Management team

//Management team
Management team 2017-07-26T15:10:30+00:00

Terry Graham: Managing Director –  As Managing Director of the Zircotec Group, Terry is a highly experienced international business leader with a long standing business management background, primarily in high technology and innovation with a focus on the commercialisation of growth businesses and early stage ventures. Terry led the management buy-out of Zircotec Ltd. which is now one of the companies within the group. His early stage career was in the UK Nuclear Industry, working as a mechanical/nuclear engineer. Terry is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Graeme Barette: Sales Director – Graeme Joined Zircotec in 2014 to start a new division of the business. Due to success, he progressed into the role of Sales Director for the Group. His career began within sales in the automotive sector and has continued within the industry in various positions to develop and build long standing OEM and key accounts relationships. He brings with him a focus on development of our OEM and key account portfolio and a desire to improve the customer experience.

Chris Barette: Finance Director – Chris joined Zircotec in 2009 following 29 years in various accounts roles within a scientific research environment and 3 years in domestic banking.  His focuses are both the financials and strategy of the business.

Linda Dowdell: Quality Manager – Linda has worked across a number of specialist market industries primarily in Customer Service and Sales Management. Linda joined the growing sales team at Zircotec in early 2011 as a Sales Manager. In 2015 she progressed to a new role within Zircotec managing projects to enhance the future development and growth of the business.

Keith Johnston: Production Manager – Before joining Zircotec, Keith worked as production manager for a leading global (Tier 1/ OEM) automotive parts supplier. He successfully managed and developed a large manufacturing department  (80+ operators), growing the business onto a new site to meet increasing production demands. Keith has a vast amount of experience in production management, planning, Lean Manufacturing, and the delivery of OEM quality standards. He is is certified in six sigma, 5s, 8D investigation, health & safety and has brought with him a strong commitment to quality and continuous improvement that allows us to continue to deliver superior value to our customers.

Dr Andrew Turner: Chief Scientist – As Principle Technologist, Andrew is a key driver in the development of our coatings and heat shield products, providing key support to our ongoing technical projects. Andrew has held a series of senior research and management positions within the UK Atomic Energy Authority, AEA Technology and Accentus. During his career Andrew has been involved with research and development, technical innovation and product engineering with a focus on surface and process chemistry. Andrew is a highly respected scientist and has published widely, including 16 peer reviewed scientific papers and 50 published conference presentations. He has also contributed to 15 books and 60 patent applications. Andrew holds a DPhil, Electrochemistry and MA, Chemistry from the University of Oxford.