Dr Stephen Ellwood

Dr Stephen Ellwood

Dr Stephen Ellwood

Technical Director

Dr Stephen Ellwood co-founded AW Technology with David Appleby in 1990. Before then he was the Research Manager at Gent, where his work included the first true optical / heat fire detector and an alarm bell without moving contacts. More recently Stephen has helped guide AW Technology through its initial growth, and has collaborated on the development of some of the most ground-breaking products in the fire detection industry. Stephen’s unrivalled expertise is one of the reasons that AW Technology has become the leading independent supplier of technology to the fire alarm industry.

Stephen’s qualifications include a BSC and PhD in Physics from Loughborough University. He is a Member Institute of Physics (MPhys) and a Charted Physicist (CPhys). Stephen also leads a fun and active lifestyle. A fan of gliding, walking and reading, Stephen holds a private pilot’s licence and is a frequent flyer.

Stephen continues to develop AW Technology; increasing awareness of its technology and products whilst also expanding into new territories across the globe. He also takes an active role in writing and revising EN fire detection standards. If you would like to find out more about any of our products and technology, Stephen who will be happy discuss them with you.

AW Technology

AW Technology is the leading independent provider of technology to the fire detection and alarm industry. We are based in the United Kingdom, but we operate worldwide.


AW Technology Ltd
Nevett House
West Street
Earl Shilton
Leicestershire LE9 7EJ
United Kingdom

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