Dec 15, 2020
December 15, 2020 – Cambridge, UK– Cambridge Touch Technologies Ltd (“CTT”, “Company”), the leading developer of advanced piezoelectric UltraTouch, is pleased to announce that Howard Ford has joined the company as Chairman of the Board. Howard brings over 30 years’ experience in technology companies operating from the US, UK and France. He is currently Chairman of Datapath Ltd and was previously Chairman of Pyreos Ltd, Displaydata Ltd, Light Blue Optics Ltd, Cambridge Semiconductor Ltd, Filtronic plc and Varioptic.
CTT’s unique piezoelectric UltraTouch technology enables product designers and providers of ubiquitous capacitive touch systems to bring compelling new solutions to market. With growing customer demand and a robust pipeline of diverse opportunities, CTT’s UltraTouch will provide a new level of useful and intuitive interactivity to devices compared to today’s conventional experience. Beginning with our launch customers in the consumer electronics, automotive and industrial markets, CTT’s piezoelectric UltraTouch is expected to be introduced in next-generation products in the near future. In support of this, it is timely that Howard has joined to help lead the Company through this next phase of growth.
Commenting on the new appointment, Corbin Church, CEO, said: “After a careful search we are delighted that Howard has agreed to join us as chairman. He brings an outstanding track record and reputation in establishing new technologies. His track record, especially within the VC and PE sectors, of guiding start-ups to sustained growth is an invaluable asset in leading our company to capitalise on recent performance.”
Howard Ford commented: “I’m delighted to succeed at the helm of this globally unique business. It has already proven its technology enjoys strong customer interest due to a unique combination of features and benefits for manufacturers and end-users alike, and has built a strong brand within the capacitive touch markets. CTT’s innovative design and software makes for easy integration of its technology and the Company has the opportunity to use that unique technology to drive a new wave of capacitive systems growth. I’m excited to join the team and look forward to using my experience to help Cambridge Touch Technologies accelerate its growth.”
Church went on to say: “At the same time, we are grateful to our previous Chairman Paul Goodridge for his contributions and dedication to the Company. Under his guidance, CTT has achieved a clear ambition and an opportunity of transformational deals. Paul leaves the company with a much stronger foundation for further success, and we look forward to staying in touch in the future.”