Our People & Facilities
Our highly experienced and skilled staff are ready to help you. We pride ourselves on the depth of our knowledge and speed of our response.
Our team has grown from 4 in 2014 to 28 in 2018. Our highly skilled engineers have decades of experience in the design and manufacture of laser processing equipment.
Our Management Team
Paul Taylor - CEO & Founder
Paul graduated from Oxford in 1993, receiving his Bachelors and PhD in physics. His PhD thesis was developing an optical atomic clock at the National Physical Laboratory, where he was responsible for developing the laser systems used to trap and probe a single atom of Ytterbium to act as the time reference in the next generation of atomic clocks.
Following his PhD and a stint as a research scientist, he ventured into industry, working in developing and building laser mastering equipment for the CD/DVD industry. In 2005 he was recruited by Spectrum Technologies to develop their range of laser cable marking systems for aerospace, which is where he was first exposed to the cable market and the technique of laser stripping.
Laser Wire Solutions was essentially founded to exploit the gap in the market for high-end laser stripping systems for medical device manufacture. Paul’s intentions were to design and manufacture bespoke machines that could be used to strip hair-fine wires and aerospace cables used in a range of technologically advanced products, such as microwave assemblies, pacemaker coils, medical devices and mobile phones.
Gary Knott - Operations & Engineering Manager
Gary is formerly a design engineer with diverse industry experience serving sectors including Automotive, Rail, Aerospace and more recently the Medical industry. During his latter medical career his work included designing and developing precision gas atmosphere chambers with high spec microscopy for IVF clinical trials during which time he witnessed first-hand oocyte maturation. From there, he diversified into designing, developing and validating manufacturing processes for precision single use medical devices.
With over 35 years' manufacturing know-how, Gary has extensive customer-facing skills and in-depth managerial experience in successfully delivering complex engineering projects and implementing operational excellence.
Away from the office Gary enjoys a diverse range of hobbies with a passion for off-road motorcycling.
Adrian Thomas - Regional Sales Manager
Adrian has substantial experience in sales and engineering processes which have been acquired over the past 35 years. Adrian has worked in defense, medical and telecommunications industries and for the past 20 years he has worked exclusively within the laser wire processing business, gaining extensive experience and knowledge along the way. He is qualified with a B.Eng (Hons) degree in Electronics and is a Chartered Professional Engineer.
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We operate from 12,000 sq ft across 3 buildings on a business park just north of Cardiff, the capital city of Wales in the UK. We have:
- 5,000 sq ft of fully equipped manufacturing shop floor where systems are assembled and tested.
- 2,000 sq ft of laboratory space where we undertake customers’ process development and contract manufacturing. A wide range of laser sources and systems are available on site to cover all wire insulation materials.
- A design and prototype workshop which includes numerous CAD stations and an experienced team of component and machine designers as well as laser physicists.
- Numerous offices and a fully equipped training room to host training events for both customers and sales reps.