Meet our team
The key to our success is our people, who pride themselves on harnessing advanced technologies; creating cameras of the highest quality and helping their customers take advantage of these products.
Meet some of the people who work at Odos Imaging
Chris co-founded Odos Imaging with Bob Pettigrew in late 2010, having been recruited by the Siemens Technology Accelerator to help commercialize novel time-of-flight technology. An experienced industrial technologist, Chris specialises in taking early stage technology through development to commercial products.
Chris was previously the Chief Scientist at Edinburgh based start-up MicroEmissive Displays, which floated on the AIM, London. He has held positions at Scottish start-up Forth Dimension Displays, as well as being involved in spin-out activities at the University of St Andrews and the Technische Universitat, Berlin. He has over twenty scientific publications, several patents, and holds a 1st class degree and Ph.D. from Imperial College London.
When not attending to Odos business, Chris can often be found running around Edinburgh in practice for the annual marathon or being walked at the beach by his newly acquired dog, Daisy the cocker spaniel. Chris is also an enthusiast of all forms of patisserie, and has been known to claim that his homemade lemon tart represents the pinnacle of the craft.
Chris is unable to reverse park a car, either with or without assistance.
Ritchie has over 20 years of experience in Sales and Business Development in high technology industries, coupled with a background in electronics engineering. He joined Odos Imaging after being responsible for Business Development at successful Scottish SME, Clyde Space. Previously, Ritchie worked for ON Semiconductor and Philips Semiconductor where he grew revenues at blue chip accounts both directly and indirectly through distributors and channel partners.
Ritchie started his career as a design engineer at GEC Plessey Semiconductors working on their video compression portfolio. Ritchie has an honours degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.
One of the few Scots in the otherwise mainly international Odos team, Ritchie fits most stereotypes associated with the nationality : a passion for golf, a penchant for a dram and a diet that could be better – largely fuelled by a firm enjoyment for cooking.
Ritchie remains the go-to resource in the company for anything to do with spreadsheets. And The Stone Roses.
Claim to fame
Ritchie once sat beside Dick Advocaat (famous football manager) on a flight from Amsterdam to Glasgow. Ritchie knows nothing about football, therefore they chatted about Dutch sandwiches and cars.
An expert in image sensors and digital processing, Chris was previously with Swiss SME Photonfocus where he was responsible for CMOS image sensor activities as Sector Head. Prior to joining Photonfocus, Chris was principal IC designer on an EU Framework 5 project based at Philips Research, Eindhoven.
Chris has several journal publications and a track record of first-time-right designs in the fields of computer arithmetic, digital signal processing and image sensing and holds an honours degree in Microelectronics and Software Engineering from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
As a technology enthusiast in a technology company, working at Odos allows Chris to indulge some of his hobbies and call it `work’. His non-technical hobbies include hiking, cycling, skiing, and running, some more successfully than others, although more successfully when there is the promise of warm British beer after – or indeed during – the event.
Chris suffers from mild leguminophobia.
Claim to fame
Chris used to hold the record for the smallest executable animated plasma fractal program on a PC, at 335 bytes. He should probably have gone out more.
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