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Non-executive board

Dr David Price, CBE – Chairman

David is a former Chief Executive of a FTSE-250 company. He has broad experience within the Electronics, Chemical, Defence, Marine, & Nuclear industries. He is the treasurer of the University of Southampton and also a non-executive director of the University Hospital of Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.


Rick Stasyshan – Non Executive Director

Rick is former VP/GM of Sullair, which is one of the world’s major compressor manufacturers. He has a BA in Business and worked for the world’s largest compressor companies, namely: Ingersoll Rand (1975-1979) and Atlas Copco (1979-1987). Rick has been a technical consultant to the CAGI (the Compressed Air and Gas Institute). Recently consulting on the upcoming Department of Energy (DoE) legislation on compressor efficiency which is especially relevant for industries at present.


Colin Billiet – Non Executive Director

Colin has an engineering background with numerous patents & technical publications to his name. Most noteworthy as President of the British Compressed Air Society from 1988-90. He was also Group Chief Executive of Domnick Hunter. In addition Colin was approached by University of Bath to commercialise novel nano-porous Absorption Media Tube (AMT) technology. Furthermore he arranged a strategic sale of the business to IMI plc, a FTSE-250 company in 2013.


Simon Hombersley – Non Executive Director

Simon helped co-found Lontra before stepping back from day-to-day business to focus on other opportunities. He is currently CEO of Oxford Flow a spin-out from Oxford University which has developed an innovative flow control device based on work by Professor Tom Povey of the Osney Thermo-Fluids Laboratory.