The FMI Team
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Managing Director, FMI
Ian Thomas has over 30 years as a senior business professional. He started his career initially as a communications engineer within the telecoms industry before moving into international sales and marketing.
Ian is the Managing Director of Fatigue Management International which he founded in 2008 in order to develop and market the ASTiD driver fatigue technology. He is a certified Change Management practitioner as well as being Black Belt Six Sigma trained and is responsible for the overall strategy of FMI.
Technical Director, FMI
Jim is Technical Director for FMI but also holds a Research Fellowship position at the University of Liverpool’s Department of Electronics & Electrical Engineering. Jim has overall responsibility for the FMI technology strategy, development and R&D programmes.
Jim has several published papers to his credit and specialises in C/C++ languages and Java Embedded Systems as wells as PCB design and digital acquisition systems. He holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Electronics.
Systems Architect, FMI
Zain Sharaf graduated as Robotics Engineer from University of Liverpool. He joined the FMI team 4 years ago and now heads the design and development of new technologies at FMI.
He has skills in various fields including hardware and software programming, electronics, and computer vision. His most recent project was the development of ASTiD version 3.0, along side Jim Humphries.
Michael J Paul
Michael has been a part of the FMI layout for 2 years now. He graduated from the University of Liverpool with a degree in marketing in 2016. Since joining the team, Michael has led all marketing activity, in addition to working closely with Ian on commercial objectives. His previous roles have been recognised with national awards in marketing and advertising.
Martin spent nearly 30 years in the corporate world as a senior business analyst, manager and professional with British Telecom PLC before leaving to set up and run several of his own successful businesses over the last 10 years. His two areas of expertise and responsibility are organisational development and strategy implementation.
Dr. Paula Mitchell
Services Director, FMI
Paula is a registered psychologist with over 25 years’ experience specialising in sleep, fatigue and shift work. She has provided consulting services to a wide range of corporate, government and community organisations, undertaken leading scientific research, and operated a clinical practice for individuals experiencing sleeping problems.
Her expertise is centred around undertaking fatigue risk assessments, developing policy management and procedures and training. She has a degree in Psychology and Fatigue Sciences.
Mine GAP Applications Director
Maurizio is the Mine GAP architect and is responsible for designing and building the Mine GAP application and platform.
He has a degree in Computer Science and Engineering and ran his own software company for many years. He is very adept in all computer languages and specialises in C/C++ languages and Java Embedded Systems and Mobile applications.
Mine GAP Operations Director
Enrico specialises in the design and development of PCBs, digital acquisition systems, modelling and simulation of electronic circuits, physical layer of communication protocols, Wireless systems and micro-controllers.
He is proficient in front and back end software applications for data handling, data acquisition, Graphical User Interface (GUI) development and communication protocols. Enrico has a degree in Electrical Engineering & Electronics and is responsible for the operation of the MineGAP platform.
Operations Director, FMI
Bill is a Chinese national and has a degree in Computer Sciences and Applications. He has worked for IBM China holding positions of both senior software engineering manager and global technical support manager for their predictive analytics software division.
He is a very experienced project & resource manager specialising in project quality control and management, establishing optimization processes and evaluation mechanisms, quality control, resource management and planning.