The team

The team 2018-10-23T09:20:58+00:00

Meet the team

Howard Ford
Howard FordChairman
Howard brings a wealth of experience to the Company having served on the boards of both privately-held and public companies, as well as having many years of operational experience in developing businesses. Previous executive roles include: Chief Executive of BT Cellnet; General Manager of IBM’s European PC business; and Managing Director of what is now France Telecom.
Andrew Wallace
Andrew WallaceCEO
Andrew has an international commercial and general management record developing and launching new & disruptive technologies and services in electronics, sensors and telecoms. He has held high growth commercial roles up to £1.2Bn and has 10 years’ GM experience up to £80m. He has worked with small companies for around 10 years. He has lived in 3 continents and speaks three languages.
Andy Laing
Andy LaingCFO
Andy joined Pyreos in November 2015, bringing a wealth of operational and finance experience across venture-backed software start-ups, high-growth SMEs and publicly traded marketing groups. Most recently, Andy spent four years at early stage investor, Archangels, raising equity capital and securing exits in Scotland’s flourishing technology sector.
Keith Pruden
Keith Pruden VP Sales
30 years in semiconductor/tech commercial and executive roles. Blue chip to start-ups: VLSI, Tality/Cadence, Agere (now LSI Logic), PMC-Sierra (Microsemi) and Nujira; Global sales leadership experienceSales responsibilities up to $0.5Bn. B.Eng (Hons) Electrical Engineering (Liverpool). (Started September 2018)
Andy Beaumont
Andy BeaumontConsultant VP Operations
Joined April 2017 (consultant).
Experience across all aspects of semiconductor components businesses.
Specialist in outsourced manufacturing, change management and continuous improvement.
Formerly General Manager, E2V Technologies; MD, Ichor Systems; Operations Director, Compound Semiconductor Technologies; with a previous 18-year career at Freescale.
B.Sc (Hons) Physics.
Gary Osborne
Gary OsborneVP Engineering
Gary joined Pyreos in 2015 and is responsible for product development and customer support. His career started in R&D at UK computer pioneers Apricot. At digital TV specialists Pace he was Engineering Manager and later moved to M&A, Product Management covering EMEA and Asia-Pac, and Business Development. He has also held senior roles with US tech giant EchoStar, being responsible for key innovative products in new markets.
John Phair
John PhairCTO
John joined Pyreos in 2016 and leads the development team. Since graduating from the University of Melbourne with a doctorate in chemical engineering, Dr Phair has gained international experience working as a research associate at the National Research Council in Washington, DC, a post-doctoral fellow at the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia, and a scientist at the Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy at the Technical University of Denmark. Dr Phair joined Pyreos from poLight, a Norwegian company that develops autofocus lens components based on piezo technology for mobile applications.

In order to support our rapid growth Pyreos is seeking new distribution partners in Central and Western Europe, Israel and Canada.

Our Infrared sensor products demand strong technical selling and support skills with experience in markets such as gas and flame detection, medical equipment and spectroscopy. If you believe that you can satisfy all of some of these requirement please contact keith.pruden@pyreos.com.

We will welcome the approach.