The company was formed in the South West of England by investors with security, business and technology experience, to establish the potential of the Crystal Chip® concept and bring the technology to the market. It was later joined by several serial entrepreneurs and investors who have brought the company to commercial launch.
AlphaFox Systems has now reached the stage where it seeks further technology and applications partners to extend the commercialisation of its innovative range of Crystal Chip® brand protection and anti-counterfeiting products and its Crystal Key™ personal electronic ID (e-ID) technology.
Bill Knight - Chairman
Ex Royal Navy Commander (Weapons Engineer). Then became an Engineering Project Management specialist with British Aerospace, etc. Later set up BK Management as a technology commercialization consultancy which resulted in him joining the AlphaFox team.
Dr Keith Barfoot - Technical Director
BSc (Hons) in Physics from the University of Liverpool, MSc and PhD from Surrey. Specialist in sensors and instrumentation. Significant experience in product development and technical collaboration, having worked in UK, Belgium and Canada. Strong links with university and industrial groups. Circa 50 publications. Technical Team Leader of the Crystal Chip® project. Founder of product development company, Staplethorne Ltd.
Peter Hutcheson - Finance Director and Company Secretary
Peter has an MA in Engineering from Cambridge and an MBA from Manchester Business School. He worked for several years in the South African mining industry. He is Managing Director of Xtra-Sense Ltd, a growing spin off company from Staplethorne Ltd, which designs and manufactures specialist security products for the Banking, Museum and Retail sectors.
AlphaFox Systems Ltd is expanding and welcomes interest from security technology professionals who feel they can contribute to our success.