Ex-SpaceX director appointed COO at surgical robotics firm

Posted on June 24, 2020 by Alistair Hardaker

Barrington D'Arcy

CMR Surgical, the company behind surgical robotic system Versiushas appointed Barrington D’Arcy as Chief Operations Officer.  

As COO Barrington will oversee the growth of CMR Surgical’s manufacturing and supply chain to support the company’s global expansion. 

Barrington has more than 20 years of manufacturing experience, having started his career in the automotive industry as a manufacturing engineer and most recently working within the aerospace industry.  

He joins CMR from Elon Musk’s SpaceX, where his primary focus was to accelerate SpaceX’s capability to manufacture space rockets in a high-tech, low-volume environment.  

While at SpaceX, Barrington developed the manufacturing engineering team and led the composites manufacturing team across all disciplines.  

Prior to this, Barrington worked in manufacturing plants across Britain and Europe, specialising in automated manufacturing solutions for BMW and MINI, taking vehicles through the concept phase into full production.

Per Vegard Nerseth, Chief Executive Officer of CMR Surgical, said: “I am very pleased Barrington has chosen to join us as COO.

“Barrington has an incredibly strong background working in high-growth companies and a track record of scaling operations to produce high quality products which makes him an ideal fit for CMR at this important time. I welcome Barrington to the team as we continue to execute our commercialisation strategy and expand globally.”

D’Arcy added: “I hugely admire the team at CMR and what they have achieved with Versius in such a relatively short space of time.

“I am looking forward to using my skills and experience gained over the course of my career to help drive the vision of the business to make this remarkable robot available to physicians across the globe.” 

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