Tube Tech International is delighted to announce Derek Sumsion as its new Research & Development Manager. Derek will be a familiar face at the company, having been the in-house R&D manager for Tube Tech from 2010 to 2014.
Derek re-joins Tube Tech from next generation sequencing specialists DNAe, where he helped lead the 50 million-dollar PISCES Project.
During his previous tenure with Tube Tech, Derek was the Technical Manager of the multi-award-winning CleanEX project, a method for on-line cleaning of heat exchangers to significantly increase energy efficiency in the oil, gas, power and chemical process sectors.
Since then, Derek’s career has gone from strength to strength, as he first became lead engineer at technology company Dearman Engine Ltd, to help with the running of the IDP8 Innovate project, before taking over the project following his promotion to Head of Programme & Partnerships. During his time in the role, Derek delivered key projects and helped the company secure an APC5 grant.
Derek’s next step was The Pathogen Identification from Specimen, via Capture Extraction and Sequencing (PISCES) Project, where he became the Programme Manager on the cutting-edge development working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Government Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA).
Derek’s exceptional experience and passion for delivery through design engineering makes him a valuable asset to the Tube Tech International team, and we welcome his return.