Dr Philip Harrison is an innovator with c.40 years experience in materials, R&D, technical sales & marketing roles; he is a qualified metallurgist, a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. Dr Harrison has a broad base of experience in a number of industry sectors in both technical and commercial roles as well as experience working with a number of Universities. His technical roles have included problem-solving for production processes, research and development of new products, and generating new processing routes for novel materials. Commercial roles have included international sales management for products destined mainly for the electronics and aerospace sectors.
Dr Harrison has produced five patents through his working life in fields as disparate as Medical Devices, Ballistics and Surface Finishing. His most recent patent is the basis for the technology platform developed by SofMat Ltd for use in the anti-counterfeit/brand protection field. Previously he has built one company involved in surface engineering (AlMatt Ltd) that sold in 2006 and helped to build another, based upon his IP, involved in recycled abrasives (Vibraglaz UK Ltd).
Dr Harrison is currently focused full-time working within SofMat Ltd as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer.