Arrayjet

Meet the Team

Driving Arrayjet's Success
Our Directors

Iain McWilliam

Chief Executive Officer

Iain McWilliam

Iain joined Arrayjet in 2007 as a scientist before becoming CEO in 2010. He uses his in-depth, user-level understanding of our technology to deliver long-term value to our partners. Iain was previously a Research Fellow with Cancer Research UK, and holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of St Andrews.

Kirsty Macfarlane

Chief Operating Officer

Kirsty Macfarlane

Kirsty joined Arrayjet in November 2011 and as COO she coordinates operations across Arrayjet's multi-disciplinary teams. Previously Director of Pharmacology at Aptuit, Kirsty has over 15 years experience in Operations Management within CROs and holds a PhD in pharmacology from the University of Glasgow.

Martin Ramsay

Finance Director

Martin Ramsay

Martin joined Arrayjet in January 2013 and was appointed to the board in 2014. He brings extensive Finance experience from Mpathy Medical, Lab901, Vitrology and ScoLocate. Martin also represents Archangel Informal Investments Ltd on the board as their investor’s director.

Joseph Keegan

Chairman

Joseph Keegan

Joe is a director at Bio-Techne, Interpace Diagnostics, and many private life science companies, following leadership roles at ForteBio, Molecular Devices, Becton Dickinson, and Leica amongst others. He joined Arrayjet in 2017, adding extensive executive management experience and deep industry knowledge to the team.
Our Scientists

Adam Buckle

Chief Scientific Officer

Adam Buckle

As CSO, Adam works closely with both the commercial and application science teams, helps lead Arrayjet’s scientific strategy and acts as senior consultant for new customer applications, using his previous experience leading our Arrayjet Advance team. Adam has 15+ years of practical molecular biology experience and a PhD in Molecular Genetics from the University of Edinburgh.

Denitsa Spasova

Lab Manager

Denitsa Spasova

Denitsa heads up our Arrayjet Advance laboratory team, and has 6 years of experience working with microarray technologies. She has an MSci in Biochemistry and her background is in immunodiagnostics and biomarker discovery. Outside of the lab, Denitsa is a keen salsa dancer, and enjoys travelling and yoga.

Alexander Fullerton

Senior Application Scientist

Alexander Fullerton

Alex holds an MRes in Integrative Neuroscience from the Univeristy of Edinburgh. As an application scientist with Arrayjet, he has enjoyed getting to travel and support customer projects worldwide. When he's not cooking, Alex can be found taking care of his jungle of house plants.

Richard Chen

Application Scientist

Richard Chen

Richard has a background in biocompatibilty assessement and a Bachelors in both Biomedical Engineering and Medical Science from the University of Sydney. At Arrayjet, he has a particular research focus on small molecule microarrays. Richard enjoys creating tasty vegan meals, hillwalking, and board games.

Julia Unsicker

Application Scientist

Julia Unsicker

Julia blends her MSc in Drug Design & Biomedical Science with a foundation in a BSc(Hons) in Chemistry with Biochemistry and has practical GMP/GLP background knowledge in analytical chemistry, the creation of nanoparticles for medical devices and the cultivation and bioanalysis of primary mammalian cell cultures. Outside the lab she enjoys the calm of yoga, the joy of reading and channels her creativity through cooking and crocheting.
Our Engineers

Peter Thomson

Senior Production & Service Engineer

Peter Thomson

Peter has been with Arrayjet since 2010, ensuring our microarray printers are built and maintained to exceptional quality standards. He also helps implement the latest innnovations from the development team.

Alan Black

Senior Production Engineer

Alan Black

Alan has been building Arrayjet microarrayers and components since 2008 and has over 30 years experience in metal fabrication, instrument assembly and testing. A safe pair-of-hands! Alan has five daughters, three grandchildren, and his interests include photography, cruising the world and gardening.

Fred Wood

Production Engineer

Fred Wood

Fred has worked in electronics most of his life, assembling and testing a range of high-tech products - including laser target markers, large-scale integration devices, microelectronics, and sub-sea equipment. At Arrayjet, he custom-builds our microarrayers to fit customer specifications.

Mario Luongo

Senior Customer Service Engineer

Mario Luongo

Mario is skilled in electrical installation and commissioning and have experience in the AV and Water (Telemetry) industries before joining Arrayjet. He travels worldwide for instrument set-up and maintenance and is active outside of work too - whether it's rugby, football, or hiking up a mountain!

Ryan Mercer

Customer Service Engineer

Ryan Mercer

Ryan is one of Arrayjet's service engineers supporting customers across the globe. His varied professional background includes electrical engineering and expert maintance for high-risk equipment. In his spare time Ryan likes spending time with family, watching football and playing video games.

