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DAVE HOWELLS

Business Development Director

Dave is results driven and strategy focused and leads all business development activity at PrOXisense.  He has over 25 years’ experience across Europe and the US working with aerospace, defence and power companies from OEMs to start-ups and understands the importance of building strong client relationships.

Dave has a proven track record of identifying, developing and exploiting new technology and generating long-term profitable and sustainable business growth. Dave was instrumental in the inception of PrOXisense and securing private equity investors.

Previously Dave held senior roles with global defence technology company QinetiQ, including Group Business Director of Aerospace and New Technology Business.

Dave spent time in NATO, Munich on the Eurofighter Typhoon programme and with QinetiQ in Seattle, USA as the Boeing Account Director for the Air Systems Division providing technology solutions for the 787 programme.

Prior to QinetiQ, Dave spent 19 years in a variety of engineering R&D roles with the Royal Aircraft Establishment latterly becoming the Defence Evaluation & Research Agency (DERA), Farnborough working across a broad range of aerospace technology areas ranging from Gas Turbine Research to composite airframe qualification.

He holds a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Surrey and has completed management programmes in high value selling, project management, strategic sales, and bid management as well as technical programmes covering aircraft and engine construction.

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