Our Board

Of course you’d expect an organisation that eliminates shakes and wobbles to have robust and stable Board. The hard working management team at Xi are exceptionally experienced and totally committed to providing a ‘best in class’ service to our clients.

Dr Mark-Paul Buckingham

Mark-Paul achieved First Class Honours in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Edinburgh and also completed a PhD in Mechanical Engineering specialising in Vibration reduction. Formerly the CEO of Reactec Ltd, which he grew through several investment rounds that raised a total of £2.5m and then brought to profitability. Mark-Paul helped develop the industry leading HAVmeter and other unique vibration related products. Mark-Paul is the driving force behind the Xi team and, although delighted working from Edinburgh as a base, has a global vision for the company. He is regularly asked to speak at international conferences on the topic of vibration study and elimination.

Dr Brett Marmo

Originally from Australia, Brett was an ARC research fellow at The University of Sydney where he developed a novel graphic recognition and data processing system for analysing element maps.  Following this Brett moved to Edinburgh and The University of Edinburgh to pursue a post doctorate in the dynamics of friction on ice surfaces focusing on winter sports in collaboration with Scottish Institute of Sport, UK Sport and the British Olympic curling team.

Brett joined the Xi team in 2006 where, as a vibration consultant, he’s developed solutions across a wide range of industrial and commercial sectors including, renewable energy, medical, civil engineering, super-conductors, transport and residential properties. His experience using both conventional and novel isolation and damping techniques allows the design of the most cost-effective solution.


Finite element analysis, design, vibration data acquisition, signal processing and data analysis.