Chris Penn

Customer Service Engineer

Chris Penn

Chris has spent his entire career working in the hi-tech industry. He now is part of Arrayjet's team of service engineers, travelling worldwide to keep our instruments in top printing condition.

Muzi Moyo

Production & Service Engineer

Muzi Moyo

Muzi has a HND in Mechanical Engineering from Edinburgh College and now supports instrument build and maintenance as a Production & Service Engineer. At the weekends, you might catch him gliding past on his longboard.

Jakub Pakowski

Production & Service Engineer

Jakub Pakowski

Jakub has a HND in Electrical Engineering from Fife College and now he is working on building our instruments and servicing them all around the world as our Production and Service Engineer. In his spare time, you might catch him shooting hoops, going on long walks with his dog, Rosa, or working on his car.
Our Development Team

Joan Salvatella

Development Manager

Joan Salvatella

Joan leads Arrayjet's development team, who are continually improving our microarray technology. He has a degree in Computer Engineering and an MSc in Embedded and Intelligent Systems, and he played a key role developing our IrisTM Optical QC system. A keen surfer, Joan loves to travel and discover new places.

Craig Milton

QC & Development Engineer

Craig Milton

Craig joined Arrayjet in April 2001 and was the first employee after the company founder. He has enjoyed contributing to many of our design and production advancements. In his spare time Craig likes to unwind by writing, recording and performing music.

Alasdair White

Hardware Engineer

Alasdair White

"Electric-AL" has a BEng in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and previous experience in electromechanical devices. He now focuses on new electronic features and firmware for Arrayjet's instruments. Outside of work Alasdair develops his own motorsport electronics, and enjoys mountain biking and country walks.

Alasdair Burnett

Mechanical Design Engineer

Alasdair Burnett

"Mechanic-AL" has a BEng in Mechanical Engineering and a background producing high-end naval and energy equipment. At Arrayjet, he develops the mechanical aspects of the machines, always seeking to improve user-centred design and reliability. Alasdair is a very keen mountain biker and an active trail builder.

Dan Ryan

Software Engineer

Dan Ryan

Dan has a Masters in Computing from Heriot-Watt University and a Bachelor's degree in Biomolecular Sciences from the University of Glasgow. He creates and implements new software solutions for microarray printing while also improving current systems. In his spare time, Dan enjoys going to the cinema, cooking and travelling with his fiancée.

Alejandro Gutierrez

Senior Software Engineer

Alejandro Gutierrez

Alejandro is a Senior Software Developer with a PhD in Computer Science, specializing in the development of sophisticated software solutions for medical devices. His expertise in software architecture enhances system performance and user experience across healthcare applications. He has a proven track record of innovating in medical technology, developing critical algorithms and systems for patient monitoring and diagnostics. Beyond his technical pursuits, Alejandro is an avid adventurer who enjoys the great outdoors, engaging in activities like cycling, hiking, and recently taking up scuba diving.
Our Commercial & Finance Team

Ranald Pringle

SVP Head of Global Sales

Ranald Pringle

Ranald has worked in commercial roles for technical industries since 2008. He understands how to deliver complex projects for small and large businesses, and is passionate about customer service. At the weekend, he'll be watching sport, playing guitar, and spending time with his young family.

Lewis Brown

Commercial Manager Instruments EMEA

Lewis Brown

Lewis has worked in sales and account management since 2015. He now takes care of Arrayjet's instrument sales efforts in EMEA along with managing global service contracts and consumable supply to our existing client-base. In his spare time, you’ll find him exploring the outdoors with his young family.

Serena Özkan

Account Manager

Serena Özkan

Serena has a Batchelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences from The University of Edinburgh. Combining her passion for science and talking to customers, she is now working to identify exciting opportunities for our microarray technology to be used. In her spare time, Serena enjoys game nights with her friends and long walks in the countryside.

Tania Hancock

Marketing & Communications Manager

Tania Hancock

Tania has a Masters in Biochemistry and experience marketing a range of life-science reagents, instruments and services. She believes clear, authentic information is what connects researchers to the right solutions - and welcomes customer feedback. Tania loves going out for live music, comedy and theatre.

Luis Zambrano

Digital Marketing Executive

Luis Zambrano

Luis holds a Masters in Digital Marketing from Edinburgh Napier University. He supports the marketing team by taking care of Arrayjet’s digital communications channels. On his spare time, Luis enjoys swimming and collecting records from all over the world.

Gill Lewis

Business Support Manager

Gill Lewis

Gill joined Arrayjet in 2012, after working in the construction industry for 15 years. Her varied role includes managing Arrayjet's finances, as well as our all-important quality management systems. To unwind she enjoys reading with her book club, or going out for dinner with friends.

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