Derbyshire-headquartered agritech firm Light Science Technologies has bolstered its ranks with two appointments.
Jessica Browne joins as electronics engineer, having previously worked as an engineer at various companies including GeoSLAM and Microlise. She brings 25 years’ experience specialising in designing and developing microcontroller-based products.
Simon Deacon, chief executive and founder of Light Science Technologies, said: “I believe Jessica has the experience and expertise to help lead our R&D function and execute on the company-wide vision for innovation and growth going forward.
“Her breadth of design engineering knowledge will play a key role in LST’s development of its lighting and sensor products for the controlled environment agriculture market.”
James Swords has been recruited as a project manager, leveraging more than 15 years’ experience at large aerospace companies. Previously, he worked at hydraulics and energy absorption device firm TA Savery & Co Ltd/Oleo International as development manager.
Deacon added: “James’ recruitment is an important part of LST’s ongoing strategy to develop and strengthen its project management capabilities.
“With his track record in coordinating major projects and operations as a mechanical engineering manager, he is the person ideally equipped to step into this new role to support our clients across indoor farming with their project requirements and to streamline technical operations to ensure efficient delivery to the highest standard.”