Senior expertise to provide essential leadership and talent for the design, development and manufacturing of breakthrough products

(San Diego, California and Melbourne, Australia – 29 November -2012)   Invetech, a global innovator in new product development and contract manufacturing for the biomedical, industrial, and consumer products markets, today announced the appointment of two senior professionals to the management team in the San Diego office to help strengthen customer engagement within the North America market.

Joining the team are Invetech veterans, Simon English, vice president and program manager, and Brian Hanrahan, program manager. 

Invetech is delighted to have two of our more experienced talents in San Diego.” said Colin White, Ph.D., president of Invetech. “The addition of Simon and Brian reinforces our commitment to the North American market. Their experience and expertise enhances our local development capabilities, which will help us to continue to deliver the exceptional outcomes our customers have come to expect.”

Simon English brings more than 25 years of technology consulting and product development expertise in both scientific and commercial applications. Since joining Invetech 14 years ago, he has managed a range of product developments in consumer, industrial and medical device categories working with start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Brian Hanrahan joins the San Diego team as program manager for instrument development projects. He has been with Invetech for more than 10 years, and spent much of this time as senior scientist within the Biomedical Instruments and Devices (BID) division. More recently Brian has focused on supporting the development of Invetech’s cell therapy automation offering. He holds a Bachelor’s in applied science. 

Simon English said, “Brian and I are excited to move to San Diego and work closely with some of the most dynamic companies in the world. The team here provides a strong foundation for our continued work helping develop market-changing products in biomedical, industrial, and consumer markets for companies across the U.S.”

Simon and Brian will attend CONNECT’s Most Innovative New Product (MIP) Awards next month, with Simon playing an active role as a Distinguished Judge. San Diego’s most prominent event for technology and life science innovation will take place Friday December 7 in La Jolla.


Invetech, 495 Blackburn Road, Mt Waverley (Melbourne) Vic 3149, Australia. Phone +613 9211 7782, Fax +613 9211 7703.

About Invetech:

Invetech has been creating breakthrough products and custom automation systems for more than 30 years. With more than 200 staff, and experience drawn from over 5,000 projects, Invetech delivers product design and development, contract manufacturing and custom automation services to a range of global market sectors including diagnostics, life sciences, medical devices, cleantech, industrial and consumer products. Operating out of locations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, our clients range from start-ups to multi-nationals.  For more information: