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Staff of HITEK Ltd


Jim Lawton

Jim Lawton - Managing Director

Since joining the company in 2000, Jim has seen the company grow continually for more than 15 years. Jim is focused on developing HITEK’s ethos of ‘yes’, striving to give 100% customer satisfaction, this has resulted in HITEK being the ‘go to’ company for protecting your electronics; EMC, thermal, encapsulation and adhesives, microwave absorbing and corrosion control. Jim is strengthening core customer relationships within the business, specifically in the export market, working with new and exciting technologies and understanding the challenges faced by customers from all around the world.

 

Roger Dent

Roger Dent - Operations Director

Roger joined HITEK in 2001, with over 14 years of materials management and process control experience with market leaders such as Ericsson. Roger believes that Continuous Improvement and Risk Management are key drivers for growth and success, working closely with partners such as SC21, ADS, NQA, ISO and The Excellence Partnership will ensure HITEK is able to sustain its Quality, Delivery and Cost objectives in line with our customer's expectations.

 

Sales and Marketing

Mo Khan

Mo Khan - Business Development Manager - South of the UK 

Mo joined HITEK in 2009, he has 18 years plus of Technical Sales experience; working with customers at all levels, offering technical help and solutions to their challenges on protecting their electronics. Mo works with customers to find the right solution for their application. 

Should you require any help or assistance on protecting your electronics and are based in the South of the UK, please contact Mo on +44 (0) 7718 581922.

Cameron Finch

Cameron Finch - Business Development Manager - North and Irish Isles

Cameron joined HITEK in 2007 after 7 years in the British Army, Royal Corps of Signals as an Area Systems Radio Operator, he has 10 years knowledge and experience within the EMC industry. Cameron works directly with HITEK customers to find the right solution quickly and efficiently. 

Should you require any help or assistance on protecting your electronics and are based in the North of the UK or Irish Isles, please contact Cameron on +44 (0) 7718 581923.

 

Bob Welch

Bob Welch - VP Global Sales

Bob has over 30 years of experience selling EMI shielding and microwave absorber products throughout the world. He is a strong advocate for providing superior technical and sales support to customers and has invented several innovative products still widely in use today. Bob joined HITEK in March 2015 and leads the company’s expansion into international markets.

Gemma Terry

Gemma Terry - Marketing Manager

Gemma joined HITEK in 2006 and is in charge of the Marketing at HITEK. This developing role has proved very diverse and Gemma is enjoying all the new challenges. She works on the company's website, exhibitions, advertising, social media, workplace health and the annual culture audit.

 

Connor Haggarty

Connor Haggarty - Sales and Marketing Assistant

Connor started with HITEK at the beginning of 2015, with previous experience in Sales and as a Personal Assistant. Connor feels he can truly be an asset to HITEK and aspires to bring new ideas, ambition and an inquisitive outlook to the team.

Louisa Coombs

Louisa Coombs - Digital Marketing Assistant

Louisa joined the company in 2017 with previous experience in Marketing and a BA (Hons) Advertising and Marketing Degree. This role is a new addition to the Sales and Marketing Team, with particular focus on Email Marketing, Social Media Management and all things Digital within HITEK.

 

Costings

Chris Spencer

Chris Spencer

Chris joined HITEK in August 2015, gaining essential experience with the products within production prior to beginning the role in Costings. He has built up his product knowledge and technical awareness. Alongside his role, Chris has completed a HNC in Mechanical Engineering, learning about AutoCAD, solid works, strength of materials and business management. 

Kyle Short

Kyle Short

Kyle joined HITEK in January 2016, he is always looking for opportunities to develop his technical knowledge to support customer’s applications and enjoys the challenge of learning. He looks forward to developing his career within the company by undertaking additional training after successfully completing a course in Computer Aided Design.

Daniel Brown

Daniel Brown

Daniel joined HITEK in June 2015, originally part of production. In October 2016, Daniel moved over to Costings, bringing his product knowledge from his time in production. He has qualifications in Engineering, Maths and Electronics and hopes that these will enable him to assist HITEK customers. He has undertaken extra training, completing a Computer Aided Design course.

 

Technical

David McAllister

David McAllister - Technical Manager

Joined HITEK in 2010 after serving 23 years in the RAF as a Communications Systems Analyst, working on and analysing various communication and radar systems. He then spent 10 years in the IT industry as an Engineering Team Leader. He assists customers and colleagues with technical information and provides practical solutions. David is also our Health and Safety Co-Ordinator.

 

Supply Chain

 

Sarah FinchSarah Finch - Supply Chain Team Leader

Sarah joined HITEK in Spring 2008 in Inside Sales, progressing to Supply Chain Co-Ordinator and now works as Supply Chain Team Leader, organising and leading our excellent Inside Sales Team. She hopes to add to the brilliant levels of service the company offers by ensuring KPIs are met, building on relationships with customers and suppliers and implementing CI plans. 

Janet Thompson

Janet Thompson - Supply Chain - Distribution

Janet joined HITEK in July 2015. During her time in both the business world and as a teacher, she has gained valuable experience in planning and customer service skills. She is well versed in client confidentiality and working to targets and deadlines in both the manufacturing and financial sector. 

June Wright

June Wright - Supply Chain - Order Processing

June has been at HITEK since 1999; she plays a central role within the Sales office. On a day to day basis she is responsible for dealing with customer enquiries and all aspects of the ordering process.

