Our People

Our People

Dr. Donald Pooke

Dr. Donald Pooke

Chief Technical Officer

Donald is Chief Techinical Officer of HTS-110, with responsibilities for technical leadership and key product development and innovation. He also works closely with Tye on the sales function.

Donald was a founder of HTS-110, a role which he developed from a strong technical platform of over 15 years of HTS R&D in the government research enterprise Industrial Research Ltd (IRL). From 2008 to 2012 he was also CEO of HTS-110, overseeing the establishment of key product lines and partnerships, and attracting investment from SCOTT® Technology for the next stage of growth.

Simon Gibson

Simon Gibson

Production Manager

In his role as Production Manager for HTS-110, Simon is responsible for overseeing the procurement and manufacture of components in addition to assembly and the testing and shipping of HTS magnet systems and other related components built at HTS-110.

Simon started as an engineering cadet at New Zealand Railways and once qualified he went to work for the Government Physics and Engineering Laboratory mechanical design office. He then moved into the world-renowned IRL Superconductivity research group and gained a wealth of experience working there for 15 years before becoming a part of the founding team of HTS-110 Ltd in 2004.

Vadim Chamritski

Vadim Chamritski

CPEng, MIPENZ, Senior Design Engineer – Mechanical

Vadim spent 4 years at IRL as a Research Engineer working on HTS R&D and has been working with HTS-110 since its founding. He is responsible for transfer of magnetic design concepts into the mechanical design of HTS-110 products, having produced the majority of the company's designs and establishing guidelines for the new products.

He has more than 25 years' experience as a design engineer working on ideas transfer from R&D into working products.

Vadim graduated from Moscow State Technical University as a Specialist in Mechanical Design Engineering and followed with a Diploma in Applied Science from Victoria University of Wellington.