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At Quadra, you will always be surrounded by a highly driven, talented team and we encourage our employees to contribute their ideas, and personal development to help shape our success story – whether you are designing or developing, in customer support, sales, marketing or finance – we are always on the lookout for new talents in various departments.Join Our Team
- Simon DobsonDirectorView Profile
- Steve DobsonDirectorView Profile
- Rob HargreavesTechnical DirectorView Profile
- Keith WatkinsTechnical DirectorView Profile
- Michelle HoldenAutodesk Sales ManagerView Profile
- Paul YoungZuken Account ManagerView Profile
- Claire BrandOffice ManagerView Profile
- Steve TaylorApplication EngineerView Profile
- Kieran WilliamsApplication EngineerView Profile
- Matt HutchinsonApplication EngineerView Profile
- Andy LaycockApplication EngineerView Profile
- Marc EnglandPCB DesignerView Profile
As the Managing Director at Quadra, a leading CAD software specialist and PCB design bureau since 1999, I am passionate about driving innovation and transforming businesses through leading technological solutions. With a proven track record of success in the industry, I specialise in bespoke solutions that optimise operational efficiency, streamline processes and elevate business performance.
I have been thinking a lot about what I should tell you about me that will encourage you to select Quadra as a supplier of software, technical support or PCB design and manufacturing services.
At sixteen years of age I embarked on a traditional mechanical and production engineering apprenticeship, pretty soon after I came out of my time I left GEC and moved to TDS Circuits in late 1981. At the time TDS were one of the foremost PCB fabricators in the UK manufacturing some of the most advanced and complex PCBs.
I have spent the last forty plus years working in the PCB industry, I am passionate about PCB Design Fabrication and Assembly, at Quadra we strive for complete customer satisfaction, we believe in lasting, mutually beneficial business relationships.
I am driven by my passion for innovation in the world of technology. I thrive in orchestrating complex technical projects and my main focus is Vault implementations.
I am the Technical Director for PCB design at Quadra. My main areas of expertise are impedance control, PI and SI analysis, DDR2,3,4 and PCI.
I am trained in advanced technologies, design for manufacture and high-density circuit boards. I have been involved in many industry projects over the years including, aerospace, defence and automotive.
I have over 20 years’ experience in customer account and people management both B2B & B2C. Yes, you did read that correctly I said 20 years…I know I’ve aged well. Over the years I have managed customer accounts for bulk fuel, fuel cards, telephone systems and all the bits that come with it. The majority of my career however, was spent in banking, working for the RBS group. I spent 6 of those years working for Ulster Bank in Northern Ireland, where I managed group projects and branches.
So, what brought me to Quadra I hear you ask? Well…
I moved back home to be closer to family and decided to embark on a degree in Law…it wasn’t for me however; I did pick up some useful skills.
Just over 5 years ago an opportunity opened up at Quadra and I was fortunate enough to be offered the position of account manager, looking after MFG and AEC customers. Then the challenge began, having little experience in either sector it was time to put the recently acquired academic skills to use and swat up. I must have done ok because I have built up a good customer base and built some fantastic relationships while helping customers improve workflows and increase revenue.
I have since received a promotion and now also look after the Autodesk sales team.
A little bit about me personally (as if you haven’t read enough) I have 2 children now both in their mid to late teens. I have 2 horses, 2 dogs and 2 cats. I think I have a thing for even numbers and animals. Oh, and I really like Gin.
I joined the Quadra Sales Team in July 2021 and I am involved with all things PCB related including eCADSTAR, PCB Design Services, Board Manufacture and Assembly and Training. This includes Customer Account Management, Quotations, Demonstrations, Liaising with our PCB Design Team and Manufacturing Team as well as providing assistance for our eCADSTAR Essential and IPC CID / CID+ Training Courses.
I have 20+ years of experience in Sales and Administration, which enables me to have a good understanding of customer requirements along with a good knowledge of our Admin systems.
In my spare time, my interests include family, socialising and most sports.
As Office Administrator, I am the Head of our team of 3. We work closely together within our friendly and busy office.
I’m a proud Mum of 2 grown-up boys and a keen Formula 1 fan.
Since joining the company in April 2021, I must admit I thoroughly enjoy coming to work!
I am an IT systems administrator across various sites, mainly looking after on-premise servers.
I’ve also studied genetics and quantum mechanics and have a keen interest in transport.
I started my career in research and development, upon returning to higher education to complete an MSc I worked as an associate lecturer in both electronics and mechatronics before joining Quadra in 2021 as an Applications Engineer / PCB Designer.
As an application engineer, I predominantly work within application support offering continued support to our customers and training in eCADSTAR, whilst working closely with sales to help inform new customers of the capabilities of the tool we use. I also undertake PCB design and reverse engineering work in both CADSTAR and eCADSTAR to serve the other half of my role.
I have been with Quadra for 15 years ( some say part of the furniture! )
My role revolves around All things Inventor, Vault and Coding. Whether that’s Installs, Support, Training or Customising.
I have a background in Fabrication and Mechanical and Electrical service drawing. I have produced working construction and installed drawings for the AEC sector and used AutoCAD for over 30, I also have many years of experience in Inventor, Revit, AutoCAD Electrical, Plant 3D and several other Autodesk products. I have also held Autodesk ACP & ACI accreditations for over 6 years, and this year I will attain the Gold Level in Autodesk’s Certified Instructor Programme.
I have a passion for enabling and empowering people and organisations to achieve the best possible outcomes with the Autodesk software they already use and helping them get from “where they are” to “where they want to be” in their particular sectors.
I also have an interest in the implementation of BIM, several years ago I attained the Qualification of BRE BIM Practitioner and have educated many people in the BS/PAS1192 protocol and am in the process of upgrading those skills and qualifications with the BSI to align the new and evolving ISO19650.
Personally, I enjoy triathlons, Outdoor sports, Gymnastics, and playing the drums.
I have worked in the PCB design industry for over 38 years, I have designed a wide range of boards from cost-effective high volume products to highly complex analogue/digital systems for a wide range of industries including nuclear and medical.
My main areas of expertise include Signal Integrity/EMC, SI and PI, analogue, digital, SMPS and RF microwave design.
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