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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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Commercial Team Leads

Paris Austin

Head of Product - New Technology

Paris has been with OxTS since 2012, initially working as part of our expert application engineering team before taking the reins as leader of our survey and mapping business unit. He has lead OxTS’ focus on new product technologies since 2021.

With his background and education rooted in mechanical engineering, Paris is best placed to interpret and advise on the varying needs of our survey and mapping customers.

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Dr. Daniel Waldron

Head of Product - New Markets

Daniel joined OxTS in 2021, with executive level commercial experience and a background in new product development. As Head of Product for new markets, he is responsible for identifying the future needs of our customers and developing solutions that support their growth.

His technical background is in materials science, optics and process automation, which Daniel has applied into multiple industries. These include critical infrastructure IoT monitoring, aviation, life safety and energy. The philosophy of our new markets team is to build close relationships with our customers, understand their problems and then deliver effective solutions.

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Simon Thompson

Director of Core Markets and VP of Sales (OxTS Inc)

Simon joined OxTS in 2016 as a Product Manager, and then progressed to Senior Business Manager. As Director of Core Markets and VP of Sales (OxTS Inc), he now leads OxTS’ team covering product management, sales and marketing.

With a background in product development and marketing, Simon understands the importance of being customer-focussed. He leads a passionate and creative team, partnering with customers all over the world with the aim to deliver proven technology solutions and outstanding service.

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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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