Dr. Leighton Davies-Smith
Dr. Leighton is a leading authority on the function of writing instruments, with 30 years of technical experience with global pen brands such as Parker Pen, Waterman, rOtring, Sharpie, PaperMate and Expo, and children’s coloring brands Colorific and Foohy.
As an independent technical consultant to the writing instrument industry, Dr. Leighton can help with all aspects of pen functionality. He has a wealth of in-depth knowledge of development, performance, manufacture, and quality assurance of writing instruments, inks, and ink delivery systems and can provide complementary assistance to an over-stretched technical team, provide some new ideas to fuel an innovation pipeline, or simply to provide that different, but experienced, technical perspective to a challenging problem.
Dr. Leighton is known as the developer of the Penman range of inks for Parker Pen, and a named inventor on dozens of granted and pending patents.