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Peter Jarvis

Managing Director

Peter heads the business, shaping its strategy and leading the concept design, engineering and delivery of turn-key design and engineering programmes for many of Contechs’ prestigious clients

He holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in Design & Engineering from Coventry University. He also received the university’s Numerical Science Award

He served an apprenticeship with BAe and prior to joining Contechs he worked as a Chief Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover with responsibility for taking vehicle designs from concept through to launch

Outside work he is a keen sportsman, enjoying football, golf, fishing, walking and gym training

Ian Brooks

Commercial Director

Ian is one of the founders of Contechs. He is responsible for all financial, commercial and legal matters and is involved in the top-line business strategy. He also leads management of general operations and compliance issues

Ian studied Business & Marketing at the University of Hertfordshire and has worked as a design engineer in the UK and Germany. Prior to founding Contechs with colleagues in 1997, he was a director of Interior Innovation & Design and APX International

Outside work Ian enjoys classic cars, motorcycling, boating and watching his sons play rugby

Yogi Carpenter

Business Development Director

Yogi has been central to the development and growth of the business for the last 20 years. He has hands-on involvement in both the provision of design & engineering services and recruitment & technical resourcing. His responsibilities further extend to Projects & Operations management and client relationships

Prior to joining Contechs, Yogi completed engineering & technical apprenticeships in the machine tool industry together with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Coventry University. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the automotive industry in design, engineering and consultancy roles for leading manufacturers. Subsequently he lead the CAD and design operations for MSX Europe and established MSX’s India engineering operations

Yogi is married with three children and enjoys family time, travel and golf

Stuart Wakefield

Operations CONTECHS Trimming

Stuart is a technical expert responsible for manufacturing, strategy and lean


He holds an MSc in Engineering Business Management and prior to joining Contechs in 2007, he worked at Jaguar Land Rover. During that time, he held a number of roles covering a wide range of engineering and production management disciplines, including Dimensional Control, Manufacturing APQP, Supplier Technical Assistance and Team Value Management

In his spare time Stuart enjoys Mediterranean travel, foreign languages, theatre and fine cuisine and wines

Simon Wakefield

Non Executive Director

Simon holds a full Law degree (LLB) and has 40+ years experience in executive HR and recruitment services

Simon was one of the founder members of Contechs in 1997 and held the position of Managing Director until 2006

Enjoys sailing, cricket, rugby and spending time with his family

Steve Edwards

CAD and Technical Operations

Steve has worked in automotive engineering for more than 25 years, gaining extensive experience in body structures, powertrain and chassis engineering

Ian Trueman

Head of Sales 

Ian has worked in automotive engineering for over 25 years, and has gained industry recognition for his expertise in electrical and electronics distribution systems

Chris Innes


Chris has held senior commercial roles in large automotive suppliers over his 35 year career

Mandy Rounce

Recruitment Business Development

Mandy holds an honours degree in Business Studies and has extensive experience in automotive recruitment prior to joining Contechs in 2004

Jeremy Green

Engineering Specialist

Jeremy has over 30 years of experience working for premium OEM’s completing many successful interior modules, particularly PAS design

Rob Richards


Qualified Mechanical Engineer with nearly 30 years’ experience holding positions of Engineering Manager, Programme Manager and Head of Engineering

Hannah Hunter

Commercial & Legal

Hannah has over 9 years’ experience working in Law firms and is qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (FCILEx)

Alan Yee

Engineering Specialist

Alan holds a BEng in Mechanical Engineering and over 40 years experience in the transport industry, including. 15 years as an Engineering Leader for a global Tier 1 supplier

John Govey

Materials Handling

Joined Contechs in 2000 – 35 years of automotive manufacturing & logistics experience

Lydia Teece


Lydia holds a BSc in Business Administration and is CIPD qualified having working in corporate HR for the last 11 years. Lydia also previously worked for HMRC

Dan Moran

Group IT

Dan has a HNC in Advanced Computer Studies, Prince II Practitioner and ITIL qualifications and over 23 years experience as an IT professional

Martin Rowland

Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

Martin holds a BEng in Mechanical Engineering and has over 20 years’ experience in the automotive industry, including over 12 years as Body-In-White Virtual Manufacturing Engineering

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