Unrivalled expertise.

A team of highly motivated specialists, continually pushing the boundaries of NDT.


Our game-changing Non-linear Acoustic NDT methods enable our clients to achieve:

GREATER RELIABILITY – detection of inherent weakness which may lead to traumatic failure, following in-service fatigue or impact damage

INNOVATIVE DESIGNS – the confidence to introduce new materials or processes such as additive manufacturing

LESS WASTAGE – rejecting inappropriate raw materials before wasting effort in adding value

All leading to less risk to your costs, innovation and reputation.

Our Core team


Mike Dakin

Mike Dakin

CEO


Mike is a materials engineer by education and he was from 2015 to 2018 Sector Vice President (Process Safety) at Halma Plc (FTSE 100) and Chairman to a portfolio of five safety companies within their group. He was previously in a variety of senior roles for many years with ITW Inc. (formerly Illinois Tool Works, a Fortune 200 corporation) managing scientific instrumentation,  and engineering businesses, in the USA, Europe and Asia.

robert warner

robert warner

Finance Director & COO


Robert graduated in engineering before qualifying as an accountant with KPMG. His subsequent career has included 5 years as a Divisional Financial Controller with BAe Systems and many years as Finance & IT Director of a successful SME, followed by a period as a portfolio FD of a wide variety of owner-managed and VC-backed businesses. As well as the normal full range of an FD role, Robert will be acting as the Chief Operating Officer as the business grows.

Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright

Head of Product Development


Jonathan is a highly experienced systems engineer with a background in engineering design and an MBA from the University of Exeter. Jonathan brings to Theta his expertise in programme management and he is also a member of the Chartered Management Institute.

Iain Fairbairn

Iain Fairbairn

Chairman


A former commercial solicitor and keen private pilot, who gave up professional practice to pursue a career as an entrepreneur.  His non-executive directorships have included light engineering, property development, small business investment and an NHS teaching hospital.

Julian Wright

Julian Wright

Chief Technology Officer


Julian is an experienced acoustics engineer, software developer, project manager and patent holder. He has specialised in bespoke instrumentation, computer modelling, and commercial software design and development in diverse markets. Julian was awarded both a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in acoustics from the University of Salford and is also a Fellow of the Institute of Acoustics and a Member of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing.

Daniel Rodriguez Sanmartin

Daniel Rodriguez Sanmartin

R&D Engineer


Daniel’s first degree is in Physics and he holds an M.Sc. and Ph.D. on piezoelectric devices from the University of Birmingham. He is a member of the Institute of Physics (IoP) and the Association for Project Management (APM).

At Theta we are continually pushing the boundaries of non-destructive testing.

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