Perceptive Engineering is owned and operated by a team of experienced senior managers and advanced process control professionals. 

David Lovett - Managing Director

David co-founded and became Managing Director of Perceptive Engineering Ltd (PEL) in 2003. He has assembled a team of engineering professionals who have grown the software and consultancy business into a reputable and highly regarded company.

David has more than 20 publications and numerous articles to his name and has been involved with APC for over 20 years, commissioning Model Predictive Control for evaporators, spray dryers, crude oil columns, anaerobic digesters, boilers and furnaces, to name but a few.

John Mack - Director of Engineering

John is a founding member of Perceptive Engineering. He is a Chartered Engineer with a BEng/NZCE from Auckland University and 12 years' experience in Advanced Process Control systems.John's role is to project manage, develop, deliver and support APC and optimisation systems in the pulp and paper, nutritional powders, water treatment and pharmaceutical industries. He is also involved in software development, system integration and business development.

Keith Smith - Principal Engineer

Keith is one of the original founders of Perceptive. He has over 20 years experience in Advanced Process Control.

He is the lead engineer for nutritional applications - evaporators, spray dryers and agglomerators for high-value, dairy-based products. He is also one of the lead engineers in Perceptive's pharmaceutical applications.

Matthew McEwan - Principal Engineer

Matthew is the lead engineer for all of the Perceptive Engineering’s activities within the water and wastewater sectors.He has been involved in the design and commissioning of advanced control, optimisation, and monitoring applications for over 15 years, and is one of the founder employees of Perceptive Engineering. He is also the lead engineer on our Formulated Products team.

Andy Burrows - Software Development Director

Andy has over 20 years in software development and was one of the principal founders of Perceptive. Following his success as the Software Manager for the University of Manchester's Control Technology Centre, he became a Senior Systems Engineer and Performance Engineer with Sun Microsystems. Andy continues to develop and refine the PerceptiveAPC suite of online and offline software tools.

Andy Mitchell - Product Development Director

Andy joined in September 2012, but has an association with Perceptive going back to the start of the company. Prior to joining, he was a senior development manager at Invensys. Andy has 20 years of experience in the development, QA, and management of simulation and online control software for multiple industry sectors.

Simon Mazier - Marketing Director

Simon joined Perceptive in 2007 after a long career in specialty chemicals within the process industries.

His experience in helping clients solve process and quality problems in paper making, steel and water treatment provided a good grounding making processes work better through tighter control.

Our Clients & Partners

Selection of our clients and key partners we work with to improve process efficiency