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


Julian Wright

Julian Wright

Managing Director


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.

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.

Peter Armitage

Peter Armitage

Founder


The original inventor of the patented technology incorporated in the ‘Explorer’ and a founder of the Company. His Ph.D. was in non-linear acoustics and he also holds a B.Sc. in Engineering and a postgraduate diploma in electronics.

Neil Sewell

Neil Sewell

Head of Research


Neil’s first degree is in Computer Science and his Ph.D. is in Additive Manufacture (AM), during which he developed a range of software tools and electronic interfaces.  He has worked on research projects in metal AM and was technical manager for a renewable energy company and a precision engineering business. This has prepared him well for his role in the practical development of Theta’s equipment to meet customers’ needs.

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).

Abi Marshall

Abi Marshall

Administrator


Abi gained her degree at the University of Plymouth and is an experienced organiser and office administrator in a variety of different industries. She is leading Theta’s programme for accreditation, including ISO9001 and AS9100.

Clive Davis

Clive Davis

Finance Director


Clive is an experienced investor in early stage technology businesses. The owner and executive director of an electronics design and manufacturing business, Clive holds an MBA from Exeter University and is also an IOD certificated director.

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

To talk further, please get in touch.