Peter Dearman – Inventor
Sitting on the sofa in a living room strewn with equipment and components, Peter does recall the idea of a liquid nitrogen engine first came to him in the first oil crises of the early 70s.
But as the oil crises faded, he consigned the plans to the back of his workbench and moved on to other projects. An archetypal British ‘garden shed’ inventor, he developed several successful devices, including a lightweight and efficient ‘kiss of life’ machine, now used routinely by paramedics to help save patients’ lives with oxygen. In the early 2000s, as the oil price started to climb, Peter dusted off his old blueprint, and built the prototype.
Toby Peters – Founding Director / CEO
Multiple award-winning veteran of the UK’s social and sustainability agendas. Co-founder of Highview Power Storage which won the 2011 Engineer’s Technology and Innovation Awards Grand Prix and Rushlight Award for its utility-scale liquid-air energy-storage system (co-inventor with University of Leeds).
Jeremy North – Founding Director / CFO and Commercial Development
Having qualified as a chartered accountant, in the early nineties was CFO of one of the UK’s most successful publishing houses (IPO’d in 1991). Since then, CFO and business development roles across a broad spectrum of businesses, including multi-million dollar starts-ups in US, Europe and Asia.
Michael Ayres – COO
Michael Ayres joined Toby Peters at Highview Power Storage in 2004, having read economics at LSE and worked as a researcher within the LibDem Parliamentary Energy team. He spent four years with Highview on economic modelling and technology development before a quick year out to scuba dive his way round the world. He joined back up with Toby in 2011 to develop and launch the Dearman Engine.
Dr Henry Clarke – Associate, Technology Development
Having completed a four year PhD at Queen Mary University of London researching the Dearman Engine, Dr Henry Clark joined the company in Autumn last year bringing a unique mix of scientific knowledge and practical understanding of the technology and its potential.