Francis, 57, comes from the consumer electronics industry, most recently as CEO at P2i. Over the past eight years, he and his team built P2i from pre-revenue technology start-up to dominant global player in its sector.
Aston EyeTech is a technology spin out from Aston University’s Bio-medical Engineering and Optometry Departments, and has developed a range of highly portable ophthalmic instrumentation which is integrated with the Company’s proprietary diagnostic support software platform.
Commenting on his appointment, Francis said: “Aston EyeTech is revolutionizing the eye care ecosystem, and in the next few years will fundamentally change the way that ocular healthcare is delivered around the globe. AET has the right ingredients - game changing technology, supportive investors, and a great team – all aimed at disrupting the face of 21st century ophthalmology. I am honored to be a part of this journey”.
AET Chairman John Handley said: “We are delighted to have a leader of Carl’s calibre take Aston EyeTech into the future. We welcome the experience, energy and vision that he brings”.
Based in Birmingham, Aston EyeTech was established in 2013, and is backed by Mercia Technologies, Aston University, and Finance Birmingham. The Company is planning on launching its Series A funding round mid-2017.
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