LONDON Andrew Monk has been appointed as chief executive officer of Innos, the Southampton-based research and development company working in silicon, MEMS and nanotechnologies. Monk replaces Steve Byars, who will remain a non-executive director.
Monk is seeking to lead Innos into new commercial and industrial markets, whilst retaining its strong links with academic institutions throughout the UK. Monk said, “Capitalising on the brand strength achieved by Innos since launching in April 2004, we will continue our sizeable programme of investment in the clean-room infrastructure and expand our 30 strong team, making Innos a compelling proposition for UK and European businesses with an R&D requirement.”
Prior to joining Innos as CEO, Monk was business manager at the Centre for Enterprise and Innovation (CEI). Based at The University of Southampton he was responsible for establishing and capitalising on the commercial viability of the University's intellectual property. He recently span out Perpetuum from the Electronics and Computer Science department, a company that develops integrated Micro-Electrical-Mechanical Systems (MEMS).
Professor William J Stewart, chairman of the Innos board, said, “As a member of the board Andrew Monk has been instrumental in launching Innos and establishing the skills and investment in facilities that places Innos at the forefront of silicon R&D, MEMS and nanotechnologies.”