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The Silent Sensors Team
We are a young company based in England, made up of people with decades of experience in electronics, physics, chemistry, materials, components, manufacturing and data services. We have combined this knowledge to create a complete chain of actions that provide a step-change in the way businesses can deliver products and services to their customers.
Marcus Taylor

Marcus Taylor

CEO

Marcus has a broad experience in the IT and telecoms sector and its application in sectors like automotive, payments, media, health and travel. He has worked for both start-ups and blue chip companies and has strong understanding of company management, project management, product management, human factors and product/service lifecycles. As CEO, he drove Erlang Solutions to become the world leader in Erlang/OTP and provider of scalable systems, embedded automotive systems and IOT.

Marcus has an MBA from Boston University and a BSc (Hons) in Ergonomics from Loughborough University. He grew up in Sweden, Singapore and Italy. His passion is old Volvos – Marcus has a dozen of them!

Sharon Boyes-Schiller

COO

Sharon has a rich background in software development, deployment and operations in the technology, logistics and healthcare sectors. With more than thirty years leading IT and business change in the private and public sector in key roles for both corporate and SME businesses in the US and Europe, since 2004 she has been the owner of a consulting business specialising in SME turnaround, process-driven strategic and operational change, technology planning and deployment and M&A assessments for PE businesses in healthcare and technology.

Sharon has an MA in International Management from the University of Phoenix and a BA in Modern Europe from the University of Illinois. She grew up in the USA and has lived in Germany, England, the Netherlands and Czechia. Her passion is her nine dachshunds, which means all of them are often on the road heading to a competition!

Dr. Richard Dixon

Principal Technologist

Based in Swindon, as well as working with Silent Sensors, Richard runs Dycotec Materials. He was previously Director of Operations for Sarantel, an antenna design and manufacturing company, which was floated on the stock market with a market capitalisation of over £100M.

Richard earned a BSc in Chemistry from Imperial College, London, an MBA from Durham University Business School and a PhD in Semiconductor Physics.

Ashley Duddle

Director of Engineering

Ashley is an experienced and accomplished engineer with extensive experience in a wide ranging areas of electronics and systems engineering, covering complex systems and product design, together with their implementation, manufacture and deployment. He has run and helped develop numerous projects and businesses and products for both large organisations and small start-up companies.

Ashley is a Chartered Engineer, a Member of the IET and has a degree in electronic engineering science from the University of Wales, he has been named on many patents. When he is not working, property refurbishment takes up most of his spare time.

Waleed El Mughrabi

Electronics Engineer

Waleed hails from a long line of travellers. As a hardware and software electronic design engineer, Waleed started in audio production mixing and mastering, then developed his own bespoke solutions in digital signal processing. He moved into analogue and digital systems design, and from there has focused on research for inverters testing, validation, standards and efficiency.
 
Waleed has a Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering and a Masters in Renewable Energy Systems technology from Loughborough University,
 

Carl Ottersen

Marketing and Communications

Carl has broad international management experience focused on new businesses and markets, creating and leading teams in the field to deliver premium products and services to high profile clients. With an established track record of consistent and profitable growth, Carl has set up and grown business operations around the world, as well as initiating and leading multi-million dollar expansion programs.

Carl has lived and worked in so many countries its hard to keep up. His MSc comes from Durham University Business School, at least. His passions, inevitably, are adventure travel, photography and writing, with six books and photo essays published to date.

Dr. Alain Céleste

Directeur Général France

Alain has a broad experience in R&D and innovation gained both in academic institutions and private companies. His technical background spans a wide range from semiconductor physics, RF and microwaves systems to embedded systems, distributed software and cloud devops. After 15 years of academic research at University of La Réunion, where he headed research on Wireless Power Transmission using microwaves, Alain founded his own company to develop a distributed, decentralized, robust and self-healing, building management system over IP networks. He has since managed R&D and innovation projects and successfully developed several industrial products from design to manufacturing.

Alain earned an Engineering Diploma in Material Physics and a PhD in Solid State Physics from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées of Toulouse, France.

Alain lives in Nantes. His second passion after technology is Jazz. Whenever he can, he would grab his guitar and start to play, either alone, in a quartet or in a Big Band.

Dr. Liubov Ebralidze

COO Silent Energy

Liubov is an experienced business strategist, known for high-quality deliverables that meet or exceed timeline and budgetary targets. Liubov has an experience in conducting investments in innovative nanotechnology start-ups serving as an Investment Committee member at Ulyanovsk Nanotechnology Center. During the last five years Liubov worked as a CEO of an R&D technological platform developing state of the art functional thin film technologies. Most recently she managed a multi-million dollar project setting up a joint venture of three Nanotechnology Centers in Russia and a Silicon Valley R&D company.

Liubov is a qualified lawyer with a solid background in international business transactions, M&A, investments, corporate law and IPR. She has a long track record of effectual dealing with various legal issues in the area of business law. She has lived and worked in Russia, Serbia and the United States. Liubov earned an LLM in American Law from Wake Forest University (North Carolina) and a PhD in Civil and Business Law from Kazan Federal University (Kazan, Russia).

Dr. Gary Thompson

Principal Mechanical Engineer

Gary was Group Engineer at Ford Components, working in both aerospace and commercial sectors. He completed his Masters Degree in Product Manufacture at Northumbria University, and then went on to complete a PhD. Gary received the ‘Innovation Champion Award’ from One North East In 2009. He spent the next two years developing his own products. Since 2004, Gary has helped over three hundred companies start up in the North East of England, some growing to then support the region. As well as working with Silent Sensors, Gary runs Jag Design from Gateshead.

David Brazier

Chief Information Technology Officer

David is an accomplished IT professional with experience working with major consultancies on major projects for blue chip companies and for the public sector, gaining a deep understanding of how to bring a broad range of technologies together to solve business problems. More recently, he was a co-founder and CTO for a successful start-up providing innovative communications services to health service organisations, which was sold via a trade sale in 2014.

He is a Chartered IT Professional and a Member of the British Computer Society, and has a BA in Mathematics from St. John’s College, Oxford and an MSc in Advanced IT from Imperial College, London. David has three children who force him to enjoy mountain biking and skiing.

Sam Evans

Electronics Engineer

Sam is a recent graduate with a BEng from Newcastle University, where his main areas of study focused on (but not limited to!) embedded systems, telecommunications networks, digital signal processing, sensor applications, and RF technology. Right now his goal is to shape a career as a proficient electronics engineer.

When not hard at work showing us his skills and energy, Sam’s interests range from fitness, health and sports, to audio production, mixing and mastering.

Mihnea Nicolae

Process Technician

Mihnea is passionate about technology and has worked for more than a decade as an electronics technician for telecom and optics-imaging companies. He has gathered skill and experience in calibrating, fault finding, soldering and testing. Mihnea studied electronics in College and has a Diploma in Economy from the Dimitrie Cantemir University in Bucharest, Romania.

In his spare time Mihnea enjoys travelling to discover new places. He also likes photography and plays bowling.