LONDON Instrumentel, a spin out from the University of Leeds, has appointed Steve Couchman as CEO to bring to market its research in telemetry systems for taking sensor measurements in harsh and difficult to access environments.
Mike Bowes, a Non-Executive Director at Instrumentel, said, “Because our needs were unique, we were convinced we would not find an individual that had the breadth and depth of knowledge required to spearhead the future growth of Instrumentel. We were therefore delighted when our executive search partner, Eseon, found Steve who has had an enviable and successful career in managing sensor companies.”
Couchman has held senior positions with Polaron, AMP, TRW and RS Components.
With the appointment of a CEO, Instrumentel is on course to be transformed from a research and development company into a world-wide supplier of miniature two-way telemetry systems to companies.
Couchman, said, “I am proud to be part of this British company that is poised to lead the world in telemetry solutions. Current research involves such diverse applications as taking real-time oral pH measurements for dental research without the use of batteries or wiring, whilst at the other end of the spectrum a contract has been secured for research and development into piston telemetry with a major Formula 1 motor racing team.”
Instrumentel was incorporated in November 2001 and was initially funded by the White Rose Technology Seedcorn Fund (WRTSF), the £9 million venture capital fund owned by the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York.