CEO Tim Telford

Tim Telford


Co-founder of Devtank established in 2014. Tim’s passion and motivation to bring disruptive test and measurement products to the market has been a driving force. Tim initially took up the position of technical director and was directly responsible for a number of Devtank’s early hardware developments including the HILTOP platform. In 2023 Tim was appointed as CEO following board level changes as a result of rapid growth.

Career History:

After graduating with a 1st Class Honours degree at the University of Leicester, Tim went onto to join Rolls Royce Aerospace in Derby for the first five years of his career and specialised in test and measurement solutions for electronic ground support and telemetry teams.

Tim went on to work for Newtons4th Ltd developing high performance power analysers before embarking on a series of freelance electronic design roles including Rolls Royce Nuclear.

Over the last 10 years, Tim has been instrumental in many high profile product solutions including Electric Vehicle chargers, both AC and Bi-directional Vehicle 2 Grid (V2G) technology.

Tim is an active Board member for OpenUK covering strategic decision making around Open Hardware at Government level and volunteers as a School Governor locally

Achievements & Awards:

In 2021 at the COP26 Sustainability Conference, Glasgow, Tim scooped an award for the HILTOP platform as best "Open Hardware". Tim also complete the nationwide "Help2Grow" management course in recent years.