Meet the Team
Clint Gouveia CSci BSc FIScT (Managing Director)
Clint has worked within the superconducting magnet industry since 1987. He gained significant global commercial and technical experience via numerous customer-facing management roles whilst with Oxford Instruments, coupled with OEM account, product and project management. Subsequently Clint moved into functional management in 2007, running Varian Inc.'s superconducting magnet test facility with responsibility for approximately $80M of revenue per annum. By 2012 Clint was overseeing the entire manufacturing and test functions at Agilent's Yarnton campus, with approximately 100 reports. Formerly our Director of Operations, Clint took over the role of Managing Director in February 2018. Clint is a Chartered Scientist, holds a BSc with first class honours, a fellow of The Institute of Science and Technology and CSci registration assessor.
Dr Peter Penfold BSc PhD (Business Development Director)
With 40 years of operating in high technology sectors, Peter is an experienced and commercially aware relationship manager with an ability to effectively communicate at all levels and with different cultures. During a career in applied superconductivity spanning 30 years, Peter has a proven track record in leadership, business development, customer relationship management, sales and marketing.
Dr Nicholas Shaw MA MSci PhD (Cantab) MInstP (Technical Director)
Nick graduated with a first class degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University in 1999 and he was a founding member of the Medical Physics Group at the Cavendish Laboratory. After the conferral of his doctorate in 2003, Nick took on the advanced instrument development, construction and testing of the world's first high resolution, multi-slice simultaneous combined
magnetic resonance and positron emission tomography imaging system.
Nick joined Scientific Magnetics in 2005, and has been responsible for some of our most innovative projects, including asymmetric split pairs, vector magnets and our Helium-Free MRI technology.
Karen Cripps (Financial Controller)
Karen is a qualified accountant with 20 years’ experience and is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). She has previously held roles in other large and medium sized companies with a particular focus on developing the finance teams and systems and in improving the financial information used throughout the business.
Karen is responsible for all areas of finance including monthly management accounts, budgeting, payroll and annual statutory reporting.
Ben Retz-Jones (Operations Manager)
Ben started working at Scientific Magnetics in 2010 having completed an advanced modern apprenticeship including an HNC in electrical and electronic engineering within the R&D department at Siemens Magnet Technology. With extensive technical knowledge in the manufacture of cryogenic and superconducting systems, Ben has overseen the manufacture of large scale projects and the development of key technologies within the company. Responsible for the quality management system since 2016, he has had a pivotal role in guiding the company through the transition to ISO9001:2015 resulting in certification in 2017 with zero non-conformances.
Taking up the new post of Operations Manager in 2018, Ben continues to focus on consistently manufacturing and delivering high quality products on-time.
Our technicians have over 110 years and our designers over 65 years of experience with superconducting magnet manufacture.
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