About Us

Howard Ford

Executive Chairman

Howard has worked for a wide variety of high-profile technology companies in his career. Significant roles include Chief Executive of BT Cellnet and General Manager of IBM’s European PC business; Howard was also Managing Director of Equant Network Services before it was acquired by France Telecom in 2005. In addition to Cambridge Nanotherm, Howard currently holds the position of Chairman with Display Data, Pyreos, Light Blue Optics and Filtronic plc.

Andy Matthews


Andy has 30 years’ product development experience and is responsible for new product introduction, production and supply chain. Previous roles include COO at Amantys and Enecsys and positions at Bookham Plc and Nortel Networks.

Pavel Shashkov


The joint inventor of the nanoceramic process, Pavel is an experienced CTO, a prize-winning scientist and accomplished entrepreneur, with vast experience in nano-materials, thermal management and IP.

Vic Harasimow

Sales Director

Vic has over 30 years sales and marketing experience within the consumer electronics and LED lighting industries.As an active committee member of the UK Lighting Industry Association, previous roles have included Head of Sales and Marketing at Toshiba Europe and Vestel Electronics.