using disciplined and structured methodologies for product development and manufacturing process improvement.
Andy Philp - Programme manager
Andy has over 25 years’ experience of systems integration, operational processes and product development in both the manufacturing and communication industries, resulting in a comprehensive understanding of process management and project implementation from a diversity of market sectors biased towards new technologies. The last 15 years have been focused within the telecoms sector and Industrial IoT markets, specifically in start-ups and incubators, delivering and supporting for early business growth.
Harry bach - Principal Electronics engineer
Harry Bach has a degree in Electronics and a Higher Diploma in Software Engineering. He spent his early career working on astronomical telescope control systems in the Canaries, Chile and Hawaii and continues supporting these systems to this day. In 2000 he started working with technology start-ups and over the last 20 years has specialised in taking novel concepts through to commercial products.
Robbie Cook - Senior Engineer
Robbie is a simulation and computational modelling specialist, with over 10 years of industrial and academic experience researching at Imperial College London, Stirling Dynamics and the University of Bristol. His areas of expertise are in computational modelling of dynamic nonlinear systems, control theory and optimisation, as well as having a strong interest in data science, AI and machine learning. More recently he has been an enterprise fellow at the University of Bristol's Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre (QTEC) gaining a better understanding of the commercialisation of technology, and the real-world implications of developing next-generation concepts and designs.
Vivek Radhakrishna - Electronics Engineer
Vivek is an electronics engineer with growing experience in technical and engineering start-ups. His notable skills include machine learning, embedded and real-time systems, mobile communications, antennas, networking protocols and principles, communication systems, control, and industrial electronics. Vivek is a competent programmer, with experience in Python, Java and C.
Joe Shaw - Business Analyst
Joe is a current geoscience PhD student at the University of Bristol, with extensive and varied laboratory (SEM, EPMA, XRD) and field-based (campaign planning, sampling) skills in addition to a strong working knowledge of a number of energy sectors (renewables, nuclear). Joe has a proven record of effective writing, successfully authoring several external research grants and producing market research and business development reports for science and technology start-ups.
Who We Are - Associates
Dr Chales Galambos - React AI CTO & Co-founder
Charles has 20+ years experience in computer vision and machine learning. Previously CTO at OmniPerception (acquired) developing facial and object recognition for industrial and entertainment applications, including cloud and embedded systems. Charles was also Lead developer on RAVL computer vision library at Surrey University.
Nic Greenway - React AI Co-founder
Nic has extensive experience leading large international teams managing big-data and real-time processing in the finance sector, including global manager of Equity Capital Markets IT at Credit Suisse. Nic also has Engineering First from Cambridge and won the IMechE's prize for best final year project in the UK, for work on axial turbine design.