Ellie Lockwood

Ellie Lockwood - Supply Chain - Purchasing Assistant

Ellie joined HITEK in September 2016, with previous experience in customer support and business administration roles, Ellie’s position includes supporting Supply Chain and Inside Sales; by communicating with suppliers, couriers and customers, ensuring completion of necessary documentation and providing assistance and information to customers.

 

Louise Clee

Louise Clee - Supply Chain - Order Processing

Louise joined HITEK in October 2018 with previous administration experience within the hospitality industry. She would like to improve her skills and broaden her knowledge. Louise looks forward to developing her career within the company by undertaking additional training at the local college.

 

Production and Operations

Mark Hatfield

Mark Hatfield - Operations Manager

Mark joined HITEK in 2005 with a BTEC in Mechanical engineering, since then Mark has gained his HND in Mechanical Engineering with the help of HITEK. Since joining HITEK, Mark has moved up from Production to an Operations role. In his new Operations role Mark will be looking to improve the efficiency in HITEK and introduce new methods and services to Production.


Ryan Watts

Ryan Watts - Production Team Leader

Ryan joined HITEK in 2011 as a Production Operative, he has completed his Level 3 in Leadership and Management and has progressed within the company and he now leads the Production Team. Ryan continues to develop in his role, recently undertaking a Computer Aided Design Course. Looking ahead Ryan would like to continue learning and investing in his role.

 

 

 

Alan Le Page

Alan Le Page - Production Operative 

Alan joined HITEK in February 1997, as part of the Production team he manufactures O-rings, gaskets and vents using a range of machinery. When checking drawings, specialist measuring equipment is used to ensure all parts are within drawing tolerances. He has completed a Performing Manufacturing Operations course as part of his training. Quality is at the heart of this role, as many of the parts are for the military and aerospace industry.

 

Graham Wright

Graham Wright - Production Operative

Graham joined HITEK in September 2015, previously working in the dairy industry. His day to day tasks include producing O-rings, gaskets and vents, during the manufacturing process he uses a variety of machinery and specialist measuring equipment to ensure all parts are within drawing tolerance and meet the specifications. Each process has to be carried out efficiently and safely. As part of his training he has undertaken a Performing Manufacturing Operations course.

 

Jamie Baxter

Jamie Baxter - Production Operative

Jamie joined HITEK in October 2016, he previously worked in a local factory. Jamie realises the importance of working to safety standards and ensures that his work space is clean and tidy using the 5S principle when manufacturing O-rings, gaskets and vents and operating machinery in the factory.  He has completed a Performing Manufacturing Operations course as part of his training.

 

Calum Lindley

Calum Lindley - Production Operative

Calum joined HITEK in June 2017, he manufactures O-rings, gaskets and vents as part of the Production team. He uses a variety of machinery and measuring equipment to complete his daily tasks. As part of his training he has completed a Performing Manufacturing Operations course. Calum has completed a secondment of three months processing orders in the office which gave him an insight into the business.

 

David Seward

David Seward - Production Operative

Dave joined HITEK in May 1997, previously working in Goods in, Dave now works in Production and knows the importance of quality from his previous role within the business, checking goods in. His daily tasks include manufacturing O-rings, gaskets and vents using a range of machinery in a safe manner.

 

Martin Shuttleworth

Martin Shuttleworth - Production Operative, specialising in Decant

Martin joined HITEK in October 1994; he is responsible for decanting a variety of products into useable quantities for customers’ requirements. We supply decanted products with catalyst (where required) to cure once the resin has been applied. He decants resin and catalyst in a safe manner as stated on the COSHH assessments. Descaler, corrosion protection/removal products, glues, primers and powders are among the decanted products he works with.


Carl Marsh

Carl Marsh - Production Operative, specialising in Despatch

Carl joined HITEK in July 2000, he is responsible for the packing department, he packs up all items to be shipped out from HITEK and ensures that everything we send out is up to standard and of a high quality, ensuring the goods leave with all the required paperwork.

  

Josh Webster

Josh Webster - Production Operative, specialising in Goods In

Josh joined HITEK in September 2018; previously working in Production, Josh has moved over to Goods in. He is responsible for goods in; he is tasked with checking quality and booking in all items received within a 24 hour time scale and keeping records of received goods. 

 

Finance

Richard Ford

Richard Ford - Financial Controller

Richard joined HITEK in 2006. He has over 10 years of experience in company finance and is responsible for coordinating financial forecasts, increasing efficiency and managing the company accounts.

Rachael Sakal

Rachael Sakal - Finance Officer

Rachael joined HITEK in Summer 2016, originally part of the Inside Sales team. Rachael became part of the Finance Department in January 2017. She brings with her a wealth of experience in Retail, Customer Service and Office Administration. She is currently working towards completing her AAT qualification to enhance and develop her role within the Finance Department.

Salma Sanad-Own

Salma Sanad-Own - Finance Administrator

Salma has now completed her apprenticeship with HITEK, previously she had been studying Economics, History and Law but Salma wanted more insight into the working world. Salma's duties consist of processing purchase orders and assisting customers with their enquiries. Salma is eager to gain more experience, further herself and has a keen interest in finance.

 

 

Human Resources

Shirley Large

Shirley Large - HR

Shirley joined HITEK in 2008 with over 25 years of HR and Training experience. She provides the company with current HR legislation in line with the continuous improvement programme. Supporting the Management Team to ensure all staff have access to the training and development they require to grow in their roles whilst supporting employees' health and wellbeing. Shirley also gets involved with HITEK's charity fundraising.