Applied Photophysics has appointed Stuart Wood as Operations Director and Jason McClounan as Finance Manager and Company Secretary. Stuart has over 20 years of experience in a variety of senior operations roles, consultancy, production and engineering. He was previously Head of Business Excellence at Oxford Instruments where he led the development and implementation of a continuous improvement programme throughout Europe, Asia and North America. Stuart was also recognized in the ‘Lean Top 25’ report, which celebrates outstanding individuals in lean and continuous improvement. Jason brings over 15 years’ experience, from transactional accounting to leading a team of accountants within an operational finance function. He has a wealth of knowledge of working within PLCs and LTD companies during mergers, acquisitions and other periods of substantial growth.