After obtaining a degree in Chemistry, Richard joined Oxford Cryosystems in 1994 with the aim of developing an in-house sales and marketing function as well as setting up direct sales and export processes. During this time, Richard also provided technical sales training and support for end-users as well as OEMs and distributors based in the US, Europe, the Far East and Australasia.
In September 2002, Richard took over the role of Managing Director. He has overseen the introduction of a range of new products including the Cobra, 800 Series Cryostream Cooler, and Desktop Cooler. He was also responsible for acquiring the Gifford-McMahon Cryocooler business to add to the company’s product portfolio. In 2010, Richard fronted a team acquiring Oxford Cryosystems where he remained one of the major shareholders until the company’s sale to Judges Scientific plc.