Andrew Whitwell is the managing director of Labman Automation. Following a lifelong love of all things engineering and technology, Andrew took over Labman in 1998 and has since seen the company transform from a humble startup to a rapidly emerging leader in the field of automation. As well as running the company and sitting on the board of directors, Andrew takes an active role in many of the systems that Labman produces and is a keen advocate of the work/play ethos that Labman champions.
As Labman’s technical director, Ian is responsible for managing the specification, design, build, compliance and support of Labman’s automated laboratory systems and instrumentations. Ian is also responsible for Labman’s direction as a company day-to-day; including HR, project guidance and key customer accounts and sales. With a MEng in Mechatronics from Leeds University, Ian is experienced in instrumentation design and manufacture in both the laboratory and medical device field and is responsible for delivering products in line with EU directives with a detailed knowledge of the machinery, EMC, low voltage, medical device and IVDD directives.