I established Drive Lines in 1985 with the vision of creating improved levels of service to customers in both OEM and End User sectors. We still maintain this ethos of customer care today.
I completed my engineering apprenticeship and qualified as an Inspector at Vauxhall Motors in Luton. After 11 years I joined Pressurements Ltd, an instrumentation manufacturer, soon becoming Production Manager. A spell as Commercial Manager coincided with the acquisition of the business by GE Industrial Systems, hence my decision to “plough my own furrow” for a while.
In 2015 I was appointed MD of Drive Lines and have recently acquired shares in the business.
Outside of work I have an interest in engineering heritage and spend (too much) time in the garage polishing my prized 1962 Alvis saloon.
I completed a Mechanical Engineering Modern Apprenticeship and have an HNC in Mechanical Engineering.
Having spent some time as a Technical Sales Engineer with a linear motion company, I eventually started my own businesses as part of a global distribution network, supplying linear and mechanical products which is now incorporated within the Drive Lines portfolio.
I began my career working with an engineering plastics distributor and have clocked up 30 years of technical sales experience having previously worked within the lifting, handling equipment and linear motion market sectors.
I do my best to completely understand a client’s requirements both technically and commercially, right from the outset. I’ve found this helps me to successfully identify solutions and offer timely technical support.
I joined a local Industries sales company in 2005 and moved to my previous employer GKN-Stromag in 2010 predominantly providing technical sales support for brakes, clutches and couplings to heavy industry.
I joined Drive Lines in April 2015.
My first job in engineering was with the Plessey Company where I completed an HNC in mechanical engineering. I continued my technical education by completing a BSc degree with the Open University.
With a Master’s degree in journalism, I have experience working across the communication spectrum right from advertising to technical writing and software.
Previous stints have included roles at Xerox and Alessi. I look forward to using my communications background to add even more value to Drive Lines’ marketing activities.
I have worked in a customer focused financial services role most of my working life. I have many years of experience of financial accounting within those roles for large organisations.