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OMS Appoints Richard Brown as Products Engineering Manager

17 May 2010

UK-based specialist measurement technology company Optical Metrology Services (OMS) Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Brown as the company’s Products Engineering Manager.

Based at OMS’ UK office in Bishop’s Stortford, Richard will head up the company’s Tools Division, which is responsible for maintaining OMS’ growing fleet of service tools used on inspection contracts in the UK and overseas. The Tools Division also manufactures custom inspection tools and software for specific inspection projects.

Richard returns to the UK from New Zealand, where he spent eight years working as a Product Development Engineer at Steelbro (NZ) Ltd, a manufacturer of self-loading trailers, mobile cranes and sidelifters.

Richard brings a wealth of experience in embedded control systems development, compliance and software architecture to OMS. In 2006, Richard won the IPENZ Excellence in Engineering Award for Electrical Systems for his invention, the SMARTlift, a microcontroller-based control system for sidelifters, which incorporates a novel safe working envelope control algorithm.

Prior to moving to New Zealand in 2002, Richard spent one year working as a consultant engineer for Optical Metrology Centre, a spin out business from City University London, which offered products and consultancy in 3D measurement using Photogrammetric techniques and pipe measurement using proprietary profiling tools.

Richard Brown commented: “Over the last few years, OMS has seen some quite outstanding business growth, particularly in terms of sales revenues from overseas markets. I want to help build on this excellent work.“

“Eight years ago, I helped to design some of OMS’ original pipe profiling tools, which have since gained acceptance as the gold Standard in pipe measurement. The opportunity to come back to OMS was too good to miss out on and I am very excited about the future and the new possibilities on the horizon for the company and its growing range of pipe inspection tools.”

OMS is a specialist measurement technology company that provides measurement services and precision measurement systems to the oil and gas industry. A key focus for the company is in the dimensional measurement of oil and gas pipes or other similar structures such as aero engines, process industry tubes or manufactured cylindrical objects, where dimensions are critical.