The Team

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Chris Owen

Chris Owen

https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-owen-8384a7103/
Business Development Engineer - Middle East and Asia

Chris joined Vapormatt in 2012 and is currently responsible for developing all new and existing business in the Middle East and Asian territories. Starting his career as a commissioning engineer, Chris has developed an in-depth and hands on knowledge of our wet blasting machines.

+44 (0) 7720 974 443
David Clements

David Clements

https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-clements-12731956/
Business Development Engineer

David looks after our key strategic accounts with a core focus on customers in the carbide cutting industry. With an engineering background and over six years of wet blasting experience, David is able to offer deep analytic insight when helping customers find the right solution.

+44 (0) 7730 509 083
David Masters

David Masters

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Business Development Engineer - United Kingdom and Ireland

David ensures new and existing customers in the UK receive our world leading levels of service. As he was previously an Engineer in the Royal Navy, he has a good knowledge of the full Vapormatt product range.

+44 (0) 7850 776 291
Diane Naylor

Diane Naylor

Internal Sales Administrator

Diane joined the team in 2018 and helps ensure all customer requirements for spare parts and consumables delivered to a professional standard.

+44 (0) 1823 250318
Helen Brown

Helen Brown

https://www.linkedin.com/in/helen-brown-n%C3%A9e-flowers-68579518/
Finance Director

Starting her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers Helen gained a solid understanding of company finances and accounting practices. Before joining Vapormatt in 2015 Helen had a series of roles across a range of sectors brigning to Vapormatt a breadth of knowledge and experience.

Helen Costema

Helen Costema

https://www.linkedin.com/in/helen-costema-71651557/
Internal sales controller

Having joined Vapormatt in 2001 Helen has vast experience of the sales and service sides of the business. Today Helen is resposnible for day running of the internal sales team, ensuring that customers are dealt with in a professional manner.

+44 (0) 1823 250 315
Laura Jones

Laura Jones

Sales Administrator

Laura is responsible for all quotation work and supports the sales team with her organisational skills.

+44 (0) 1823 250 323
Marcus Hamilton

Marcus Hamilton

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Business Development Engineer - North America

Marcus joined Vapormatt from an aerospace and capital equipment background, with an engineering degree and excellent knowledge of process control. Marcus is currently responsible for our new and existing business in the North American markets, so he's the best point of contact for initial enquiries.

+44 (0) 7717 811 679
Mick Teague

Mick Teague

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mick-teague-90831748/
Executive Director

With a strong electrical engineering background, Mick joined Vapormatt in 1993 as a service engineer before quickly becoming the service manager for the company. After many years of working with wet blasting machines Mick became the Executive Director in 2004 following a company restructuring.

Peter Charles

Peter Charles

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Non-Executive Director

Peter brings an external view to the Vapormatt board to help steer the companies strategy with fresh eyes.

Robin Ashworth

Robin Ashworth

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Managing Director

Robin joined Vapormatt in the 1980s as the 3rd generation of the Ashworth family to be involved with wet blasting. During his time, Robin has held many roles from design to commissioning and sales, to service. Robin took on the role of Managing Director in 2003 when the company was restructured.

Ryan Ashworth

Ryan Ashworth

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-ashworth-a5582915/
Business Development Engineer - Europe

Ryan joined Vapormatt in 2012 and is currently responsible for developing all new and existing business within Europe. Working closely with our team of channel partners Ryan will be able to direct any machines, spares or general enquiries you may have about wet blasting.

+44 (0) 7785 235 518
Terry Ashworth

Terry Ashworth

https://www.linkedin.com/in/terry-ashworth-6b251a66/
Technical Director

Terry has been with Vapormatt since the beginning when he founded the company with Stewart Ashworth in 1978. With a deep understanding of the wet blast process Terry provides direction for the design, research and development within Vapormatt and also holds several patents.

Tim England

Tim England

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Sales Director

With over 30 years of sales experience Tim joined Vapormatt in 2015 and is responsible for all commercial matters at a strategic level. With the main focus on managing and developing the sales team, his background in running globally focused sales divisions ensures all our customers get the correct attention and levels of service that is expected from our teams.

+44 (0) 7850 773 106

Australia

Syntech Surface Finishing specialists, which has been in operation since the mid 1970’s, has well over thirty years experience in the Surface Finishing equipment and consumable market.

Belgium

De Ploeg Techniek B.V.

Sinds 1960 een begrip op het gebied van de oppervlaktebehandeling. We leveren premium kwaliteit machines, proces media en onderdelen. Alles onderbouwd met een gedegen en professioneel advies. Ook voor loonwerk, service en onderhoud staan we graag voor u klaar. Alles uit één hand!

Depuis 1960 un concept dans le domaine du traitement de surface. Nous fournissons des machines, des supports et des pièces de qualité supérieure. Le tout accompaggné de conseils approfondis et professionnels. Nous sommes également heureux de vous aider pour toutes prestations contractuelles, le service et la maintenance. Le tout à portée de main!

China

亞盛精密机械有限公司 (英文名 Asia Consult Corporation) 于2001年创建。     我们专注于特定细分市场的专业客户需求,如精密数控刀具行业(涂层、湿喷砂、真空清洗设备)、电机行业(线圈加工设备)、高精密批量零

制造业(专用机床等)等,在这些行业与多家世界顶尖机床设备厂家紧密合作, 负责这些设备中国市场的销售及售后服务工作。

我们在中国上海及瑞士设有办事处,同时在上海的保税仓库有常用的设备备件。   我们的技术服务人员随时应答客户的要求,第一时间到达客户现场解决问题。

高质量、高精度的生产设备及高效、专业的服务是我们信奉的宗旨! 欢迎随时与我们联系, 了解我们的产品非凡的性能!

