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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.