After nearly three years, Nick Hopkins is stepping down from his position as a key member of the leadership team behind the success at Transense Technologies. Based in the U.K., Transense develops, manufactures, and licenses advanced Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) wireless and passive sensor systems. The patented technology is trusted by numerous top companies to accurately measure mission-critical parameters.
However, Hopkins' time with the company has come to an end, with him recently agreeing to depart from his current Chief Operating Officer role. Accordingly, he will exit the company at the end of April 2023, following a period of garden leave.
Hopkins joined Transense in April 2020. He first served as Managing Director before stepping up into his COO role in December 2021. During his time with the company, he was responsible for the transition of the Surface Acoustic Wave from a science-led technology developer into a commercially driven business unit. Known for his business acumen, he was also instrumental in building senior customer relationships, engineering capabilities, and operational capabilities for Transense. This includes leading three major agreements for the business in as many years.
Nigel Rogers, Transense's Executive Chair, said this of Hopkins' impending departure: “I would like to thank Nick for his commitment and professionalism in placing our SAW business segment on a great platform for future success and wish him well for the future.”
Hopkins, who has a proven track record in high tech, manufacturing, commercial, and IPR management, most recently served as Group Managing Director for South Midlands Communications Group, a leading manufacturer of specialist masts and antennas in the U.K. and U.S.
Earlier, he began his career in the British Army, where he served as a commissioned royal engineer, Army air corps officer, and a helicopter pilot. After spending several years at Sensor Technology, Hopkins moved over to the U.K. Ministry of Defense, where he spent more than six years as a project officer. In this role, he was a military advisor to DSTL for research projects; passed APMP and MOR qualifications; and led a customer-supporting Apache Helicopter Project Team with a PFI contract responsible for the efficient delivery within budgets of the British Army's Apache aircrew, engineering, and ground crew training.
In 2001, Hopkins received his MBA from The Open University Business School, located in England.