Interviews

Nigel Forrester

Nigel Forrester

Director of Business Development

Concurrent Technologies Plc

Our key goal is to make it easier for our customers to construct solutions using our range of board level products.

Mr. Nigel Forrester is Director of Business Development for Concurrent Technologies. He has responsibility for product strategy and partner relationships to augment the value of the company’s strong processor board portfolio. Nigel has previously held technical product and vertical marketing roles in the embedded space and is an accomplished speaker and author. He has a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Computer Science and Statistics from Reading University

Mr. Louis Huijzen

Mr. Louis Huijzen

General Manager

TSS International BV

We try to complement our current portfolio constantly, resulting in our current product range which also includes heavy duty wheels and brake systems, fuel tanks and vehicle intercoms.

Mr. Louis Huijzen started his career in the administration dept of Hogeschool Rotterdam. Then, he worked as a Specialist EFJ and SJR in CFI where he was responsible for the completion and publication of financial software for all subsidised education institutes of the Netherlands. He then held the position of service manager for KPN's new glass-fiber IP-products. He also worked for Dutch energy supplier Oxxio, partly as programme support and partly as a business analyst. Moving forward, Louis has worked on various projects through dutch and is currently the General Manager of TSS International.

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

Former Global Supply Chain, Logistics & Operations Executive

Ministry of Defence UK

Logistics, looking back even only ten years ago, much was operated very organically with pencil and paper where people signed out materials, resources and managed inventory, manually. Now logistics is being operated by multi-billion pound logistics IT systems which has created a skills gap.

Mr. Mark Taylor has over 29 years of international senior board-level experience across multiple industries & sectors. Heavily focused on large-scale Transformation, Business Change & Continuous Improvement, delivering Operational Excellence to both the public and private sectors. A proven leader, with an acknowledged record of achievement in meeting demanding objectives in multi-£M strategic Supply Chain planning. Wholly responsible for the strategic management, financial acquittal, and auditing of multiple, multi-£Bn inventory & accounts (£1Bn+) & responsible for over 1500 personnel (FTE). Mark had conceptualised the procurement, roll-out & Continuous Improvement of multiple high value (multi-£M) Transformation projects. With a consistent history of large-scale successful strategic and operational Business Change Management, simultaneously managing stakeholders, multiple supplier relationships & contracts, implementing and adapting change to the highest standard, with meticulous attention to detail, on time, in scope and within budget. This, when coupled with his unquestionable loyalty and dedication has helped the UK Government to maintain its premier position in the global marketplace. Professionally & academically accredited at the very highest level, from world-leading universities (top 2%) & Chartered organisations. Finalist for the "Business Leader of the Year" at the British Ex-Forces in Business Awards 2018. Mark is an intelligent, articulate International Chairman, keynote speaker, BBC commentator & multi-award-winning published author which, when coupled with his limitless drive culminates in truly exceptional results.

Ray Cutting

Ray Cutting

Managing Director

Marshall

We work closely in partnership with our customers and suppliers to define the requirement and prove the design before manufacturing it and subsequently providing through life support which can include contracting for availability.

Ray joined Marshall from British Aerospace (Dynamics) having started as a graduate engineer before moving into Project Management. He has undertaken several roles within Marshall as Project Manager, Engineering Manager, Engineering Director, and Managing Director of Marshall Specialist Vehicles. His development within positions at Marshall has led him to his current role as Managing Director of Aerostructures and Land Systems where he heads up an agile and innovative team providing solutions for the armed forces and defence industry.

Dr. David P. Norton

Dr. David P. Norton

Former Founder and Director

Palladium Group

Most organizations have complex missions, but these organizations have very complex missions. The reason I say this is because to succeed to their mission they have to interface with many other organizations - success is impossible without doing so.

Mr. Norton was the co-founder and president of Palladium Group. Before his career at Palladium, Dr. Norton co-founded and served as president and CEO of Balanced Scorecard Collaborative. He was also president of Renaissance Solutions, Inc., a Balanced Scorecard consulting firm. Before that, he was the co-founder and president of Nolan, Norton & Company, where he spent 17 years as president. He is a Trustee of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a former Director of ACME (the Association of Consulting and Management Engineers). An effective speaker who loves doing keynotes, David P. Norton is one of the most significant figures transforming business today. He is the co-author, with Robert S. Kaplan, of eight Harvard Business Review (HBR) articles and five books: The Balanced Scorecard, The Strategy Focused Organization, Strategy Maps, Alignment, and The Execution Premium. Dr. Norton’s books have sold more than one million copies in 23 different languages.

Mr. John Hunter

Mr. John Hunter

Former Product Marketing Specialist

Cobham Antennas Systems

Cobham’s antennas have a global reputation for quality and performance. We offer accurate and measured antenna data to our customers and always ensure that the antenna in question is the correct antenna for that application.

Mr. John is an experienced Marketing professional with a background in engineering, technology, and automotive markets. Over the years he had built a wide and varied skill base with a strong interest in digital marketing, email marketing, Search Engine Optimisation, and PPC. He had also taken numerous projects from conception to completion and relish a challenge. John is currently a Marketing Manager for Sheffield Forgemasters, working closely with the Sales and Business Development teams to enhance revenue and create and maintain a strong brand presence. Before this, he worked with Cobham Antenna Systems as a Title Marketing Manager where he was responsible for managing the marketing activities and budgets for a number of the Antenna Systems business units. Also managing projects and individuals across the group and providing support to the business development and sales teams.

Mr. Martin Rutschi

Mr. Martin Rutschi

Former Product Manager

Brugg Cables

To remain future proof, we constantly improve of our existing unique products and we enlarge the variety and functionality of the accessories for deployment and maintenance.

Mr. Martin started his career in 1989 as a product manager in Ascom. He then worked as a technical project manager with the company Securiton. It was in 2004 when he started working with Brugg Kabel AG as a product/project manager. Currently, he is working with Solifos AG, Fiber Optic Systems as a product manager.

Mr. Tor Arne Memtzoni

Mr. Tor Arne Memtzoni

Former Marketing Director

TAM AS

TAM has high focus in innovation. This is a must since most of our clients need specially made solutions and often use TAM as a troubleshooter.

Mr. Tor Arne has worked for around 34 years as a General Manager in TAM AS. He retired from the company in 2015 and is currently working as a General Manager at Manima AS.