Meet The Team

Meet The Team

In addition to Armtrac’s unmanned ground vehicle manufacture permanent staff, we have an excellent short-term supply or reliable contract fitter fabricators & welders, many of whom have worked with us before. This enables us to efficiently manage our manpower workflow to keep to our lean manufacturing philosophy.

  • Stephen (Steve) Brown

    With more than 40 years’ experience as a Mechanical Design Engineer, Steve leads from the front. He has a hands-on approach & is Armtrac’s principle hydraulic engineer.

  • Corena Barrie

    As co-founder, Corena runs a ‘tight ship’ keeping a close eye on the financial goings on within Armtrac. She is also responsible for Personnel Management & recruitment to keep projects manned & moving.

  • Robin Swanson MBE

    With Robin’s experience & reputation within the British Army and as a Mine Action Consultant, he has brought a wealth of contacts to Armtrac, as well as his ‘insight’ into the finer aspects of the industry.

  • John Griffiths

    An extensive career in engineering including 10 years as managing director of his own business. John is vastly experienced in all the disciplines, from structural steel fabrication & welding to pressure vessels. He is the operational ‘go-to’ of Armtrac, managing the overall running of the workshop right through to the ISO build logs & purchasing & coordination of supplies.

  • Mike Vairy

    Mike is an Electronic Electromechanical Engineer by trade with 15 years’ experience in this field, working on numerous civil & military projects & installations throughout the world (primarily ground Radar). In addition he holds Line Management & Quality Management diplomas, working as a Quality Manager & Quality Engineer for the last 10 years. Mike is responsible for the Quality Management & Health & Safety at Armtrac Limited. He is also the Design Engineer on new products & manages the larger contracts.

  • Mike Commons

    Completed senior school with 6 GCSE'S. After school, I gained computer experience using Microsoft word, excel, office Visio, outlook, adobe reader, adobe acrobat pro tools, logic 7, AutoCAD 2d/3d and solid works 2011. I have worked as a technical drawer for the past 5+ years works in different types of fields such as electrical, design, mechanical and marine engineering. I’ve worked and completed many big contracts such as the Birmingham queen Elizabeth hospital, fife hospital, Yav hospital, Fareham hospital, Enniskillen hospital, t2b airport, Brize Norton base (RAF), Milton Keynes academy and currently working on Armtrac's 400,75T and 100-350. I have a AutoCAD 2d level 3 c & g certificate and currently studying AutoCAD

  • Gary Watson

    Gary is a vastly experienced craftsman in almost all the aspects of engineering since 1977. He is experienced in the operation of all heavy manufacturing machines including plastic extrusion, spray painting, punching & lasers. He has worked in the Telecommunications industry & is also trained in chemicals. In addition Gary is proficient in administrative activities such as store management, transportation & buying. He has been the senior Fabricator at Armtrac since 2003 & is also the workshop   foreman, with a keen sense of quality administration.

  • Rowland Schultheiss

    Rowland is qualified B.D.Eng in fabrication & welding with 18 years’ experience in the industry. He is now responsible for the fabrication of machine heavy components & stress bearing   components.

  • Phill Jugg

    Phill has experience in all aspects of steel fabrication having worked on large projects such as bridge fabrication. He is also qualified in vehicle mechanics & bodywork having attended Cambridge College for Art & Technology. Phill heads up the fabrication of machine cabs, including interior cosmetics & functional electronics such as air conditioning & machine instrumentation & has been with Armtrac since   1999.

  • John Freeman

    A highly experienced & talented welder fabricator with an excess of 35 years’ experience in the industry. John has a keen eye for detail & quality in all his workmanship.

  • Conor McAuley

    An energetic & talented welder fabricator with excellent work ethic & a keen eye for detail & quality in all his workmanship.

  • David Charles Pallant

    An energetic & talented welder fabricator with excellent work ethic & a keen eye for detail & quality in all his workmanship.

  • Richard Sanders

    An energetic & talented welder fabricator with excellent work ethic & a keen eye for detail & quality in all his workmanship.

  • Ramazan Aydia

    An energetic & talented welder fabricator with excellent work ethic & a keen eye for detail & quality in all his workmanship.