Leader & Innovator: Andi Brabin
Andi Brabin is co-founder and CEO of TouchIT Technologies in Troy. TouchIT Technologies designs, produces, and markets touch screen and touch board products containing TouchIT’s proprietary technology to suit all types of applications, from small touch-screens to large interactive LED displays for many industries. The company has sales offices in London; Beirut, Lebanon; and Taiwan. Under Brabin’s leadership, revenue increased by 58 percent in the first six months of 2013, compared with the same six months of the previous year. TouchIT, traded on the over-the-counter stock market under the ticker symbol TUCN, recently launched a new range of four-point multi-touch LEDs designed to capitalize on the increasing number of Apple Macintosh users in both the education and corporate market. Brabin had more than 10 years of experience in international sales before becoming an entrepreneur. He was the head of European sales for Luidia, manufacturer of eBeam Interactive Whiteboards, before founding TouchIT Technologies with Ronnie Murphy in 2008. Brabin has led the company from its start-up phase into profitability. He received his bachelor’s degree in French and Spanish from Loughborough University in England. Read the complete profile at http://www.ltu.edu/leaders.