In 1987 I took my MSc. in mechanical engineering and applied physics at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. A few years later I added a degree in marketing management. Since then I’ve worked in development, marketing and sales of new technology-based products. In the fields of printing equipment, and medical/diagnostic devices. For established multi-nationals, high-growth start-ups and an SME. Doing a range of things, from designing a meter-wide LED printhead to selling digital ECG-recorders and printing presses across the globe.
Before I set up Panchromos I was a director of Team Consulting, a medium-sized technology consultancy in the Cambridge area. I can wholeheartedly recommend them if you are convinced that we’re not what you’re looking for (but look here first).
I’m Dutch by birth, European by heart and since 2001 call the UK home. Happy to converse in German or French if you prefer—or make an attempt in العربيّة . Or Dutch of course…
I strongly believe in the networked society and the power of project-based collaborations in ad-hoc teams. So do my associates—seasoned independent professionals with corporate experience. Diverse backgrounds. And entrepreneurial mindsets.
If I (very ocassionally) want to take my mind off your products and opportunities you might find me tinkering in the workshop, ready-steady-cooking in the kitchen or shooting some arrows into a target.
Meet some of my associates
Lawrence is an electronics engineer and embedded software programmer. Over the course of over 10 years we’ve worked together on a wide range of projects – including medical devices, toys and consumer electronics. Prior to going freelance Lawrence worked at The Technology Partnership (TTP), one of the “big four” technology consultancies in Cambridge.
Lawrence has a strong interest in the Internet-of-Things (IoT); apart from being involved as a product developer he is also working with an initiative to create an angel fund to invest in start-ups in this area.
Mark develops embedded software on a number of 8- and 32-bit platforms. He trained as an electronics engineer and in 1993 co-founded AirSense Technology who design and manufacture specialist smoke detection systems. Following the acquisition of AirSense by UTC in 2007 Mark works as an independent firmware specialist for consumer, industrial and medical products.
Rachel has a PhD in Computer Science and has been working in user experience for over 20 years. She has worked with Microsoft, Xerox and Sapient before setting up her own consulting business in 2001. Since then she’s worked with clients in a number of sectors including telecoms, healthcare, and sensor systems.
Rachel is a design associate for the Design Council and a visiting professor of design at Nottingham Trent University. She has worked with me on a number of occasions as human factors/usability expert.
Jed has a PhD in the field of Surface Physics. He spend his early career in the development of sensors and systems for various applications before joining a medical device start-up company in 1997. He acted as Technical Director and Director of Regulatory Affairs, taking three generations of products to market in Europe and the US.
Jed now specialises in Regulatory Affairs and Quality Systems consultancy and has achieved certification and market clearance for a broad range of medical devices and related products. Jed brings in regulatory and compliance expertise to medical device development projects.
John is an optical designer with many years of experience on imaging and illumination optics. Before going freelance John worked at BAe Systems and FujiFilm Electronic Imaging. John has been involved in a wide range of products including endoscopes, industrial sensing equipment, laser optics and toys.
Chris has been active as an independent electronics design consultant for more than 20 years. In that time he has been involved in the design of a wide range of products including Radar, Sonar, audio and video. His area of focus is on FPGA design.