Meet the Matcon Management Team

We are committed to building a culture of operational excellence to deliver outstanding performance to our customers.

As the Management Team it is our role to build great teams. We do this guided by the IDEX values of TRUST TEAM & EXCELLENCE which encourage our employees to do and be their best every day.  We would like to think that this is then reflected in the way we work with our customers and suppliers, building strong relationships based on honesty, respect and collaboration.

Helping our local community

Our employees have nominated The Vale of Evesham School, a specialist school for Cognition and Learning to receive our fundraising and volunteering support this year.  So far during 2016 and 2017 we have given over 80 hours working in the school’s sensory garden area laying foundations and painting play-equipment.  We have also been lucky enough to secure funding from the IDEX Foundation which will be used to purchase a large hammock and sunken trampoline that facilitates movement, balance and muscle tone.  Read the full article here.

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Meet the matcon management team

Stephen Ball

Managing Director

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Grant Munro

Operations Director

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Mike Allsopp

HR Business Partner

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Andre Goodson

Global Systems
Director

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Richard Lockwood

Pharmaceutical Business
Line Director

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Dave Bowles

Business Optmisation
Director

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James Duncan

Customer Excellence
Director

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Danny Lane

Strategic Sourcing
Manager

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Brian Andrews

Operations Manager

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Kathryn Perry

Marketing Director MPT

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Stephen Ball

Managing Director

Stephen is passionate about Matcon, our employees and our customers. Since becoming Managing Director he has re-focussed and re-engaged the business which has directly led to Matcon increasing customer satisfaction and our Order Intake.

Stephen took the position of Managing Director in January 2016, having previously been the Finance Director since joining Matcon in 2013. 

He has extensive Finance and Management experience having worked for a number of successful organisations ostensibly in the UK Manufacturing sector.

Grant Munro

Operations Director

Grant joined the leadership team in January 2019 to ensure that the Operations Team are well positioned to provide exceptional levels of service to our internal and external customers as well as taking responsibility for Operational Strategy to deliver on our commitments, EH&S Compliance, Quality, and OTIF.

After beginning his career as a Civil Engineer and working for several successful organisations within the UK Manufacturing industry, he has gained extensive Operations experience in Lean manufacturing techniques and qualified as a Lean Practitioner in 2015.

Grant’s desire to build meaningful relationships with customers and suppliers led with integrity and trust will be key to building on the foundations of our commitment to customer satisfaction.

Mike Allsopp

HR Business Partner

The HR department ensures we have the capability to meet business needs through the management of our most valuable resource – our employees.

As a team they handle the usual broad spectrum of HR activities with particular emphasis on Employee Engagement and ensuring that we as a company uphold the values of TRUST, TEAM and EXCELLENCE.  By supporting these values our employees are given the opportunity to be and to do their best every day.

Mike has extensive experience gained in both the UK public and private sectors, and has been leading the HR team at Matcon since March 2014.

Andre Goodson

Global Systems Director

Andre is responsible for overseeing the development of the Systems team and business.

Andre uses his wealth of commercial leadership experience to manage our sales processes, ensuring we are customer focused.

He has been with IDEX Corp for over 7 years working in the air compressor side of the business and has previously enjoyed business leadership roles on both sides of the Atlantic - living in Michigan for two years.

Richard Lockwood

Pharmaceutical Business Line Director

Richard is responsible for overseeing the continued growth of the Pharmaceutical side of Matcon’s business.

His role encompasses working with our dedicated, regionally based team to further expand our presence within the generic OSD industry in India & Bangladesh, ensuring we deliver on our promise of Customer Excellence.  Additionally providing specialist, strategic support to our global Sales teams when needed to maintain our competitive position in the pharmaceutical sector around the world.

A Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering with 20 years of experience in the food, pharmaceutical, oil & gas sectors along with a customer focussed approach allows Richard to help our Customers solve their material handling problems, working alongside them to understand not just the problem but its impact on their process.

Dave Bowles

Business Optimisation Director

Dave's is focussed on developing process improvements throughout all areas of the business as we continue to grow.

This entails embracing the continuous improvement methodology by holding Kaizen and Rapid Improvement Events across all business lines. Dave's main goal is to improve the overall efficiency of Matcon and to ensure we continue to provide the best possible product, quality and value to our customers as we build on our success in the market place in powder handling.

Dave is responsible for leading the New Product Development team, building on his 20 years of experience within the industry to ensure that Matcon continues to provide the right solutions for the powder challenges that clients face today and tomorrow. As the original inventors of Cone Valve technology Matcon are committed to investing in Powder technology development to ensure that innovation remains a core aspect of our business.

James Duncan

Customer Excellence Director

James is responsible for ensuring the customer excellence experience continues once the Matcon equipment is installed and commissioned.

With a global team of Service Account Managers you can be sure of local technical support to look after your production needs, provide guidance, training and advice on how to optimise and maintain your investment.  Our centrally based Customer Excellence Team organise our spare part and repeat equipment orders ensuring customer down-time is kept to a minimum.

James has been with Matcon for over 3 years employed in customer-facing roles, delivering technical and systems advice to new customers and existing Matcon systems users.

Danny Lane

Strategic Sourcing Manager

Danny is responsible for developing Matcon’s supply portfolio, ensuring transparency of spending by generating and implementing efficient sourcing and category management strategies. The focus is on the quality, cost, and delivery of goods and services into Matcon in line with our customer’s expectations.

The Supply and Purchasing teamwork alongside associated departments to manage the purchasing of goods and services in-line with production demands.

Danny has over twenty years’ experience working in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. He has worked within IDEX for three years, previously with Godiva Ltd.

Brian Andrews

Operations Manager

Brian is accountable for the smooth delivery of all our contracts within the business, ensuring we give first class service to our customers.

His team includes the disciplines of Project Management, Engineering, Purchasing and Compliance.  All are core functions that are essential to the successful implementation of a project from point of order, through Engineering & the factory and on to the customer site.

As a Chartered Engineer with nearly twenty years’ experience of pharmaceutical & material handling machinery, combined with his desire to fully understand the needs of the application, he has a passionate commitment to customer satisfaction.  

Kathryn Perry

Marketing Director MPT

The Marketing team ensures that our message reaches the right audiences in a consistent and attractive manner.

We cover a wide range of marketing disciplines which includes identifying the right exhibitions to attend around the world and then delivering a great show, maintaining a user-friendly website, writing Case Studies & White Papers, as well as working closely with our Sales team to ensure we help our customers on their buying journey.  

Kathryn is responsible for Marketing for the IDEX Material Processing Technologies platform which includes Matcon, Fitzpatrick, Quadro and Microfluidics companies. Coming from a consumer-based background in Consumer Insights gained at Mondelez, SmithKline & Boots.

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