Czech Republic

IPP Praha se již více než 20 let specializuje na dodávky špičkových zařízení a technologií pro povrchové úpravy a čištění kovových dílů a forem.

Kromě zařízení pro mokré tryskání Vapormatt  máme pro každý obor  zastoupení prvotřídních západoevropských firem  s rozsáhlými referencemi  v celé Evropě vč. ČR.

Dodávaná zařízení zahrnují prakticky všechny velikosti od malých van a kabin, až po rozsáhlé plně automatické linky vč. ultrazvukových a galvanických nebo myčky velkorozměrných dílů (např. železniční soukolí).

V případě zájmu nás kontaktujte, k zařízením zajišťujeme též servis a náhradní díly.

France

EPIC Sarl

Après une expérience commerciale dans les fixations automobiles, j'ai découvert l'orthopédie par la forge des tiges de hanches, puis la fonderie, l'usinage, les traitements de surface (DLC, TiN, macro-poreux à base de billes), les emballages, l'injection plastique, le polissage et le nettoyage, la céramique, le Peek et les matériaux résorbables.

Ces expériences de plusieurs années complétées par des formations techniques spécialisées en métallurgie, en plasturgie mais aussi en qualité, en réglementation ou en microbiologie m'ont donné une bonne vision du secteur et de ses problématiques.

Aujourd'hui, je représente des technologies européennes de fabrication d'implants et de matériaux implantables à des prix compétitifs face aux leaders monopolistiques du marché.

Italy

I.M.U.-International Macchine Utensili S.p.A. , fondata nel 1963, si compone di 2 Divisioni:

Macchine Utensili

  • Utensili& Trattamenti Superficiali

Grazie alla lunga partnership con Vapormatt ed oltre 30 anni di esperienza nella sabbiatura ad umido, I.M.U.  è a disposizione del mercato italiano per esaminare e risolvere  problemi relativi al trattamento superficiale dei metalli mediante  sabbiatura ad umido, tecnologia ecologica ante-litteram e tuttora moderna. 

Luxembourg

De Ploeg Techniek B.V.

Sinds 1960 een begrip op het gebied van de oppervlaktebehandeling. We leveren premium kwaliteit machines, proces media en onderdelen. Alles onderbouwd met een gedegen en professioneel advies. Ook voor loonwerk, service en onderhoud staan we graag voor u klaar. Alles uit één hand!

Depuis 1960 un concept dans le domaine du traitement de surface. Nous fournissons des machines, des supports et des pièces de qualité supérieure. Le tout accompaggné de conseils approfondis et professionnels. Nous sommes également heureux de vous aider pour toutes prestations contractuelles, le service et la maintenance. Le tout à portée de main!

Netherlands

De Ploeg Techniek B.V.

Sinds 1960 een begrip op het gebied van de oppervlaktebehandeling. We leveren premium kwaliteit machines, proces media en onderdelen. Alles onderbouwd met een gedegen en professioneel advies. Ook voor loonwerk, service en onderhoud staan we graag voor u klaar. Alles uit één hand!

Depuis 1960 un concept dans le domaine du traitement de surface. Nous fournissons des machines, des supports et des pièces de qualité supérieure. Le tout accompaggné de conseils approfondis et professionnels. Nous sommes également heureux de vous aider pour toutes prestations contractuelles, le service et la maintenance. Le tout à portée de main!

New Zealand

Syntech Surface Finishing specialists is a wholly owned New Zealand company, which has been in operation since the mid 1970’s, has well over thirty years experience in the Surface Finishing equipment and consumable market.

 

Poland

Poltech Trading

Poltech Trading jest rodzinną firmą o niemal 20 letniej tradycji i całkowicie polskim kapitale. Jesteśmy multidyscyplinarną organizacją opartą na wiedzy.

Rozpoczęliśmy działalność w roku 1999 jako specjaliści w projektowaniu, produkcji i uruchamianiu urządzeń do strumieniowościernego przygotowania powierzchni.

Jest wyłącznym dystrybutorem innowacyjnej technologii PantaTec pozwalającej na efektywną eliminację tłuszczów z procesu oczyszczania oraz urządzeń firmy Vapormatt, światowego lidera technologii mokrego śrutowania.

Singapore

Vapormatt have been active in Singapore for many years. We have now established 2 agencies to handle the different types of industries.

South Korea

Vapormatt는 전 세계 최고의 습식 블라스팅(Wet blasting) 장비 회사입니다.

항공부품, 알루미늄 압출 다이, 커팅 툴과 전선등의 세척 및 표면 처리 분야에 널리 쓰일수 있습니다.

Vapormatt의 솔루션을 통해 초정밀 가공분야의 핵심인 표면처리 공정의 최적화를 이룰 수 있습니다.

하이클라쎄테크닉은 Vapormatt의 한국 파트너로서 귀사의 표면 처리 공정에 도움을 드릴 수 있습니다.

신뢰할 수 있는 장비와 기술! 하이클라쎄와 함께 합니다.

UK

In the UK Vapormatt currently have 2 sites covering a range of activities:

  1. Headquarterd in Bridgwater, this office deals with all sales, manufacturing, aftersales and account queries.
  2. All research and development is carried out in Guernsey