Meet the Team


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.


Dr Dan Marshall, Cathodic Protection Engineering Manager, (BSc, PhD, M.I.Corr) has 13 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 as a Senior Corrosion technologist by NACE (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 October 2006.

Dr Kevin Kendell, Middle East Technical Sales Manager, has a background in Applied Chemistry, PhD in Corrosion Remediation and has in excess of 25 years’ experience in the corrosion industry especially corrosion control of concrete structures. Kevin is an active member of NACE & ICorr and has written many technical papers. A highly respected engineer throughout the Middle East, he is an expert in cathodic protection systems for reinforced concrete structures & industrial plants including surveys, design, commissioning & operation. 

Ed Sparks, Project Sales Manager, obtained a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from Loughborough University in 2005 and has gained wide experience in the CP industry in technical sales over 11 years. Ed is responsible for major project sales and marketing, focusing on securing major contracts and managing key accounts.  Over the years he has developed an extensive knowledge of CP applications and the wider industry.

Chris Martin, Field Operations Manager, has worked in the CP industry for over 9 years and is responsible for a team of Engineers and Technicians involved in the installation, operation and maintenance of CP systems worldwide.  He is well informed in modern CP design techniques, the application of computer aided fault finding and survey techniques, (CIPS, DCVG, ACVG) and electronic management of monitoring and maintenance data. He has also a broad knowledge of most CP applications including, Pipelines, Jetties, Offshore Structures, Tank Farms, Refineries, and Process Plants with working experience in the UK, Middle East, North Africa, Europe and South America.

Marcus Hardy, Technical Manager, has been with CPCL for 8 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.

Stuart Martin, Sales Manager, has worked in the CP industry in excess of 10 years.  He is the key contact with American Innovations, responsible for sales in the region, and oversees the work of the internal sales team. 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.


Simon Filmore, Senior Cathodic Protection Engineer, has an electrical background with over 20 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, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and Gibraltar.

Alessandro Bonetti, Cathodic Protection Engineer, (BSc, MSc) has over 5 years’ experience in the corrosion industry.  He has an MSc in Materials Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and is certified Level 2 in CP for metallic structures in sea water and buried metallic 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.

Matthew Emery, Cathodic Protection Engineer, obtained an MSc in Mathematics & Physics at Bath University.  Working in the projects department, Matt’s responsibilities include concept design, technical documentation, site activities and CP modelling using the BEASY software package, with which he is an expert having worked with BEASY for 3 years.

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.


Matthew Lamb, Anti-Fouling Product Manager, (BEng (Hons) Degree in Manufacturing Engineering) has over 26 years’ experience in industry.  Previously working in the pump industry, Matthew has over 11 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.


Jordan Hemming, Software Engineer, obtained 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.

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.


Paul Williams, Project Engineer, has 25 years’ experience in cathodic protection systems both in the UK and abroad. Paul is familiar with most aspects of cathodic protection including survey, design and supply, installation and maintenance of onshore and offshore applications. He has extensive experience in the supervision of drilling companies and crews for deep well ground bed application, resistivity surveys and Close Interval Potential Surveys. Also has a working knowledge of marine anti-fouling systems and internal corrosion monitoring and inhibitors.

Ivan Preston, Senior CP Technician, has a vast amount of experience in the CP industry, and has been with the company for over 20 years.  During this time he has developed an unrivalled knowledge of CP techniques in the field, and has worked throughout the world in a supervisory capacity on a variety of high profile projects.

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.

Jason Greatorex, CP Technician, has a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and is registered ICorr CP Level 2 in Underground and Immersed Structures.  He has worked as part of the Field Services team since 2009, and has gained valuable experience in the assembly and installation of cathodic protection equipment in on-site locations, including anti fouling systems. as well as site surveying.

Motaz Abbas, CP Technician, 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.

Tom Pain, Technical Services Co-ordinator, has been with CPCL for 4 years since leaving Manchester Metropolitan University with a BSc in Geography.  His role is to plan, execute, and track the technical requirements for the service technicians, working closely with the Field Services Manager.  Tom is also certified ICorr CP Level 1 and is a Prince2 Practitioner.