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Peter Rayson

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Peter T. Rayson is an experienced industry executive who provides leadership and business acumen for Telocyte.

Born in 1951 in Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK, Peter Rayson left home at the age of 16 to take up a Drawing Office Apprenticeship with Rolls-Royce Aerospace, Derby, UK. He graduated magna cum laude B.Eng (Hons) Mechanical Sciences from the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology (UWIST) and received an M.Sc in Manufacturing Technology from the Victoria University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 1982.

His early professional career saw management positions in Bridgeport Machines Inc. and RHP Bearings Ltd for design and development of special purpose machine tools for the automotive and aerospace industry. Whilst at UMIST he became one of the UK’s first Teaching Company Associates, working with Platt Saco Lowell a large textile machinery manufacturer on Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) Systems.

Subsequently he became Principal Lecturer at Trent Polytechnic (Nottingham Trent University) teaching undergraduates and post-graduates in mechanical engineering and advanced design and manufacturing systems. He then returned to the commercial arena as a CAD/CAM Technical Consultant for McDonnell Douglas Information Systems (MDILS), St Louis, Missouri based in UK working with many of UK’s leading industry companies to implement advanced design and manufacturing systems.

Following the takeover of MDILS by EDS he was recruited by ComputerVision Inc., Boston, Mass; a global CAD/CAM vendor, to lead as their VP Aerospace Operations business in Europe. During this period he worked closely with the Directors of Rolls-Royce Aerospace to facilitate their transition to large-scale computer-aided design for the TRENT 800 engine program and support digital collaboration with Boeing on their 777 aircraft program. During this time significant technical capability was developed by ComputerVision to enable full Electronic Product Definition (EPD) of large complex engineering products.

This led to him working with Airbus Directors in Bristol, Toulouse, Hamburg and Madrid leading to the establishment of the Airbus Concurrent Engineering (ACE) facility in Toulouse to define the computer-aided design systems for the A320 aircraft program and the development of web enabled data management that is now known as Product Lifecycle Management Systems (PLMS). On the takeover of ComputerVision Inc. by PTC Inc., he became their SVP of Industry Marketing.

On returning to academe in 2000; he became a senior fellow at the University of Warwick, Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) working on the Ford Premium Vehicle Program, subsequently Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). He was then asked to become Associate Director of the Technology Innovation Centre (TIC), a subsidiary of Birmingham City University, UK working with JCB, Rolls-Royce, SAP and CISCO. He stepped down in 2011 to provide care for his mother who had vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Michael Fossel, MD, PhD

    Founder, President

  • Mark Hodges

    Chief Operating Officer (COO)

  • Russell Swerdlow, MD

    Director of Alzheimer's Diease Center. Professor of Neurology, University of Kansas

  • Suzanne Hendrix, PhD

    President, Pentara Corporation Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Mimoun Azzouz, PhD

    Chair Translational Neuroscience University of Sheffield, UK

  • Joseph Araujo, PhD

    CEO and President, InterVivo Solutions

  • Zaven Khachaturian, PhD

    President PAD2020