Meet the Team

DIRECTOR

Rob Holden, Managing Director, (BSc (Hons) Degree in Engineering and Master’s Degree in Business Administration). Rob has over 20 years’ business management experience including 10 years at senior manager/director level in a FTSE 100 engineering company. He has extensive international experience and has spent most of his career working in the fields of Operations Management, Quality Management and Business Improvement. He is responsible for the strategic leadership of CPCL and ensuring that company resources are established, maintained, and directed to ensure that our corporate goal of complete customer satisfaction is consistently achieved.

Chris Martin, Operations Directorhas worked in the CP industry for over 14 years his key responsibility is for delivery of the company’s products and services to clients. As part of Chris’s development, he attended the Cranfield University ‘Advanced Development Programme in 2018,  he is also responsible for the Field Services Division which consists of a team of Engineers and Technicians involved in the Installation, Operation and Maintenance of CP systems worldwide.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Dr Dan Marshall, Cathodic Protection Engineering Manager, (BSc, PhD, M.I.Corr) has over 20 years’ experience in the corrosion industry. Dan obtained a PhD in Corrosion Science from The Corrosion and Protection Centre, UMIST UK, in 2000, is a Member of The Institute of Corrosion; and is certified in accordance with BS EN 15257:2006 as a Level III Senior Cathodic Protection Engineer (L3CP/B/M/I/010) and by NACE as a Senior Corrosion Technologist (certificate number 10078). He is the Senior Cathodic Protection Engineer in the Project Department covering the design of CP systems, submission of technical and commercial quotations, project management and overseeing the project department. Dan has worked on numerous CP projects in Africa (North and Sub-Saharan), Middle East, Far East and Europe and joined CPCL in 2006.

Marcus Hardy, Technical Manager, has been with CPCL for 5 years, initially in the role of Production Manager, moving to Technical Manager in 2011. Marcus is responsible for engineering the company’s products to maintain the quality and performance standards our customers require, he is also responsible for the CAD team, and is management representative for the company’s ISO9001/ISO14001/ISO18001 management systems.

Ed Sparks, Sales Managerobtained a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from Loughborough University in 2005. He has over 13 years’ experience in the cathodic protection industry and has developed an extensive knowledge of CP applications and the wider industry. Ed is responsible for major project sales and marketing, focusing on securing major contracts and managing key accounts.

Stuart Martin, Sales Manager, has worked in the CP industry in excess of 12 years.  He is the key contact with American Innovations, responsible for sales in the region. Stuart also technically supports PCS Software and Allegro applications in the European and the Middle East, and supports our Dubai office operations with the Project Management of projects in the UAE and Saudi Arabia ey skills include preparation and submittal of materials sales quotations / bid packages, development of new markets and servicing of existing client base.

Project Expediting

Adam Weatherill, Project Manager, obtained a BA (Hons) in Business Management and has over 11 years’ experience working at CPCL. Adam is responsible for managing the project administration team, handling all material supply projects within the company.  Adam oversees the planning, execution, procurement and logistics of the material supply projects ensuring clients demands are met.

CATHODIC PROTECTION ENGINEERING

Simon Filmore, Project Engineer, has an electrical background with over 25 years’ experience in the cathodic protection industry.  Simon has experience in sacrificial and impressed current cathodic protection systems including design, site surveys, installation, commissioning, monitoring and maintenance.  He is trained to Level 2 Cathodic Protection Technician, ICorr approved and is also a trained First Aider.  He has field experience in the UK, Middle East, North Africa, Central Africa, Europe and Asia.

Alessandro Bonetti, Cathodic Protection Engineer(BSc, MSc) has over 8 years’ experience in the corrosion industry.  He has an MSc in Materials Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and is Icorr certified as Level 3 Senior CP Engineer for underground and immersed structures, marine metallic structures and inner surfaces of metallic container structures. He works in the Project Department covering the design of CP systems, technical and commercial quotations and site activities.  He has worked extensively around the world, both on and offshore, including Italy, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Turkey, Egypt, Iran, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.

