Zak Mir talks with David Smith about his new appointment and he talks about the background of the business.
On 6th August 2018, Flying Brands Limited announces the appointment of Mr. David W.J. Smith as Chief Operating Officer and CEO of the group’s two operating businesses, StoneChecker Software and Imaging Biometrics.
David has a 30-year history of successfully building life sciences businesses in Europe and the United States, including Biocompatibles plc where he initiated the ophthalmology and cardiology businesses in a period that saw their sales grow from zero to over £40m pa, business development for Carl Zeiss in which he reinvigorated their mature ophthalmology capital equipment business to grow more than 15% pa resulting in sales in excess of £150m.
In addition, the foundation of California based Tenaxis Medical, where having raised $22m from investors David led the company through product development, built a strong operating team, achieved regulatory approvals and secured the company’s first sales. Tenaxis Medical was sold for $178m in 2014.
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