Who is Optimalis?
A brief background by David McTurk
Optimalis was founded in 2002 when I wanted to move back into the entrepreneurial, early-stage technology sector and focus on two key areas of interest – transition of new technologies into manufacturing and the building of high-calibre operations teams. Since then I have been involved in some amazing projects in a wide variety of exciting new technologies and have met and worked with some extraordinary people. I am often providing the services of Optimalis myself, but I have access to and have deployed specialist expertise from my wide network when required.
I love what I do and work hard while trying to have some fun along the way. Outside of Optimalis I am proud to be Chairman of JDRF UK, the medical research charity I have served at Board level since 2002. JDRF is dedicated to finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes and it is my honour and privilege to be part of them.
David at the opening of a manufacturing partner’s new factory in China, 2018.
David at a private meeting for JDRF in 10 Downing Street, 2019.
Where have we been active?
Operating broadly across technology manufacturing, we have worked in sectors as varied as contract manufacturing, surgical robotics development and battery manufacturing process engineering.
We have provided strong expertise in the management of operations and product development and in technical procurement and manufacturing engineering. We have wide international experience, particularly in China managing Contract Manufacturers, but also both technically and commercially in Japan, Korea, India, Australia and the US.
Manufacturing Operations in Asia
Identified, negotiated contracts with and managed Contract Manufacturing partners and suppliers in China, Japan and elsewhere for domestic heating controls, CATV modules, energy storage devices and chemicals.
Managed CEM operations in the UK and US.
Surgical Robotics Development
Managed surgical robotics developer as Interim CEO. Restructured team and rebuilt business plan. Raised VC funding and recruited new CEO.
Advised on restructure for management team of industrial electronics developer, including recruitment of new CEO.
Domestic Energy Monitoring
Built and managed new technology company for Tier 1 entrepreneur owner. Took the business to mass market volumes internationally. Conducted M&A process to divest and merge with a software development house to produce a first-to-market Smart Heating Control system.
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