Murray Mcewan Syft Technologies CTO

Dr. Murray McEwan

FRSNZ, MSc(Hons), PhD


Murray was Professor of Chemistry at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch until 2010. His research interests were centred on selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry (SIFT-MS) and he developed strong research links with colleagues at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA, USA investigating ion molecule chemistry of interstellar and planetary atmospheres.

When the University of Canterbury commercialized the technology with the formation of Syft Technologies Ltd in 2002, Murray served as Chief Technology Officer of the new company.

Since then he has been heavily involved with the transformation of the large laboratory based instrument into the small, sophisticated Voice instruments that are available today. He has continued with ion-molecule chemistry, method development, environmental applications and negative reagent ions.

Doug Hastie Syft Technologies CEO

Doug Hastie

BE(Hons), MBA

Managing Director

Doug completed his honours degree in Engineering from the University of Auckland in 1988 and an MBA from Yale University in 2000. He completed Engineering projects on the Channel Tunnel in the UK, Disneyland Paris and various Burger Kings in New Zealand.

He worked for Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York and in Private Equity for Stonebridge Partners in New York. Since returning to New Zealand Doug created the Chanui Tea & Biscuit Brand.

Since joining Syft in 2012, Doug has been instrumental in commercialising the fantastic technology developed here at Syft and putting us on the map.

CFO Nicole Robinson

Nicole Robinson

BCom, CA

Barry Prince Syft Technologies Director - Global Sales

Dr. Barry Prince

BSc(Hons), PhD

Principal Scientist / Consultant
Daniel Milligan Syft Technologies Director - Engineering and Development

Dr. Daniel Milligan

BSc(Hons), PhD

Director - Engineering and Development
Paul Wilson

Dr. Paul Wilson

BSc(Hons), LLb, PhD

Principal Scientist / Consultant
Vaughan Langford Syft Technologies Director - Applications & Marketing

Dr. Vaughan Langford

BSc(Hons), PhD

Principal Scientist / Consultant

Daniel Glassenbury Syft Technologies Production Manager

Dan Glassenbury


Production Manager
William Kerr Application Scientist

Dr. Will Kerr

BSc(Hons), PhD

Application Scientist
David Hera Syft Technologies Applications Specialist / European Sales Director

David Hera


Application Specialist / Semiconductor Industry
Diandree Padayachee Syft Technologies Applications Specialist

Dr. Diandree Padayachee

BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD

Application Development Specialist
Yan Li Syft Technologies Application Specialist

Yan Li

B.Sc, ME

Application Specialist / Sales Manager

Topher Hurley

Topher Hurley

BSc, MSc

Application Scientist / Other Industries
Anna Robinson Syft Technologies Applications Scientist

Anna Robinson


Application Scientist / FMCG Industry
Sylvain Reissier Syft Technologies Mechanical Engineer

Sylvain Reissier


Europe Sales Manager
Application Scientist Mar Vinallonga

Mar Vinallonga


Sales Manager
William Mills Syft Technologies Application Scientist

William Mills


Marketing Manager

William joined Syft Technologies after completing his Masters in disease biomarkers and pathophysiology at Victoria University, Wellington. Along with a background in HPLC, he has worked at both the biological and physical ends of the scientific spectrum.

As an Applications Scientist at Syft Technologies, he works with customers to develop powerful and efficient trace gas analyses methods to increase throughput, sensitivity, and cost efficacy. In addition to technical aspects of his role, William’s focus application area is in environmental monitoring.

Application Scientist Christopher Nones

Christopher Nones

BSc, PgDipSci, MSc

Application Scientist
Application Scientist Clarrence Molinyawe

Clarrence Molinyawe

BSc, PGDipSci, MSc

Application Scientist / Pharmaceutical & Medical Industry
Emma Taylor Syft Technologies Application Scientist

Emma Taylor


Application Scientist / Support Manager
Application Scientist Helena Barnes

Helena Barnes


Application Scientist / Semiconductor Industry
Application Scientist Kalib Bell

Dr. Kalib Bell

BE(Hons), PhD

Application Scientist

Application Scientist Laura Thomi

Dr. Laura Thomi

Dipl, PhD

Europe Application Scientist
Thomas McKellar Syft Technologies Application Specialist

Thomas McKellar

BSc(Hons), MSc

Development Scientist