ANTI FOULING

Matthew Lamb, Anti-Fouling Product Manager(BEng (Hons) Degree in Manufacturing Engineering) has over 30 years’ experience in industry.  Previously working in the pump industry, Matthew has over 13 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of marine anti-fouling systems.  Matthew ensures that all of our anti-fouling systems are designed, engineered and manufactured according to client specifications.  He has worked on projects for major oil & gas companies around the world, including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Turkey, Egypt, Australia, USA and Indonesia.  He has recently completed the OPITO approved BOSIET and MIST training for offshore working.

 

TRANSFORMER RECTIFIERS

Rob Mason, TR Applications Engineer, has a BTEC Level 3 in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and has been with CPCL for over 5 years.  He started work building and testing the TR units and has now moved on to designing the range.  As with most engineers in the company, Rob has travelled extensively to sites around the world.

Martin Spriggs  TR Applications Engineer, has been with CPCL for over 6 years, during which time he has built, tested and now designs the company's range of transformer rectifiers. He has also extensive experience of site work and installations around the globe.  Arriving at CPCL with an ONC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Martin is now working towards his HNC.

Jordan Hemming, Software Engineerobtained a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from Manchester University.  He has over 5 years’ experience in the development of Remote Control and Monitoring Systems for the Cathodic Protection industry, and joined CPCL in March, 2014.

FIELD SERVICES

Tom Pain, Field Services Project Manager, has been with CPCL for 6 years since leaving Manchester Metropolitan University with a BSc in Geography.  His role is to plan, manage, and track project requirements for the Field Services department, working closely with the Operations Director. Tom is also responsible for bidding and quoting projects that requires a site presence such as system surveying or installation work.  Tom is also certified as an ICorr CP Level 1 Technician, a Prince2 Practitioner and has completed the IOSH Managing Safely course.

Roberto Galindo, Senior CP Technician, is a highly experienced engineer and CP surveyor with over 18 years’ experience, MSc in civil engineering and is ICorr Level 2working on a wide range of major projects in Europe, Middle East, Asia, North Africa, South America and Turkey.  In 2009 he was appointed CPCL's Libya Branch Technical Manager, involving the completion of tenders and quotations as well as the day to day liaison with clients.

Chris Pimm, Survey Supervisor, has worked for CPCL for 8 years, specialising in the supervision of CIPS and DCVG surveys.  During which time he has been involved with large clients such as Southern Gas Networks, Scotia Gas Networks, National Grid and Wales & West Utilities, and has worked around the globe from Madagascar to the Falkland Islands.  Chris has undertaken considerable specialist training, and is qualified at ICorr CP Level 1 and Level 2 Coating Inspector.

Jonathan Moss, CP Technician, is certified ICorr CP Level 1 and ICorr Pipeline Coating Inspector Level 2, and has a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. Jon has been with CPCL for over 8 years, and has had a wide range of experience, working on some of CPCL's biggest contracts, including the Thames Barrier, Immingham Oil Terminal and for Interserve Defence in the Falkland Islands.

Dr Eric Liu, Cathodic Protection Engineer, with a BSc and MSc in Chemistry and a Doctorate in Nano Chemistry, has worked for CPCL for over 8 years.  Having previously been based in our Middle East office, he is now back in Grantham and specialises in ICCP design and sacrificial anode systems in concrete structures and has been heavily involved in such major projects as Ras Laffan in Qatar, the Louvre in Abu Dhabi and Zirku Island, UAE. Eric is also NACE Level 2 CP Technician certified.

Motaz Abbas, CP Engineer, is based in Jordan and gives more depth to CPCL's Middle East operations.  With a BSc in Chemical Engineering and NACE CP Level 2, Motaz brings a high level of technical and practical knowledge to the company, and has worked on major global projects, including Saudi Arabia, Libya and Azerbaijan.