IMAPS - Key Persons


Alan Fairbairn

Job Titles:
  • - UK Trustee
  • Member of Committee
  • Trustee, Retired, Kintbury RG17 9UW

Andrew Holland

Job Titles:
  • Member of Committee

Andy Longford

Job Titles:
  • Member of Committee

Anne Vanhoestenberghe - Chairman

Job Titles:
  • Chairman
  • Member of Committee

Brian Waterfield

Job Titles:
  • - UK Trustee
  • Member of Committee
  • Trustee, Retired, Ottery St Mary EX11 1DW

Chris Hunt

Job Titles:
  • Member of Committee
Chris Hunt has over 20 years' experience in the field of electronics interconnection at the National Physical Laboratory. There he led a team of 10 scientists, and has a PhD in material science. He is the chair of IEC TC91 dealing with a range of standards covering assembly and packaging issues. He has now formed his own company, Ceitex, and is consulting over a wide range of issues, from wearables to high temperature electronics.

Conor McCarthy

Job Titles:
  • Webmaster
  • Member of Committee
  • Product Manager at Nordson Dage
Conor is a Product Manager at Nordson Dage where he works inside the Test and Inspection group and focusses on X-Ray and mechanical technologies for semiconductor device characterisation . Previously he worked at Oxford Instruments developing new products for Electron Backscatter and X-ray Spectroscopy applications, for both SEM and TEM.

David King

Job Titles:
  • Sales and Marketing Director
  • Member of Committee
David King (Sales and marketing Director) joined Optocap in 2017 bringing a wealth of experience in high reliability microelectronics packaging technologies having worked in the industry for over 25 years. He began his career in engineering gaining 15 years' technical experience in design and product development before moving into sales and business development. He has held roles with responsibilities for high-reliability microelectronics and optoelectronics projects in the UK, Europe and the USA for demanding applications such as aerospace & defence, space, medical, oil & gas & power. David holds a BSc in Electronics & Physics from the Open University.

John Lipp

Job Titles:
  • Vice Chair
  • Member of Committee

Liam Mills

Job Titles:
  • Member of Committee

Martin Wickham

Job Titles:
  • Membership Secretary
  • Member of Committee

Matt Brown

Job Titles:
  • Secretary
  • Member of Committee
Matt Brown has over 25 years' experience in the field of Microelectronics, starting initially as a Service Engineer at Inseto, providing process engineering and equipment support to customers throughout the UK, Ireland and Nordic regions. Today he is a Director and Shareholder at the Company, which has grown to become one of the leading suppliers of equipment & materials used in microelectronic research and production.

Peter Barnwell

Job Titles:
  • - UK Trustee
  • Member of Committee
  • Treasurer & Honorary President ( 2018 - 2021 )
  • Trustee, Connexion Technologies Ltd, Kingsbridge TQ7 4BP
Peter Barnwell has been active in the Microelectronics Packaging industry for more years than he cares to remember! He has started four businesses in the industry and is still a Director of one of them. He has also worked in senior posts in universities and venture capital.

Piers Tremlett

Job Titles:
  • Member of Committee
Piers Tremlett has over 20 years experience working in the development of new packaging processes and designs within Microsemi's Advanced Packaging Business and previously with Lucas Automotive, Sensors and Controls. He holds a BSc in Metallurgy & Material Science and an MSc in Management, Manufacturing and Technology. He is Microsemi's senior Microelectronics Packaging Specialist with experience in System in a Package, PCB embedded die and high temperature electronics packaging.

Scott Wood

Job Titles:
  • Member of Committee
Scott Wood has over 20 years within the Microelectronics industry. After completing a PhD in Semiconductor Laser Physics, he started his career at Nortel Networks where he gained experience working in both Microelectronics Packaging and Wafer Fab environments. Moving from R&D to NPI within Nortel, Scott then joined Marconi Applied Technologies, e2v, where he developed roles in manufacturing and ultimately production management. Scott now holds the position of Managing Director of Accelonix UK, a distribution organisation specialising in the supply of equipment and services to the Microelectronics and Precision Machining industries.

Sergei Valev

Job Titles:
  • Member of Committee

Steve Muckett

Job Titles:
  • - UK Trustee
  • Member of Committee
  • Trustee, Mozaik Technology Ventures Ltd, London

Steve Riches

Job Titles:
  • Director Tribus - D Ltd
  • Member of Committee
: Steve Riches received a BA (Hons) in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge. He has over 30 years of experience in electronics assembly innovation, proposal generation and project management. Technical developments have included copper wire bonding, laser processes, high temperature electronics, MEMS assembly, ruggedised displays and LED lighting working at The Welding Institute and GE Aviation Systems in Newmarket. He has instigated and managed several Innovate UK/European projects, working collaboratively with a wide range of industrial and academic partners. He left GE Aviation in December 2015 and is now a director at a start-up business, Tribus-D Ltd, working on developing electronic packaging and interconnection technologies.