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Our People

Our team are our most valuable asset, helping us to continue to drive our industry forward, through their years of expertise and continuous innovation

OxTS – the home of the leading inertial experts

Our people, our team, are central to our success, and everything that we do. We currently employ more than 100 people across various global locations, all of whom are led by our highly experienced, multi-discipline leadership team. Each member of our leadership team brings a wealth of experience and expertise in their respective functions and a deep understanding of the needs of the core industries in which we operate.

Leadership Team

Alison Smith

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Alison came to OxTS as Commercial Director in 2017 with eight years of executive board-level experience. She was later Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) until November 2022, when she was appointed as OxTS’ Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Alison has a science background and has worked in both marketing and commercial roles, dealing with a wide variety of technical products for over 25 years. She also has 15 years’ experience in product management. Alison is a strong advocate for building direct relationships and sees a customer focused approach as essential for the continued growth and long-term success of OxTS.

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Thomas Ying

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Tom, OxTS Chief Technology Officer (CTO), has a strong track record of technology roadmap management and developing and delivering test equipment. He joined OxTS in 2018 from Seaward Electronic Ltd where he was director of engineering.

Previously, working at GE PII, he delivered a range of complex pipeline inspection instruments for use in extremely harsh environments. He has more than 25 years’ experience in electronics design for safety-critical applications and has proven capability in evaluating and introducing new technologies through early-stage prototypes.

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Simon Thompson

Director of Commercial

As Director of Commercial, Simon leads OxTS’ Sales and Marketing, as well as regional teams in the USA, Germany and China

Simon’s international teams work closely with OxTS customers and channel partners on a wide variety of projects across automotive, mapping, autonomy, aerospace and rail industries.

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OxTS Regional Managers

Jacob Giehl

OxTS Inc (USA)

Based in Michigan, Jake leads the team responsible for customer sales and technical support activities across North America.

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Stefan Lohmüller

OxTS GmbH (Germany)

Based in Augsburg, Stefan leads the team responsible for sales and technical support activities across the DACH region.

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Yuhui Zhang 张煜晖

OxTS China

Based in Shanghai, Yuhui leads the team responsible for sales and technical support activities across China.

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Careers at OxTS

Interested in joining the OxTS team? Learn more about life at OxTS, our company culture and our current vacancies.

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