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Craig Tombling

Chief Operating Officer

Craig Tombling has directed operations, engineering and development in a range of companies with focus on optics, lasers, displays and optoelectronics. He has published and patented widely and managed teams of innovators, as well as running large capital projects for product development and manufacturing. Following a degree in physics and a PhD in electrical engineering from Imperial College and University College London respectively, Craig worked at NTT Basic Research, Tokyo, and Sharp Laboratories in Oxford and Japan. From there he has co-founded start-up companies and held operational roles in Kamelian (Oxford) and Amphotonix (Glasgow), both developing and manufacturing photonic components. As CEO at Imperial College based DPSS laser technology company Midaz Lasers, he directed early product development leading to a successful sale of the company.