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About our ultra-low emissions experts

At CTEC, our company has already started planning for tomorrow, today. It's easy to just talk about our industry leading solutions, but we believe it's better if you know a bit about the ultra-low emissions experts behind the business. Meet our team below or get in touch to discuss how our gasification systems could help you reduce your emissions using waste streams.

CTEC Board of Directors

Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer

Mike Burns

Mike Burns
  • Mechanical Engineer. 

  • Recognised expert in thermodynamics.

  • Held senior management roles with multinational automotive and engineering firms.

  • Undertaken a range of engine and chassis product engineering design projects for clients including Ford, Volvo and Fiat. 

  • Chief Engineer for Daewoo European Technical Centre.

  • Since 2010 has assembled a team of experienced engineers with specific thermodynamic engineering design and manufacturing expertise to deliver his proprietary designs of next generation Heat Recovery systems. 

Finance Director

Guy Lindup

Guy Lindup
  • Held senior finance & purchasing roles including Daewoo Motor Company & Newell Rubbermaid.

  • Graduate from Greenwich University, BA Hons Economics and Accounting.

  • MBA from Brighton University.

Non-Exec Director

Peter Tahany

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  • City Solicitor, experienced non-exec, >25 years investing in and working with early stage companies.

  • Focus on disruptive, renewable and sustainable technologies.

  • Corporate financier advising growth technology businesses in the development and execution of strategic objectives.

  • Experienced in delivering significant shareholder exit returns.


Jim Mason

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  • Career automotive engineer.

  • Held senior management positions in the industry covering both technical and strategic areas:

  • Engineering Director, Leyland Trucks

  • Technical Director for Pegaso Trucks and Buses

  • MD of Daewoo European Technical Centre

Non-Exec Director

Rob Merriman

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  • Successful business angel experienced in the clean tech sector.

  • Previously MD for a top tier investment bank with net revenues of £1.35 bn

  • Built a £250 million net revenue global business from scratch. 

  • Qualified accountant. 

Senior CTEC team members

Chief Build Engineer

Chris Burns

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Chris has 11 years direct experience in heat recovery  techniques, analytical research and testing. He also has a full  understanding of Steam processes and the development of steam components specifically aimed at heat recovery. Responsible for the construction of CTEC’s Control system and  related control based algorithms to manage thermal power outputs and the conversion of thermal energy into super heated steam to generate electricity. Chris has managed all our heat recovery and steam applications with direct influence on  engineering processes. He has experience in Computer  programming, tig welding, fabrication and CNC machining.

Chief Engineer

Paul Burns

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Paul has been a heat transfer and fluid management engineer  for the past 15 years after serving an apprenticeship in  mechanical engineering (Alfa Laval) he moved to automotive hybrid fuel technology R&D as a consultant with advanced knowledge in thermo dynamics and mechanical structures.  After graduating he furthered his career as a Product Design  Engineer in fluid handling for HMD PUMPS magnetic drive  technology and became a member of the Institute of  Mechanical Engineers. Paul is heavily involved in the design  and development of all heat recovery applications with full  management control of engineering decisions, CAD detailed  models and drawings including all future projects.

Strategic Partner

Amaury Bierent

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Amaury is a passionate entrepreneur and investor in the field of waste and water  management, pioneering the development & introduction of new technologies in  France and other markets for more than two decades.  He created Ovive 20 years  ago, to deal with leachate treatment and it has revenues over €30  million. Amaury has invested in and promoted a number of very successful green  start-ups: Lhyfe, Waga Energy and Optyma.  He graduated from HEI in France as a  Civil Engineer.

Control Engineer

Marco Cucinotta

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Marco graduated B Eng (Hons) in Electrical / Electronic Engineering (specialising in  Control) from Portsmouth University. His career spans senior engineering roles at  Daewoo and TWR Engineering Ltd. Technical Specialist with Menard Engineering UK  (F1 & NASCAR) and as Manager at Worthing Technical Centre for Ultramotive Ltd UK. Marco is responsible for Control system design & build  (HardSoftware). System testing, durability /safety. Data collection &  remote monitoring.

Combustion Expert

Jean Yves

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Jean graduated as a Chemical Engineer at the French major engineering school, "Agro  Paris Tech“. Jean spent over 40 years in chemical, energy, & environment projects, specialising for 30 years in waste activities, at SUEZ Group managing the engineering department for turnkey incineration plants with heat recovery. As Development director within Caisse des Depots Environment Pôle, he created its hazardous waste incineration activity. Jean Yves has an outstanding  industry profile for design, implementation, operation, & audits for all kind of thermal treatments.

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Let us help you produce power while cutting down on carbon

Speak to the ultra-low emissions experts at CTEC today.

01273 911204
07734 300266
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