Alan has over 30 years experience in hardware and software design, product development, business development and corporate management. He is a proven entrepreneur and inspirational business leader with a successful track record in all areas of electronic product development including strategic business planning, development of new technologies and products, business and market development.
After seven years as Chief Engineer at Apricot Computers, in 1987 Alan became founder and CEO of NMI Electronics. NMI developed into a successful and highly regarded consulting company, earning the distinction of being one of Microsoft's top Gold Level Systems Integrators for Windows CE and Windows Mobile, winning several awards from Microsoft in the process. NMI successfully completed over 100 Windows embedded projects for a wide range of multinational organisations including HP, Samsung and Orange.
Alan has the rare ability to cross the boundary between the worlds of engineering and business. He is equally at home when working with design engineers to solve detailed technical problems or when addressing complex strategic issues at board level. He particularly enjoys the challenges of building and motivating the engineering team to surpass their own expectations.
Alan co-founded Argon Design in July 2009.