Novosound appoints Dr Dave Hughes as new CEO

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Novosound appoints Dr Dave Hughes as new CEO

Dr Dave Hughes, Novosound’s Founding Director and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) has been appointed to the role of CEO. Hughes will take over from Richard Cooper who will continue at Novosound in the role of Executive Vice-Chairman. Together in 2018, Cooper and Hughes founded Novosound, the first spin-out company to emerge from the University of the West of Scotland (UWS).

Academic to CEO

Hughes holds a degree in Physics from the University of Glasgow, a Doctorate in Engineering from the University of Strathclyde and has over 12 years’ experience researching ultrasound for medical, dental and industrial applications. It was during his time as Research Fellow at UWS, where he invented Novosound’s core IP. In just two years, he has developed from an academic to a successful company director, overseeing the technical direction and vision of Novosound. Most recently, Hughes has been awarded a Visiting Professorship at UWS and has been named as Institute of Directors (IoD) Scotland’s Director of the Year 2020 in the Start-Up category.

Hughes commented:

“I am delighted to assume the position as CEO at Novosound. From Novosound’s early spin-out days to its commercialisation and the recent launch of our Advanced NDT product family ‘OCCAM Solutions’, it has been an incredible journey in a period of just over two years. I’m grateful to all the team who have helped to grow Novosound to the established, international business it is today. We have a really exciting future and together with our highly skilled team, I am looking forward to accelerating our plans for rapid growth and creating value for our customers and partners with our ground-breaking, innovative NDT products.

Hughes added:

“I would like to thank Richard for his contribution as CEO and we are delighted that he will continue as an Executive Director”.

Cooper said:

“It has been a privilege to serve as CEO of Novosound for the last two years,”

“I am proud of the achievements we have made, rapidly developing Novosound’s NDT products, and they would not have been possible without the collective efforts of our highly dedicated team”

“Novosound is well positioned for the future and it is the right time to welcome Dave as our CEO. Having worked closely with him since the company’s spin-out days, I have witnessed his incredible drive and commitment to Novosound. Under his leadership, the company will continue to drive innovation and advance customers’ NDT around the world.”