Alphasense, the industry-leading manufacturer of sensors for air quality monitoring and gas detection, has appointed Doug Knifton as Plant Director to develop its manufacturing processes, introduce new products and help the business explore adjacent markets and applications.
The main focus of this role will be to further Alphasense’s manufacturing capability through streamlining processes and the implementation of innovative and effective systems. These improvements will result in increased output, reduced lead times and improved quality.
With over 29 years of experience in senior management roles within companies such as Thermo Fisher Scientific, Elekta and Powerlase, Doug brings a wealth of experience to the role. His knowledge spans innovations in technology-lead, capital equipment operations including semi-conductor, laser optics, medical devices and analytical instruments.
Commenting on his role, Doug Knifton said: “To meet the needs of our customers now and in the future, we’re focusing on product development, with an eye on how the markets are developing and how our sensors can help. We’ll be further strengthening partnerships with our customers and designing products to fit their applications.
“I’ll also be working closely with the whole Alphasense team internally by ensuring everyone is equipped to meet our customer needs through investment in facilities, processes and people. I’m determined to use the experience I have to drive us forward in existing and new markets.”
Alphasense is dedicated to developing its sensor ranges to fit with customer application requirements, ensuring that they are fit and relevant for purpose and longevity, and meeting all compliance issues both now and in the future. This year will see the company launching several interesting new product technologies to support customer applications.
For more information about Alphasense, visit alphasense.com.