The previous head of producing at Dyson has joined Belfast-based Artemis Applied sciences.
Simon Lock – a 20-year veteran of the family equipment specialist – can be chargeable for the manufacture of the Artemis eFoiler, the corporate’s electrical hydrofoil propulsion system which it says will energy vessels sooner or later.
He comes with deep engineering pedigree having been a founding member of the group which created Dyson’s digital motor.
Mr Lock’s appointment is the newest for Artemis because it continues on its mission to make high-speed zero-emission maritime transport commercially viable.
It’s the lead accomplice within the Belfast Maritime Consortium and stated it expects employees numbers to greater than treble to 100 by early 2022 because the venture positive factors momentum.
Artemis Applied sciences is an utilized applied sciences spin off from the Artemis Racing America’s Cup group. The corporate was based in 2017 to commercialise the hydro-foiling and power chain mental property developed by the group during the last seven years.
“What actually excites me, and what attracted me to make the transfer to Artemis Applied sciences was the chance to actually push ahead the boundaries of latest applied sciences, be a part of the electrical revolution and play a job in a venture that may make a huge effect on sustainability and local weather change,” Mr Lock stated. “Having began at Dyson over 20 years in the past, I used to be privileged to expertise its rise to world recognition.
“That very same power is right here at Artemis Applied sciences – there’s nowhere else on the planet this near the vanguard of advancing marine know-how.”
Dr Iain Percy OBE, the chief govt of Artemis Applied sciences, stated Simon Lock was reflective of the ambition of the corporate.
“As we proceed to try to ship actual innovation by means of distinctive options and merchandise, Simon’s arrival is a real reflection of the calibre of labor we want to obtain right here at Artemis Applied sciences. “Having labored throughout a plethora of tasks and merchandise Simon’s wealth of information, experience, aptitude and reputability will help our programme to develop a brand new class of zero-emission excessive velocity vessels of the longer term whereas aiding the creation of a high-tech maritime innovation hub proper right here in Northern Eire.”