Our company

Spiro Control is an agile technology firm with vast expertise in process optimisation and process control. The company has built a strong reputation for building technology that is easy for customers to use and maintain, yet delivers a robust solution capable of tackling the most complex applications. Our continuous investment in R&D helps us to stay innovative and to stand out from our competitors.

Our people

Our team is made up of expert process control engineers, skilled developers, visionary business development people and everything in between.

Dr. Patrick Thorpe

Managing Director

Patrick has a career that spans more than 25 years working in industrial process control. He has specialist knowledge in the application of advanced process control to ethylene production and gas processing. He has also worked in a diverse range of industries including food, mining, energy, chemicals and polymers.

Patrick trained as an application engineer with Exxon Chemical before moving to Predictive Control where he was involved in product development and application. Foxboro subsequently acquired Predictive Control’s technology and he led the integration with Foxboro’s distributed control system. He has also worked as an advisor with Aspen Technology.

Prior to founding Spiro Control, Patrick co-founded Aptitude, a technology leader in advanced process control. In the role of operations director, he built a team of engineers located in the UK and India, leading the development of a commercial system identification software. Patrick holds a PhD in Chemical Engineer from Loughborough University.

Shabroz Gill

Lead Developer

Shabroz holds a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, one of the most elite and prestigious universities in India. He has been working in the field of process modelling and control since 2006.

Shabroz has developed algorithms and software to support numerous aspects of control engineering. Most significantly he has led projects on automatic tuning of PID controllers, model identification of industrial processes and model predictive control algorithms. He is a named author on three publications about automation and control.

Shabroz has extensive programming experience in C++, C#, Python, IEC 61131-3 programming languages and Matlab. He also has detailed knowledge of communication protocols including OPC and MODBUS. He has built two commercial software products from conception to commercialisation, including research, architecture, object oriented implementation, unit testing, profiling and support of the software.

Daniel Thorpe

Business Development and Marketing Director

Daniel is responsible for the development of strategic alliances, channel sales and market development. He has a proven track record in leading business development, corporate development and channel sales initiatives for leading technology organisations. He has also served as Business Intelligence Manager for AS Monaco FC where he was tasked with developing and executing their marketing strategy. Daniel holds a BSc in Economics from Bath University and a Graduate Diploma in Law from BPP Law School.

A.A. Abdulkadir

Advanced Process Control Consultant

Abdulkadir supports the development team. He has five years of industrial control experience and holds an MSc. in Advanced Process Control from Petronas University of Technology. He has experience with Advanced Process Control implementation for Cryogenic Processes such as LNG, as well as testing Advanced Process Control algorithms. He has worked in testing and training for offshore subsea control systems, and has a robotics and automation academic background.

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Careers

It’s nice when you can feel good about the job you do and feel that you are part of something important. We see big changes occurring in the world of process control in the not too distant future and our ambition is to be a major force in leading this change. So, by joining Spiro Control, you will not only be crucial to shaping the future of our business, but we believe you will also play a significant role in changing the industry as a whole.

We are rapidly expanding and, as we grow, we’re determined to build an environment that attracts the best process control, data scientists and software development professionals by offering an environment that supports and nurtures creativity and innovation.

Keen to join us? Email your CV to careers@spirocontrol.com and state in the subject line the role for which you would like to be considered.

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