André Lourenço understands the critical role data analysis plays within the agritech industry, having operated as a data scientist at HarvestEye since its inception more than three years ago. Holding a PhD in Evolutionary Biology, with ten years in academia, André is able to generate key insights for our customers and partners seeking better crop management tools and in-field technology.
Key to his role is the development of machine-learning solutions, as the agricultural sector continues to shift and adapt to the advancement of modern technology. This results in improving the sizing accuracy of the HarvestEye system, and researching potential tools and applications that further increase the value our system holds across the growing industry.
Ed Atkinson sits at the heart of our engineering operation at HarvestEye, helping our technology integrate with the vast range of harvesters and machinery it was designed for.
Holding three distinct qualifications in engineering from Lincoln University Technical College, Ed is able to assist directly with installation and works to combat any issues clients may have with acquiring accurate, detailed insights on their crop.
Reflecting HarvestEye’s worldwide presence, Ed has installed systems operating both in the UK and internationally, adapting to the unique requirements of each growing landscape.
Engineering Team Lead
Nikhil is our engineering team lead at HarvestEye – combining the principles of hardware and machine learning to deliver the next generation in root crop imaging systems.
A mechanical engineering graduate from the University of Lincoln, Nikhil has spearheaded our product development, helping successfully launch HarvestEye 2.0 to growers across the world.
Joining HarvestEye in 2021 as a field trials assistant, Nikhil has been well placed to understand and capture growers needs – working to the strict timescales and budgets that informs our HarvestEye development process.
Ryan operates within our engineering team at HarvestEye, holding specialist knowledge in Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D printing.
Helping deliver one of the core components of our technology, Ryan works to ensure a streamlined system for HarvestEye, reflecting the crucial role Hardware plays in delivering detailed insights for our growers.
Applying expert mechanical and electrical knowledge, attained via studies at Lincoln College, and three years on a product service and installations aprenticeship at Currys, Ryan is part of a team that helps bring agricultural concepts to life and the betterment of the farming industry.
Sales Account Manager
Sales account manager Ed Strawson is our go-to people-person and delivers valuable customer care to our serviced clients internationally. Driven by the intrigue in technology and how it can help the agriculture industry to become more efficient both economically and environmentally, he enjoys being the face of HarvestEye and meeting with growers and packers to enhance their business and better forecasting every step of the way.
Having grown up on a farm in the heart of Lincolnshire, Ed went on to graduate from Harper Adams with a degree in Agricultural Engineering with Marketing in 2011, and has worked in the agricultural machinery industry ever since. He joined HarvestEye in July 2022, but prior to this worked for John Deere and JCB, at a national and regional level, where he also lived and worked in Germany.
Ed also spent three years closer to home in the UK as a precision farming specialist for a John Deere dealer. In his spare time, he runs a ‘pick your own pumpkin’ patch on the farm at his home in Derbyshire.
Machine Learning Engineer
Stavya Gahlot is honing her craft at HarvestEye, operating as a graduate machine learning engineer within the team, following the completion of a masters degree in Computer Science at the University of Nottingham.
Utilising her expert knowledge within software development, Stavya was able to play a key role in the build of HarvestEye 2.0, refining essential modules and bug fixes that enabled the technology to launch to market.
Diversity is key to machine learning in the agricultural sector, providing real-time data on Size, count, crop and soil conditions, among other advancements, that positively impact the overall efficiency of growers operations.
Stavya is able to witness first hand how HarvestEye is meeting these types of needs on a day-to-day basis and contribute first hand to the future of the farming industry.
Harry Tinson is the general manager at HarvestEye and brings expertise in global aftermarket sales from his previous roles in the engineering and transport sectors. His aim is to spot opportunities to accelerate growth and diversify the systems compatibility, to enhance cost and eco-efficiency across food supply chains.
Day-to-day, Harry will be responsible for ensuring that the business continues to innovate its harvest insights technology, speaking with growers to hear their feedback and requirements for harvesting different crops, and expanding its network in domestic and international markets.
Harry has held numerous strategic roles throughout his career. Harry oversaw JCB’s international network of 750 aftermarket dealers, where he gained an initial insight into agri-tech and farming machinery sales, attaining an MBA from Warwick Business School in the process. He later moved within the Bamford group to Wrightbus’ fleet support service offering AllServiceOne, as sales director for parts and services.