Timothy has a wide range of experience in the development of new businesses associated with product and service development. He operated in a senior management position within a successful export manufacturers prior to founding Locus Research in 2002. His current focus is on the development of start-up business and business units arising from new product development.
He has consulted on product commercialisation and applied business development for companies as diverse as Pan Pac Forest Products, Scion, Altitude Aerospace (formerly Air New Zealand Engineering Design Services), Carter Holt Harvey, and Alto Plastics. He was also the Architect of the Transform Initiative for Textiles New Zealand and MED.
In 2010, Timothy completed the research, creation, and development of a business case for a $30 million, 8-year R&;D programme for the Crown Research Institute and Scion Research. He also completed a Trans-Tasman, board level review of design and commercialisation for Mokum Textiles, targeted at improving returns from new product development.
In addition to his focus on business development, Timothy has been a driver in the uptake of Life Cycle Assessment, Management and Thinking within New Zealand. He has consulted to the Ministry of Research Science and Technology (MRST), the Ministry of Economic Development (MED) and the Ministry for Environment (MFE) on the use of Life Cycle Thinking and inventory commercially in New Zealand.
In 2009 Timothy delivered a series of lectures on behalf of Fortune 500 company Avery Dennison to the automotive, electronic and mobile industries in Shanghai and Beijing on the application of Life Cycle Thinking to product development.
Timothy was made a Fellow of the Designers Institute in 2010 for his services to sustainable design in New Zealand.