Simon Williams, founder of tools supplier Synon, left his position as technical director last month, although he will remain on the company's board of directors.
The move would appear to mirror his last departure from the company four years ago, when he left to develop the firm?s Obsydian tools family.
Williams said: ?I created Obsydian, so I?ve done my job and I?m just moving on. I?m not a big company man - I love building products and when they?re done I just wander off. I?m mulling things over at the moment and deciding what I?ll do next.?
He denied that his decision to leave had followed a board dispute over the company?s strategic direction, but added: ?They weren?t very pleased that I left, but it wasn?t acrimonious.?
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