About Us

Hybrisan is a team of advanced antimicrobial specialists, who engage in cutting-edge research and product development, in order to bring products to market for a range of medical, industrial and environmental applications. 

 

We have specialist engineers and microbiologists in fields such as nanotechnology, antimicrobials and biofouling, as well as being specialists in scale-up electrospinning, a unique technique for the fabrication of non-woven textiles, more information can be found on our services page.

 

Our team calculate, develop, and implement bespoke solutions to help decontaminate in an effective, eco-friendly, and most importantly, safe way. We work with our clients by understanding their needs and processes, which enables us to research, develop and commercialise bespoke products. We pride ourselves on not only developing and implementing our processes to the highest possible standard, but we also test and quality control all our products in-house and provide ongoing training and support.

Meet our Founders and Executive Team 

Being a small high technology company, the founders, executives, and employees have a strong personal connection and emotional investment in the success of Hybrisan.

 

We have built the company on a core set of values which help us to make decisions, interact with partners and clients, and employ the right people. We are excited by the potential opportunities to learn and work with likeminded partners as we grow and scale. 

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Dr Lee Bridgeman

Chief Executive Officer

Lee cofounded Hybrisan in 2013 and is responsible for setting the vision, executing the strategic direction, tending to finances, managing employees, the supply chain and networking at Hybrisan, while considering the needs of all the stakeholders. 

 

​Lee has a Doctorate in Materials Engineering supported by an honour’s degree in Physics, both obtained at Swansea University. After graduating in 2010, Lee joined the Marine Energy Research Group at Swansea University as an Industrial Liaison Officer and is a qualified marine surveyor. His role within the department was to interact with the convergence area business community to strengthen the Welsh marine sector with a view to economic expansion and jobs creation. In parallel, the function of the role was designed to assess/assist early-stage marine energy developers by device analysis and to provide documentary evidence on commercial feasibility.

Email: lee.bridgeman@hybrisan.com

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Dr Chris Mortimer

Chief Innovation and Technology Officer 

Chris is responsible for identifying, developing, and launching new products and services at Hybrisan. Alongside the team, Chris works on implementing new technology solutions that differentiate the company in the antimicrobial market, provide unique value to customers, and help build long-term relationships with customers.

Chris graduated from Swansea University in 2014 with a First-Class Honours Degree in Medical Engineering where he was awarded the IMechE Institutional Best Student and Institutional Best Project. He has since completed a PhD in the field of Nanotechnology, with a focus on the electrospinning process for the fabrication of nanomaterials. Chris is a specialist in electrospinning and the scale-up of processes from laboratory to industrial scale. His PhD studies focused on the manufacture of antimicrobial and anti-fouling materials, including fundamental research in the interaction of bacteria with electrospun nanostructures and how their properties can be exploited in anti-foulding applications. 

Email: chris.mortimer@hybrisan.com

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Kenneth Foard

Managing Director

Ken cofounded Hybrisan in 2013 and is responsible for the day-to-day operations and facilities management of the company. 

Ken has been in business for 45 years, starting out in 1973 as a full partner in a commercial boating services company offering charter and boating services. He started Baglan Builders in 1995 to serve blue chip customers with commercial property maintenance across industrial, retail and licenced premises. 

 

Ken was responsible for the design and construction of the Hybrisan office, laboratory, manufacturing, and warehouse facility.   

Email: ken.foard@hybrisan.com

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Mike Coombs

Chief Financial Officer 

In addition to his part-time strategic financial leadership role at Hybrisan, Mike also acts as consultant CFO at Nur Energie Ltd, a concentrated solar power (CSP) developer specialising in utility-scale projects in the Mediterranean.

 

Before joining Nur Energie in 2011 he spent the previous five years as Group CFO of Renewable Energy Systems Ltd (RES) an international wind power developer which saw annual sales revenue increase from £160m in 2006 to >£500m by 2010. Whilst at RES he sat on the boards of subsidiary companies which targeted investment opportunities in other renewable and low carbon technologies including biomass, geo-thermal, solar and sustainable building consultancy.


Before RES, Mike was Group Finance Director of Biwater an international water utility and construction group where he sat on the boards of Biwater Plc and Cascal BV, a JV with the Dutch power company Nuon.

Mike is a Chartered Accountant (FCMA, GCMA) with more than 15 years of senior board experience.

Email: mike.coombs@hybrisan.com

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Neil Reynolds 

Non-Executive Chairman 

Neil provides independent oversight and constructive challenge to the executive directors and gives advice on strategy, risk, and corporate governance.

Neil is an accomplished C-suite executive recognised for building high performing teams and delivering improved results and mega projects for some of the world’s leading Fortune 500 engineering and construction companies.

 

A Chartered Engineer (CEng), he also holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Civil Engineering from the University of South Wales, is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE) and is also a Chartered Companion of the Chartered Management Institute (CMgr CCMI) and a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv). Today Neil sits on several Boards in both the private and voluntarily sectors and is a STEM Ambassador.

Email: neil.reynolds@hybrisan.com