Chris joined Privet Capital in 2013. Chris is an operational specialist with over 20 years’ experience in management as a finance director and CEO implementing operational efficiency at every level.
Prior to joining Privet, Chris was the Group CEO of Serco, a FTSE 100 outsourcing company. During his tenure, Serco’s compound growth in turnover and profit was over 15%.
He holds degrees from the Natal University in Durban and Harvard Business School.
Jonathan is the Manufacturing Manager for the Defence & Security division at Pyser Optics, bringing with him 20 years of experience in high-precision machining, fabrication and clean-room electro-mechanical assembly.
Driving technology-led improvements to systems and processes, Jonathan is a strong believer that investment in the people is key to the success of any manufacturing business.
Jonathan is a member of the ERP, H&S and QA committees, contributing to a range of activities throughout the wider business.
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Ian came to the company with over 30 years of international defence industry experience covering the Land, Air and Naval domains. A key area of Ian’s expertise is military imaging and night vision and for the past 20 years he has been managing international business development and sales teams.
After qualifying as a marine Radio & Radar Officer Ian joined the Marconi company before moving to EMI Electronics, where he initially worked on missile telemetry systems. He then became heavily involved with the emerging military exploitation of Thermal Imaging and the associated fire control systems technologies. He was directly involved with the development and production of the first Thermal Imaging systems (OTIS & Spyglass) fielded by the British Army. Through various company acquisitions and mergers Ian worked for Thorn EMI Electronics and Pilkington Optronics, which in 2000 was renamed Thales.
Prior to joining Pyser Ian had lived in Stockholm, where he was the Nordic Region Director for the Thales Group.
Divisional Head - Graticules
Neil Blackford has 20 years’ experience in the micropattern industry, working with key manufacturers and suppliers around the world. From light and electron microscopy, through analytical instruments and metrology to space and defence applications Neil is familiar with the needs of these markets. Backed-up by a team of skilled technicians and technical support, the Graticules Division is set-up to provide solutions for you
Peter Solman is the Engineering Manager at Pyser Optics and has over 12 years’ experience in system and Product design. Peter also has over 20 years weapon experience.
Having now worked as a manager for the last 6 years has successfully delivered hi risk projects on time that meet the requirements.
Peter began his Engineering career as an Apprentice repairing Rolls Royce Jet turbine engines and has since worked in Medical, Automotive and Defence.
John is a marketing professional with over 10 years’ experience creating and managing digital campaigns and content to engage and build relationships.
John’s particular strengths lie in strategic campaign planning and execution, marketing communications and branding within the B2B/B2C business environments.
Starting his career for a B2B marketing agency side in London, John has also worked for B2B technical product companies and most recently in the B2C education and training sector for the UK’s first College of Advanced Technology.
John leads and is responsible for all companywide Marketing, managing and delivering all corporate and divisional marketing activities.
CONTACT PYSER OPTICS
Pyser Optics / Fircroft Way / Edenbridge / Kent / TN8 6HA / United Kingdom
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