Bob Bates is the founder of Katelan Consulting. He is an experienced Technology and General Manager with over 25 years employment at Senior Management level in the high tech Consumer Electronics and Professional Instrument industries. He now applies this business and technology leadership experience to support large and small companies to improve their New Product Creation from Concept through to Market launch.
Companies worked for include: Philips Research Laboratories, ATI Unicam, Thermo Electron, Philips Consumer Electronics and Philips Applied Technologies. Roles included Research & Development Management, Engineering Management, and Managing Director.
Possessing a wide range of experience in Product Development, Manufacturing, Business Development, Technology Leadership and Project Management with strong Financial/Commercial acumen, Bob has managed by successful introduction and management of culture & organisation change, team building accompanying innovation, product creation, problem solving and new business development.
Bob is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the IET and has a BSc and PhD in Electronics.