William McLaughlin is managing director at CST Global and responsible for growing the company in worldwide, B-to-B and consumer-driven, photonics markets. Billy came from advanced, display platform start-up, SmartKem, where he was COO. He previously held Senior Executive and Board-level roles at semiconductor industry giants Motorola, Global Foundries and Teledyne e2v, as well as critical roles within industry start-up Silecs.
Billy’s 25 years of experience include operations, engineering, quality, research and technology, and global applications expertise. He has worked in the UK, Finland, Germany, USA, Singapore and Japan.
Brought up in Paisley, Billy studied Electronics and Electrical Engineering at Glasgow University. He is an accredited LSS Master Black Belt and a consultant in Quality Management Systems.