Cutitronics readies for 2020 product launch

By Deanna Utroske

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Cutitronics readies for 2020 product launch

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The Scotland-based med-tech company debuted its first beauty device to an industry audience at this year’s in-cosmetics global event in Paris. And looking ahead to 2020 when Cutitronics will see its white-label platform and devices hit the consumer market, the company has significantly expanded its executive team.

“I was thrilled with the response we got at In-Cosmetics Global Paris in April and Beauté Connectée in May, so I know our growing team will help us to introduce our product to more potential customers over the coming weeks and months,”​ Barry Hochfield, Cutitronics co-founder and current chair tells the press.

But it’s not just company pride and tradeshow feedback that has the new beauty tech developer optimistic about the upcoming launch. Multinational specialty chemical maker Croda is a minority share holder of Cutitronics, having already invested twice.

Croda first invested in Cutitronics in mid-2017, as Cosmetics Design reported​. And the company made a second investment at the start of 2019. “We believe that a novel device such a CutiTron, and the wealth of data around skin care routines and consumer behavior it will provide, will be invaluable for un in creating innovative, sustainable next generation ingredients for the personal care industry,” ​Sandra Breene, Croda’s president of personal care in North America, remarked at the time. Read more here on Cosmetics Design.

Team building

This year, Cutitronics has added 7 people to its team and more hires are likely in the coming months as the company prepares for growth. “Building our talented team at Cutitronics has been equally as exciting as creating our disruptive technology,” ​says Dr David Heath, co-founder and chief executive at Cutitronics, in this week’s media release.

And Heath goes on to say that, “We’ve worked hard to find the best recruits for our company, including Isi Osagie, who led a project for Rolls-Royce using the Sigma Six techniques for improving processes; Angus Blackford, who joins from London-listed temporary power supplier Aggreko; and Stephen McSpadden, who brings 24 years of technical expertise with smart cards, security software and anti-counterfeit technologies to drive our product development to the next level.”

“Together with their new colleagues on the management and operations side of the company, they will help us to further develop our extensive suite of patented CutiTron technologies,” ​notes Heath. Those new colleagues comprise Helen Dow, Cutitroincs business office manager; Nicola Jeacocke, who’s leading business development and marketing for the company; Kevin Kelly, as development and operations engineer; and Ignatio Rubio Gomez, as embedded software engineer.

“Technology companies need clever ideas, but they also need talented staff to turn those ideas into reality,” ​believes Hochfield; and “growing our team is an important step towards our CutiTron technology making its debut next year.”



Deanna Utroske, Editor, covers beauty business news in the Americas region and publishes the weekly Indie Beauty Profile column, showcasing the inspiring work of entrepreneurs and innovative brands.

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