Beauty-tech firm Cutitronics has announced the expansion of its team with four new hires ahead of its global product launch.
The University of Strathclyde spin-out has bolstered its in-house capabilities by recruiting engineers from some of Scotland’s most innovative sectors, including the space industry.
Cutitronics’ additional specialists will further refine the company’s ground-breaking technology, which includes a suite of digital device-led platform technologies and an accompanying mobile app. The system allows consumers to analyze their skin in real-time and achieve their desired skin care results.
These new team members will fill highly technical roles created to support the company’s ambitious growth aspirations and future-proof the technology. They will bring the total headcount of the company, since its inception in 2014, to 19.
The firm’s technology will be white-labelled to the health and wellness industry, allowing brands to connect directly with the customer to offer personalized advice based on the individual’s unique skin care requirements in real time. It also has the potential to dispense the precise amount of skincare product required by the customer at that exact moment.
New appointments are:
- Ignacio Rubio Gomez - embedded software engineer
- Daniel Lennon - senior mechanical project engineer
- Sarah Shields - mechanical project engineer
- Jim Doyle - senior electronics design engineer
Cutitronics has also appointed two temporary contractors to strengthen the development of the technology. Eduardo Goncalves joins as embedded software programmer and Gordon Irvine joins as supply chain consultant.
“In my previous role in Scotland’s space industry, I worked on satellites that are currently in orbit,” Daniel Lennon, senior mechanical project engineer, said. “It was vital that these small and complex devices were extremely robust, and worked [the] first time. No one was available to make repairs in space!”
Lennon continued, “I want to transfer that same level of precision to my role at Cutitronics, ensuring that this incredibly intelligent technology is extremely user friendly, works faultlessly and feels well designed.”
“This is a pivotal time in our development as we continue to break technological barriers every day,” David Heath, Ph.D., co-founder and CEO of Cutitronics, said. “Our new team members will play a significant role in shaping our products and top-line user experience.”
Heath continued, “We are very proud to have brought together such an impressive team, hailing from a diverse range of backgrounds. Combining these many and varied skill sets has enabled us to develop something the world has never seen before. We believe our work will help to shape the future of the global beauty industry for the better.”