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John Severn, Finance Director
During his career, John has been number one in finance for a series of businesses ranging from precision light-metal engineering to specialist polymer sheet manufacture. A theme running through each appointment has been the management of change – amalgamation of businesses, relocation of factories and a consolidation onto fewer operating sites.
John joined Parvalux in 2008, initially to assist in the relocation of EMD from Essex to Dorset.
With Parvalux and EMD firmly established together in Bournemouth, John is concentrating on combining and developing the companies' financial reporting and control systems.
Mark Shearer, Commercial Director
Mark joined the Parvalux board in September 2013. He arrived from Arrow Electronics where he held the position of Sales Director - with responsibility for €150m of sales across Europe - selling high-tech electronic components to 15000 OEM (original equipment manufacturers) and CEM (contract electronic manufactures) customers.
With over 25 years’ commercial experience, most of which has been spent within the electronic component distribution market, Mark brings a wealth of sales, marketing, product management and e-commerce experience to our management team.
Demonstrating leadership & experience in building strong go-to-market strategies and implementing clear customer value propositions, Mark is ideally placed to drive the Parvalux global business strategy.
Nick Spetch, Managing Director
Although Nick joined us directly from IMI Cornelius, where as European Director he held P&L responsibility for a £40m aftermarket operation, the lion's share of Nick's business experience was earned during a lengthy stay at global electronics distributor RS Components. There, over a thirteen-year period, he specialised in sales, logistics and e-commerce achieving success first as General Manager of wholly owned subsidiary Electrospeed and then as Group Director of Sales for the UK and Ireland responsible for a staff of 500 and a P&L of £350M.
Nick, a qualified Electrical & Electronics Engineer, is a keen advocate of strategic planning and has a hands-on approach to deliver both individual and team success.
Martin Pennock, Technical Director
Martin plays a pivotal role in ensuring our product design quality remains first-class by guiding the product development process through from concept to production, covering design validation, materials and component specification, tooling requirements, rapid prototyping, production/assembly guidance and product testing.
Martin’s engineering career began at Numatic International as a Senior Motor Applications Engineer where he spent over a decade spearheading critical projects.
Martin marries a passion for engineering with first-class analytical, design and problem solving skills to ensure we maintain consistently high quality standards.
Steven Clark, CEO
Steven is a creative and gifted entrepreneur, providing leadership to both the Clark Group and individually to Parvalux. Steven began his formal working career in 1984 with a manufacturing apprenticeship within Parvalux itself. After taking the helm of Parvalux as CEO in 2004, he began rebuilding Parvalux into a modern sales and product driven environment, expanding the business organically and through its acquisition of EMD.
Steven brings a considerable enthusiasm and natural insight into the Parvalux business and has focussed on developing a first-class management team to participate and lead the growth of Parvalux in the future.
In tandem to Parvalux, Steven has developed his entrepreneurial interests within private and commercial real estate, and high-profile retail investment. Thus was borne the business foundations for the Clark Group; engineering, property and retail.
With investments in a number of significant UK enterprises, Steven's contribution has been to facilitate and guide the overall strategic direction of each entity, as well as providing financial backing.
Chris Reynolds, IT and Production Director
Before joining us, Chris worked for senior IT Management and Consultancy firms specifically within large-scale distribution and manufacturing companies.
In the five years prior to joining Parvalux, Chris in particular worked as a business consultant specialising in examining, analysing and improving business processes through the application of technology. This involved implementing and enhancing IT systems to encourage efficiency gains whilst still improving service levels.
Having initially worked for Parvalux as a business consultant, Chris joined us to head up the integration of a new ERP system. With success under his belt, his role was broadened to manage both IT and Production, applying IT technologies to utilise resources effectively and to ensure products are manufactured on-time and to rigorous quality standards.