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MassTech International Ltd’s founding directors include:

   

Eur Ing Professor R S Bridges CEng BSc(Eng)1st MSc MPhil MBA PhD

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Professor Bridges’ earlier experiences include the directorship of more than 30 companies, including time as technical director of Normond Instruments (tank gauge manufacturers) now owned by Veeder Root, and managing director of Micrelec Environmental Systems Ltd (environmental products and services to retail petroleum). He is credited with having introduced both precision tank testing and environmental sensors into Europe, representing a number of American systems. 

Following his own invention of hydrodynamics, a unique system of mass-based tank testing, he founded MassTech International Ltd in 1995 and has been serving the petrochemical industry around the world. He has worked in mechanical, electrical, civil, aeronautical and medical engineering fields and, as an inventor, has found this background especially useful as the business becomes increasing environmentally focused. His current patents include a product for detecting contamination of fuel, a range of products for triggering alarms in the presence of contamination and a means of testing vapour recovery systems without suspending sales.

  Professor Robert Bridges

Professor J W Bridges BSc PhD DSc DSc(hon)

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Prof Bridges is the Emeritus Professor of Toxicology and Environmental Health at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.  During his time at the University of Surrey he held the posts: the Director of the Robens Institute of Industrial and Environmental Health and Safety, Head of the European Institute of Health and Medical Sciences and Dean of Science.

Prof Bridges has been an expert advisor on human and environmental risk assessment to many organisations. He is presently the chair of the EU Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR). This committee provides advice to the European Commission on a wide range of issues from the impacts of nanotechnologies to biocide resistance. He also serves as a scientific expert for the European Food Safety Authority and DG-RESEARCH. Previously (1997-2003). He was the Chairman of the EU Scientific Committee of Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment (CSTEE) from 1997-2003.

He was a founder member and President of the British Toxicology Society and of the Federation of European Societies of Toxicology.

He is a Director of MassTech International and Chairman of the external Environmental Advisory Board of Shanks plc (an international waste management company).
Other consultancy work includes investigations of the health and environmental implications of spillages and land contamination and advice on safe and sustainable waste management practices.

MassTech International Ltd uses its own ideas plus ideas from its own clients and from its worldwide network of licensees to stimulate R&D. The resulting products and services are developed either internally or are subcontracted to a small number of expert specialist companies or individuals. Where appropriate, technologies are thoroughly tested to US EPA protocols by the well-known third party certification laboratory, Ken Wilcox and Associates and then scrutinised and listed by the National Work Group.

The sensors employed most commonly come from the European aerospace industry, whose manufacturers work with MassTech International staff in tailoring technologies to the peculiarities of the petrochemical industry.

   Professor James Bridges