Bob Clark
Bob ClarkChairman
I am a qualified Marine Engineer and have worked in the transmissions business since 1973.

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.

Ian Carr
Ian CarrManaging Director
I joined Drive Lines Technologies Ltd in November 2008 having previously spent several years running my own business.

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.

Matt Jones
Matt JonesSales Manager
I joined Drive Lines Technologies Ltd in January 2010 having previously worked over 15 years within the engineering sector.

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.

Carl Richmond
Carl RichmondTechnical Sales Engineer (North)
I am the newest member of Drive Lines Technologies Ltd and joined the team in September 2017.

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.

David Wood
David WoodTechnical Sales Support Engineer
I studied at Chesterfield College for a HND in Foundry Technology and was employed by George Fischer Castings of Bedford. Having spent some time in the foundry Industry, I moved on to construction and then precision sheet metal.

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.

Peter Moody
Peter MoodyTechnical Sales Engineer
I have worked in power transmission sales for over 16 years and specialise in linear actuation. My early career was in test and development engineering followed by a 2 year stint in international sales promoting non-contact vibration & stress measurement systems.

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.

Elizabeth Adams
Elizabeth AdamsMarketing Coordinator
I have worked in marketing and communications since I graduated, running my own business for much of that time. I joined the Drive Lines team in May 2018 after relocating to Bedford from Dorset, and am looking forward to helping the team to develop their customer relationships.

I am very interested in digital communications, building global networks, and learning about the people behind the technology, telling the stories of what we can achieve with a little imagination and the right know-how.
Outside of work I am usually found reading or writing.

Sarah Currell
Sarah CurrellOffice Manager
I joined Drive Lines in October 2015.

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.