As General Manager, Nick is responsible for formulating the forward direction of the company with respect to instrument and sensor development and to see the process through from the original idea to delivering a solution to the customer. With input from all sections of the company, it is truly satisfying to see a new addition to the company's range of products.
Matt is proud to be leading an ever-growing team of enthusiastic, skilled & knowledgeable individuals as we look to develop and produce world-leading environmental monitoring instruments.
His over-riding philosophy is "let's make everyone's life easier":
- our customers by making better products with shorter lead times and quicker service
- our suppliers by treating them with the same respect we give our customers
- our employees by giving them all the tools & facilities they need to do their jobs well. Matt is fortunate enough to enjoy coming into work, and he doesn't see why everybody else shouldn't be given the opportunity to feel the same way!
Phill left banking after 31 years to join the family business as FD. Working with the MD, who also happens to be his brother-in-law, they have implemented a period of rapid change to build on the already strong foundations at Valeport. Phill particularly enjoys the people side of the business which with nearly 100 colleagues from every walk of life is never dull! On the rare days when Phill feels at all demotivated, he just looks out of his office window and reminds himself of how lucky he is.
Jim is a Research Scientist at Valeport. He holds an MSc Applied Marine Science and a BSc (Hons) in Ocean Science – both from Plymouth University – and he is a Chartered Marine Scientist (IMarEST). Jim started his career as an Oceanographic Analyst at UKHO before joining Valeport as Product Manager in 2008. In 2017, he then moved into a more R&D focused role as a Research Scientist, developing, testing and trialling new sensing technologies.
Head of Customer Service
In 1987 Peter joined Valeport as a final work placement for his mechanical engineering degree. He started work as a Mechanical Design Engineer and later moved on to writing software for displaying instrument data. Peter has progressed through the company over the last 32 years and currently manages the Service & Calibration, Customer Support and IT functions. He is a valuable member of the senior management team.
Andrew joined Valeport as a Service Engineer in 2011. His previous experience as a field engineer with a leading global consumer digital imaging corporation led him to progress to Customer Support Engineer, providing solutions for our customer's technical enquiries over a broad range of products. He is also responsible for in-house customer product training.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as dog walking, photography and travelling.