The Executive Team
The founders of 3-Sci – Prof Mike Hinton, Dr Mark Maylin and Adrian Bowles, have been co-workers for over 20 years. They are supported by several other highly-motivated and qualified staff. We describe here some of our highly-valued people.
Professor Mike Hinton
BSc Hons, MSc, Dip Man Studies, FIMMM, AMIMechE
Prior to taking up his role as CEO of 3-Sci, Mike was the Technology Director at the National Composites Centre (NCC), one of seven UK government-sponsored High Value Manufacturing Catapult Centres (HVM C) set up to transition technology across the “Valley of Death”. Before this he acquired 40 years of experience at QinetiQ working on programmes aimed at gaining a fundamental understanding of materials, ballistics and electromagnetic devices and used that knowledge to develop practical hardware used in the field by the UK military. He rose to the role of Technical Director responsible for providing the technical and engineering governance to a division of 3000 people, and responsible for the creation and implementation of the overarching technical strategy. He has collaborated extensively with research organisations in the UK and internationally and in recognition of this, he is a visiting professor at Nottingham University.
Dr Mark Maylin
Technology and Account Director
BSc Physics, MSc Cryogenics, PhD Magnetism
Mark is an experienced business development professional with a solid technical background, gained with manufacturing OEMs (Oxford Instruments) and in R&D establishments. He spent his first 15 years of career in commercial project engineering and field servicing, then military technology development and team leadership, before spending over a decade as the Oil and Gas Account Director within QinetiQ. Mark has experience of working in each of the upstream (downhole) and downstream (refinery and petrochemical) sectors and draws on our relationships with partners and end-users to progress 3-Sci products to market.
BSc (Hons), MSc, CPhys
Adrian spent his first career decade developing sensors and actuators for the medical, automotive, aerospace and defence industries at QinetiQ. From 2003 he became interested in the opportunities for new sensors and wireless technologies in the oil industry and later became Team Leader for the Oil and Gas Technologies team which successfully developed and licenced out a range of novel downhole technologies and subsea instruments. In 2008, he initiated and managed the development of the Wireless Corrosion Monitoring technology aimed at asset monitoring, which featured the early stages of Wi-Corr development.
Richard started his career at Philips Research (later NXP Semiconductors) and spent over a decade conducting research into wireless systems, including pioneering work into Wi-Fi (802.11a), Bluetooth2.0 and Cognitive and Software Defined Radio. He also designed and demonstrated innovative methods of domestic HD video transmission using combined modulation and compression schemes. Also at QinetiQ, he implemented software and electronic solutions for self-organising mesh networks for use in the petrochemical industry.
BSc (Hons), DipNEBOSH
Alison began her career as an industrial research chemist before moving into the areas of Health and Safety and Compliance in 2001, achieving a NEBOSH diploma in Occupational Safety and Health in 2012. As Governance Manager for the Energy and Materials Division in QinetiQ, she oversaw the activities of approximately 150 staff specialising in a variety of technical disciplines and product developments, including analysis equipment for the Oil and Gas industry, batteries and fuel cells, defence stealth materials, innovative product design, and industrial waste pyrolysis. In addition to her project management and supply chain management roles, Alison ensures compliance with company assurance, UK legislation and industry best practice for continuing business success in 3-Sci.
New Product Development Lead
Stephanie is a highly motivated Chartered Physicist experienced in cutting-edge technology research and development, with practical skills gained through providing engineering solutions for challenging environments. She enjoys applying her knowledge of physics and engineering to a wide range of practical applications, having provided a variety of solutions for the Space, Defence, Medical and Oil and Gas sectors. Stephanie takes a leading role in 3-Sci in instrumentation, the characterisation and development of advanced transducers and their optimisation for deployment into practical, ‘field-ready’ systems.
Software Development Lead
Szymon graduated from the University of Southampton with a first class degree in Software Engineering. He is responsible for managing the existing software portfolio and for leading the software development aspects of 3-Sci's new products.
Malcolm 'Mac' Davies
Business Development Manager
An engineer by training, Malcolm ‘Mac’ Davies has deep experience of Turnaround processes and in the implementation of cost-effective methods to address high intensity tasks. Mac began his career running his own UK Engineering Contractor Company, gaining a great deal of experience in how to liaise effectively with large plant Operators and meeting their needs for improved services and products. Much of his initial work was highly focused on the development of the UK North Sea fields and resources. Mac then moved to ICI as a Turnaround Manager in the Engineering Overhaul Group, engaged in Turnarounds for all of ICI’s bulk chemical and refining installations in the UK. Interest and need from overseas Operators led to Mac spending some years managing and advising on around a dozen turnarounds in Malaysia and for major Plants in Chile and New Zealand.
Mac has been involved with Turnaround Training for several years. In his Business Development role for 3-Sci, he is highly focused on ensuring that 3-Sci’s existing products and new product developments are optimized to meet precisely, our end-user needs.
Dr Ghaithaa Manla
Product Development Manager
BSc Electronics, MSc Microelectronics, PhD Renewable Energy
Having spent most of her career leading collaborative projects between industry and academia to maximize the impact of research on our society. Ghaithaa’s mission is to exploit the latest technology and make sure scientific discoveries is accessible to end users. Her strong background in designing prototypes, establishing strong connections with customers and understanding market needs has helped different organizations to make a strategic decision on how to move forward and reach their full potential. Ghaithaa Joint 3-Sci in 2019 where she is leading the development of new technology aimed at the oil and gas industry.
Product and Business Development Manager
Peter is a professional engineer, who has pursued a very successful career in international sales, marketing, product management & business development. Peter started his career at Plessey designing aircraft and military vehicle electrical systems.
He has 40+ years experience in the Aerospace, Defence & Commercial Markets. He brings engineering experience & understanding to his customers, with an intimate knowledge of their needs. His understanding of cultural diversity & high personal integrity has created trusting relationships with customers worldwide.
Previously he worked for the OXLEY Group as Business Development Manager - a manufacturer of ceramic capacitor assemblies, EMI Filters, Interconnect products, LED lighting components & systems supplying markets worldwide. His main focus was bringing new products to market & supporting agents/distributors both technically and commercially.
In his Product and Business Development role for 3-Sci, he is highly focused on ensuring that 3-Sci’s existing products and new product developments are optimised to meet precisely, our end-user needs.