Management Team

The management team comprises of:

Barry Preston, Chief Scientific Officer, BSc. (Hons) Manchester University 1971

Barry worked for 34 years in GE Lighting holding positions of responsibility in engineering, quality, design and strategic planning for High Intensity Discharge lamps and managed the launch of quartz and ceramic lamps.  He has corporately certified 6-Sigma Master Black Belt status and holds numerous joint patents and has co-authored a number of papers including the chapter on metal halide light sources in ‘Lamps and Lighting’ (Arnold Press).

Stuart Mucklejohn, Technical Operations Manager, BSc, PhD Chemistry, Exeter University

For 27 years, Stuart was engaged in the design, development and production of light-sources with GE Lighting.  He has published widely on the science and technology of light sources, high temperature chemistry and thermodynamic data.  He was the project manager for In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) studies funded by NASA/ESA.  He is the winner of the IEC Centenary Challenge with Professor Georges Zissis and was a Visiting Fellow at Nottingham Trent University 2007-2010.

Steven Doyle, Product Development Manager, BSc Chemistry

Steven has extensive experience of process engineering, continuous improvement and quality control in production and technology companies; this includes implementing Kanban/Pull systems, Lean Techniques and Value Stream Mapping.

Michael Whiting, Senior Experimental Scientist

Michael graduated from Hull University in 2015 with a Master’s in Physics.  His Master’s project was low cost, low temperature reduction of Graphene Oxide.  He is a specialist in applied physics with experience gained from academia and industry.  He is a hands-on physicist with expertise in photometry, RF systems and experimental equipment design and is responsible for R&D projects and equipment maintenance and calibration.

Stuart Stoddart, Commercial Development & Global Sales

Stuart has a record in developing businesses from seed stage to exit.  The earlier part of his career was in building a large distribution business with a national footprint and international reach.  Over the past five years, his focus has been on new technology for the global green economy particularly lighting, renewable energy and aquaculture. 

Peter Crook, Head of Finance: BSc (Hons), C.Eng. MBA

Peter has over 40 years' experience across project management, business consultancy, finance and general management in several industries.  He has worked in construction, business improvement and commercialisation projects and with large corporates and SMEs including British Steel, Government Agencies and Coopers & Lybrand.

Further Information

Future Applications

Light is now a value added utility in many sectors. Offering a wide spectral range and energy efficiency, Ceravision's HEP lighting technology has the flexibility to offer economic solutions in high value global markets.

HEP Lighting Technology

Ceravision’s High Efficiency Plasma (HEP) lighting technology, with its spectral output and efficiency, offers solutions in a range of applications and is perfect for horticulture grow-lighting.

Intellectual Property

Ceravision maintains an extensive Intellectual Property (“IP”) portfolio comprising Patents, Trade Marks and Design Rights.

Featured News

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