42 Technology appoints four further consultants to meet growing client demand


42 Technology (42T) has appointed a further four new engineering and technology consultants to boost its existing in-house resources and to help meet increasing demand for its product design and development services.

Duncan Wales and Martin Knöbel join as mechanical engineers; and Ollie Cox and Tolga Aydemir as electronics engineers. The picture shows from left: Duncan, Ollie, Martin and Tolga.

42T has now added seven new full-time engineering positions since the start of the year and over the next few months is looking to hire additional, experienced product designers, mechanical engineers and physicists. This significant growth in staff numbers is a direct result of the consultancy’s efficient, cost-effective associates model which is proving particularly popular with clients in the current economic climate. This unique approach, combining 42T’s own in-house team of experienced project managers and implementers with specific skills drawn from associates and partner companies, is delivering year on year growth across the board; especially in medical diagnostics and industrial products, as well as continued successes in the food and drink sectors.

Duncan Wales and Martin Knöbel are both coming on board to help with conceptual and mechanical design projects for clients. Duncan has over 20 years’ experience covering a range of industries including automotive, food and pharmaceutical; he was project leader at Kango for the first ‘advanced anti-vibration system’ for industrial power tools; and is also a master luthier running the critically-acclaimed Organic Guitars [see www.organicguitars.co.uk].

Martin graduated from Cambridge University in June this year with a first in mechanical engineering and is a winner of multiple engineering and academic awards including: the 2010 Sir Williams Siemens Medal for academic achievement at University of Cambridge and first place in the 16th annual ‘EU Contest for Young Scientists’ in 2004. His industrial experience includes positions with BP, General Motors and Harman/Becker Automotive Systems GmbH.

Ollie Cox and Tolga Aydemir are joining the consultancy’s fast-growing electronics group. Before taking up his new 42T role, Ollie was director of Wild Insight developing highly automated, ruggedised underwater cameras and other monitoring equipment, which has given him unique skills in designing electronics for particularly challenging environments. In addition to his electronics track record, he has an MSc in materials science and technology which is proving invaluable in contributing towards many of 42T’s innovative product development projects.

Tolga brings almost 15 years of electronics hardware and software development experience into the consultancy, gained from industrial and research positions in Turkey and the UK. Before joining 42T, he was a principal hardware design engineer at Tubitak in Turkey working on a range of advanced technologies, and more recently lead the design of a new generation of smart electricity meters for the UK market at Itron.


The 42 Technology team of industry experienced physicists, engineers, industrial designers and analysts is expert at conceiving and developing novel products for efficient manufacture.

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