Mark Hitchcock, Business Development Manager
Mark represents the TEX ATC business worldwide, with responsibility for managing relationships with clients and key stakeholders on civil and military projects. His role requires frequent travel outside the UK, which allows flexibility to respond to requests for in-person meetings wherever they are needed.
He has a wealth of experience gained from over 25 years in Sales Management, Business Development and Regional Management roles. This includes a successful and challenging position leading a large sales team, based in Jeddah and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.
At the age of 19, Mark qualified as a Radio Operator in the UK Royal Navy Submarine Service and served as a crew member on board several long-since decommissioned diesel-electric submarines.
With a lifelong and active interest in aviation, he has also piloted light aircraft at various airfields in the UK and France.
All enquiries to TEX ATC are welcomed by Mark, with the assurance that they will be dealt with in a prompt, friendly and professional manner.
Damian Lummis, Design Office Manager
Damian is a highly accomplished Design Engineering Manager with over 15 years of experience gained in design and manufacture using 2D and 3D CAD Systems from both AutoCAD and SOLIDWORKS. As the Tex ATC Division Design Office Manager, Damian manages the company Design Team resources to ensure that every project is delivered successfully, on time and cost. He is passionate about designing products and systems that will exceed client expectations.
In his successful career, he has designed and project managed a variety of products; from bespoke to mass production. He has served a variety of clients within several industry sectors including: Military, Nuclear, Telecommunications, Civil Engineering and for the onshore and offshore oil and gas industry.
He has a wide knowledge of Structural Steelwork, Finite Element Analysis, Sheet Metalwork, Machining, Programmable Logic Controllers and Pneumatics and Hydraulics.
Damian holds the following qualifications:
- National Diploma Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
- Higher National Diploma Mechanical Engineering
- BSc Product Design and Manufacture
- BCAS Diploma in compressed air management
- Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate
During his time with Tex ATC Division, Damian has been a key member of the Air Traffic Control and Visual Control Room design teams on: RAF Mildenhall, RAF Coningsby, RNAS Yeovilton and Al Dhafra in UAE and Thumrait in Oman.
Danielle Hele, Project Engineer
Danielle is a highly competent and hardworking Project Engineer with extensive experience and comprehensive understanding of design, production and installation methods within the retail and architectural business sectors.
Responsible for individual project design and implementation, Danielle is highly experienced in all stages of the design process, including concept generation, detailing, fabrication and installation. With a keen eye for detail, she is deadline focused and technically very competent. Possessing the experienced confidence of project ownership from initial client requirement to completion, she has demonstrable expertise in successfully leading teams to deliver high value projects.
Danielle has a First Class Hons (BSC) degree in Product Design from Brunel University.
Mark Andrews, Project Manager
Mark joined Tex ATC Division as a Project Manager/ Field Engineer in May 2016, after serving 30 years in the British Army reaching the rank of Warrant Officer Class I in the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (REME). His early career in the Army’s Technical Corp saw him training an armoured vehicle mechanic working on Chieftain, Challenger tanks and Warrior and 430 Series Armoured Personnel carriers; as well as the other varieties of “heavy” vehicles the British Army operated.
Later in his career and after completing the REME’s Artificer Vehicles course; a course which takes 2 years and qualifies technical staff to manage workshop engineering staff and functions, he became a workshop manager. Organising priority “in-depth” repair tasks in support of operations in various Theatres including; Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Iraq, as well as UK based units/organisations.
Nigel Livingstone, Project Manager
Nigel is an accomplished Project Manager and Management Accountant (CIMA) with extensive managerial experience and excellent interpersonal skills. Previously serving in the British Army and reaching the rank of Warrant Officer Class II, he has a depth of experience in management and engineering, with 12 years as an aircraft technician.
This experience enables an ability to work to last minute tight timelines, in high pressure situations, and often with little or no guidance. This background has also nurtured excellent team working skills and he is highly disciplined and self motivated. Keen to achieve or exceed targets he always has an eye on people management. His gravitas, leadership, personal organisation and interpersonal skills mean that the delivery of projects and deadlines is never in any doubt.
Colin Welch, CAD Technician
Colin began his career in Engineering through the traditional route of an Apprenticeship, to become a Tool Maker for a local, Ipswich based company.
Upon attaining a Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and a Bsc (Hons) Degree in Product Design and Manufacture, he progressed to the Design Office as a Production Engineer/Draughtsman, using AutoCAD and Solidworks to create 2D drawings and product cutting patterns and 3D product models.
Colin’s role at Tex ATC Division involves creating 3D parts and assemblies and 2D fabrication and construction drawings for current and upcoming projects, source relevant components and materials and produce technical documentation.
Colin is fully conversant with various CAD/CAM software packages, such as Radan, CAMduct and Lantek Expert, used for CNC Punching, Plasma and Laser cutting.
Jonathan Wicks, CAD Technician
Jon holds a BTEC First Diploma, National Diploma in Electrical and Mechnical Engineering and an HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He also attained a BEng (Hons) in Automotive Engineering with Motorsport from the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield.
With 7 years experience as a Test Technician in the electronics industry, testing fault finding circuit boards, he additionally has over 6 years experience as a Test Engineer for an engineering company manufacturing Slitter Rewinder machines. This test work capitalised on the electrical / electronic and mechanical engineering skills gained in previous work experience and qualifications.
Jon is proficient using SolidWorks software to contribute to design work and is highly effective in supporting administrative and procurement tasks.
Glyn Bridgewater, Project Engineer
Glyn studied design at the Royal College of Art and completed numerous one-off commissions before joining book publisher Ivy Group. He has worked for many leading publishers in a freelance capacity, produced artwork for various clients including WHO, consulted for Dorling Kindersley, established AG&G Books (a service packager for UK publishers) and Fine Folio Publishing Ltd. More recently he worked in the design department at Jim Lawrence Ironworks.
Ratee Prasad, Business Development Head, India
Ratee has majored in Political Science and Fashion Designing. She started working with Eurotex International Limited in January 2002 and with Tex Special Projects in January 2009.
She is responsible for:
- Developing business with the Indian Navy
- Introducing the products to the public sector Shipyards
- Coordinating with the Navy and Shipyards
- Attending meetings, tender openings and price negotiations
- Over seeing timely and efficient execution of projects in India