Helix Technologies has appointed James Lewis as chief executive officer to lead the company as it transitions to its production and commercialisation phase.
Commenting on his new role, Lewis was confident the company can make an impact in the aerospace sector.
He said: “With ambitious plans to deliver the world’s most compact and high performance GNSS antennas to the precision navigation sector in 2020, Helix Technologies is set to make an impact in today’s military, aerospace and specialist markets, and to enable next generation spatial awareness and info-comms markets.
“There is demand for our products in autonomous vehicle and drone applications where pinpoint accuracy and massive data-flow over wireless are essential. I’m excited to be driving the company into this next phase of ubiquitous connected global technology.”
Adding: “Our breakthrough antenna technology is the key to unlocking the information processing capabilities being developed by our partners and customers for these applications”.
Trained as an electronics engineer, and with career-long experience in technology commercialisation, Lewis has previously led technology businesses from start-up through to successful exits delivering strong returns to investors.
John Yates, the outgoing Managing Director and co-Founder who led the company through its research and development phase, is appointed chairman.