Our Scientists and some of our management team are based at The Scottish Association for Marine Science just outside of Oban and others are home-based.  

If we’ve not had a chance to meet you yet, we do hope there will be an opportunity in the future, in the meantime, our profiles below will serve as a virtual introduction.

If you think CuanTec is the place for you to work, we’re always happy to receive CVs from people wanting to join our team.  You can email us at enquiries @ cuantec.com.

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Douglas Mundie, Executive Chairman

 

Douglas has 25 years’ experience in high-technology plastics film manufacturing and selling globally. On top of that he has had a number of leadership roles with interest in growing and developing companies. The combination of skills and knowledge learned throughout his career will benefit CuanTec enormously.

Working within CuanTec has given Douglas the opportunity to use his packaging expertise to replace plastics with a more planet-friendly alternative, which he said was just too tempting. 3 years later, he finds its extremely rewarding to see CuanTec’s cutting edge process becoming a reality and be building a great team of talented people who are all committed to the same purpose.

Tracy White, Head of Science

Tracy is a microbiologist who obtained her undergraduate degree through the University of the Highlands and Islands at the Scottish Association for Marine Science, and her PhD at Queen's University Belfast. She has several years' experience within the biotechnology sector and has worked with various commercial and industrial sectors. Tracy leads the microbiological aspects of the novel extraction process developed by CuanTec and is based at the European centre for Marine biotechnology, near Oban.
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Paula Duffy

Paula Duffy, Marketing Assistant

Paula has a Masters degree in Chemistry from the University of Strathclyde and after working in research labs in Cambridge, decided to move into a role based more on the more commercial aspects of science. Working for CuanTec presented itself as an opportunity to learn these skills and so much more. Paula says she enjoys working for CuanTec as she is able to be involved in many aspects of the business. “It’s a real chance to challenge myself and I have developed so many new skills, all whilst working for a company that is truly going to make a difference to the world”.

Christine Jesson, Senior Production Scientist

Christine is our Senior Production Scientist. She studied Applied Biotechnoloy at Undergraduate level and went on to do a Masters in Applied Drug Discovery. Her strong values and passion for improving the environment, along with the challenges of creating such an innovate product attracted her to CuanTec.  At CuanTec, Christine particularly enjoys working as part of a diverse and developing young time with highly motivated leadership. 
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Joseph Hannah, Lead Formulation Chemist

After studying for a PhD in Organic Chemistry at Imperial College, London, Joseph went to work in the both oil and gas and biotech industries, giving him 12 years’ experience in development of chemical products and formulations. He is now our Lead Formulation Chemist after the idea of creating alternatives to plastic attracted him to CuanTec. He now enjoys being able to work on different idea and having flexibility in his work to split between different tasks – as well as the fantastic team he works with.

April MacLeod, Administrator

April is CuanTec’s Administrator. As a science graduate of University of Glasgow, she went on to gain over 15 years’ experience in ISO accredited/non-accredited laboratories, working both practically and in office-based roles covering a range of business administration duties and accreditation maintenance. CuanTec were local to April, so when the administrator role was advertised, she was keen to apply for the company and now enjoys a varied role as part of the team that allows her to work flexibly around her family.

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Hannah Proctor, Laboratory Scientist (Microbiology)

Hannah is one of our Lab Scientists, specialising in microbiology having graduated from the University of Glasgow with an Honours degree in Microbiology. Aftering hearing about CuanTec during uni, she was impressed by the concept and applied so that she could use her knowledge from her degree and an internship and GSK to make a real difference to the world. She really enjoys being a part of a company at its early stages and watching it grow and learning so much from along the way.