Exceptional loyalty to our purpose and mission has resulted in a stable team with unrivalled knowledge and passion.
For our customers, this has enabled long-term personal relationships of great trust and value – one assuring constant in an ever-changing world.
For us, it means we can invest heavily in training in new technologies and techniques with confidence that the knowledge gained will remain in-house.
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Head of Sales
Heading up a great sales & marketing team for all of Valeport's worldwide sales activities including distributor performance. Also responsible for Export Control compliance.
Senior Sales Manager
Experienced Senior Sales Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the electrical and electronic manufacturing industry. Skilled in Physical Oceanography, Hydrography, Metrology, Sales, and Oceanography. Strong sales professional with an academic background in oceanography, environment science and estuarine monitoring.
Enthusiastic Sales professional always striving for self development, with 15 years of experience working with Valeport Instrumentation. Always happy to assist you with any Hydrographic, Oceanographic and Hydrometric instrumentation enquires.
I have a demonstrated history of working in the electrical and electronic manufacturing industry. Skilled in product assembly, Leadership, Management, Engineering, Business Development, Maritime projects and Project Management.
Head of Marketing
I joined Valeport in October 2018. I manage all of our day-to-day marketing activity including advertising, corporate social responsibility and design.
When I am not working, I enjoy running and spending quality time with my young family.
After being with the Service Department for just over 13 years, I recently moved to the Marketing Department where I am involved in all aspects of marketing for Valeport. In my spare time I enjoy coaching the local Hockey team and watching the Exeter Chiefs play up at Sandy Park.
Left banking after 31 years to join the family business as FD. Working with the MD, who also happens to be my brother-in-law, we have implemented a period of rapid change to build on the already strong foundations at Valeport. I particularly enjoy the people side of the business which with nearly 100 colleagues from every walk of life is never dull! On the rare days I feel at all demotivated, I just look out my office window and remind myself of how lucky I am.
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.
My 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. I'm fortunate enough to enjoy coming into work, and I don't see why everybody else shouldn't be given the opportunity to feel the same way!
I am a Research Scientist at Valeport Ltd. I hold an MSc Applied Marine Science and a BSc (Hons) in Ocean Science – both from Plymouth University – and I am a Chartered Marine Scientist (IMarEST). I started my career as an Oceanographic Analyst at UKHO before joining Valeport as Product Manager in 2008. In 2017, I then moved into a more R&D focused role as a Research Scientist, developing, testing and trialling new sensing technologies.
I joined Valeport in July 2018 as a Service and Logistics Administrator. I work closely with the Service Engineers as well as the Logistics Dept to make sure all our customer's instruments are serviced and calibrated to a high specification and to make sure they are shipped back out again as soon as possible.
I joined Valeport in 2013 as an apprentice, I am now a fully qualified finance administrator. In my spare time I enjoy walking my dogs and competing with my horses.
I joined Valeport as a member of the Service Department in September 2011. My primary role is an after-sales Service and Customer Support Engineer. I am also responsible for in-house customer product training.
I joined Valeport in June 2017. In the Logistics Department I raise shipping / export documentation required for both new products and service shipments.
I joined Valeport in 2006 initially in a Stores role. I recently moved to the Purchasing team, I enjoy maintaining good relationships with our suppliers and ensuring all our departments get the goods they require to build our precision instruments.
I’m an administrator in the Logistics Department at Valeport and have worked here since June 2016. My work at Valeport covers a wide range of tasks within the department from ensuring compliance with dangerous goods shipments through to driving the forklift. My personal interests are playing my guitar, riding my bike and hiking with my wife. I am a graduate of the Open University and hold a First Class Honours degree in History.
Head of R&D
I joined Valeport in 1992 after having spent 9 months previously as part of my sandwich degree course in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Most recently, I was a major contributor to the company’s highly successful SWiFT product range. Having spent much of my early career working on many of the company’s highly successful products, I now head a team of 14 highly skilled Engineers. When not working at Valeport I am a keen amateur Triathlete competing locally in Devon and Cornwall.
Head of Production and Operations
I joined the company in July 1996 as Mechanical Design Engineer after two years with the company I then moved onto become Production Manager. Over time I have become responsible for all production elements of the business to include product assembly, the Machine Shop, PCB Test and Stores. In addition to this I manage all of our ISO standards ‘Quality, Environmental, Health & Safety and Ex Products’ as well as taking care of the overall company facilities. I like to be kept busy and enjoy the variety of work which my job entails.
I joined Valeport in 2013 and became the Service Manager in 2017. I manage the day to day running of the service department, liaising with customers who need technical support or an update on their units when it is in for service. Since I was a child, I have always enjoyed taking things apart and trying to understand how they work - so for me the main enjoyment is taking something that is broken and making it work again.
Head of Business Development
I joined the company in February 2014. As Head of Business Development I am 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.
Head of Customer Service
I joined Valeport in 1987 as a final work placement for my mechanical engineering degree. I started work as a mechanical design engineer and later moved on to writing software for displaying instrument data. I have progressed through the company over the last 32 years and currently manage the service & calibration, customer support and IT functions and I am a member of the senior management team.
I joined Valeport in 2004 as a Purchasing Assistant and work in a team of three. I enjoy working with our Suppliers to find the best materials for Valeport departments to use in the development and manufacture of our products.
I joined Valeport Ltd in September 1994. I manage the Logistics Department, control Sales contracts and provide support to the Sales Department.
Head of Purchasing
I have worked at Valeport since 1982. I am responsible for the company purchasing activity, including establishing and maintaining supplier relationships. I also ensure parts are delivered on time to meet our customers demand
Machine Shop Manager
I have worked at Valeport for over 16 years and managed our team of highly skilled machinists for 11 of those years. With over 40 years experience in engineering, and still learning, I enjoy my work at Valeport and have the confidence in my team to know that our machined parts are of the highest quality.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, and anything to do with motorsport.