Jamie Thums

Jamie Thums

COO of Lintott Control Systems (Chairman of NAAME)

A “Top 100 Manufacturing Figure” and IET Fellow, Jamie has amassed cutting-edge business reinvention expertise during a c30-year tenure in UK and international manufacturing businesses.  In 2012, Jamie became a director and shareholder of Norwich-based Lintott Control Systems Limited.  Forged on the strength of its people-talent & game-changing digitisation, Lintott is today reinvented.  Recent accolades include, EDP Business of the Year (2017); East of England Winner for the Best Use of Technology: Chamber Business Awards (2018); and the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation (2018).  Jamie is an ardent champion of UK manufacturing and zealously advocates skills development and productivity improvement initiatives.  Since 2015, Jamie has been Chair of New Anglia’s Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Sector Group and a stalwart STEM Ambassador.

David Pomfrett

David Pomfrett

Principal at College of West Anglia (NAAME College Liason - Norfolk)

As principal of the College of West Anglia, David oversees the further education of over 7,500 students. This is in the form of higher education, apprenticeships, and adult education. As the college liaison for Norfolk, David represents several institutions from across the county including City College Norwich, University Technical College Norfolk, and the College of West Anglia.
Gary Jefferson

Gary Jefferson

Director of Engineering & Technology at West Suffolk College (NAAME College Liason - Suffolk)

Having completed a mechanical engineering apprenticeship, specialising in manufacture and production, Gary soon became General Manager of a highly successful Hydraulic equipment manufacturing specialist in North Norfolk before dedicating his more recent career to educating tomorrows engineers and innovators. Having gained his qualifications and work experience solely in Norfolk and Suffolk, Gary is the perfect candidate for providing the NAAME board with insight towards retaining the region’s future workforce.
Will Bridgman

Will Bridgman

Chairman of Warren Services

Currently chairman of Warren Services in Thetford, Norfolk, William is an experienced business leader who is a firm believer of successful and sustainable businesses result from strategic alliances. With a career spanning over 20 years, William has developed a passion for developing new business products and services.
David Morgan

David Morgan

Chief Executive Officer MSF Technologies

David is one of the founding members of MSF Technologies and has extensive knowledge in product development and certification. MSF Technologies is one of the leading businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk’s advanced manufacturing and engineering sector regarding innovation – developing technologies that address the pressing challenges of efficiently generating and storing electrical energy.
Lawrence Coates

Lawrence Coates

Professor of Engineering at UEA (NAAME University Liason)

Lawrence has maintained a close relationship with industry throughout his entire time with academia. From sponsorship by Freeman Fox and Partners during his thin sandwich BSc at City University, through developing placements in support of engineering degrees at Birmingham, to working alongside businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk’s energy sector to develop the Energy Engineering with Environmental Management course at the University of East Anglia. As Professor of Engineering, he has seen the number of students enrolled to study engineering at UEA grow exponentially over the past 6 years.
Nigel Davies

Nigel Davies

Manufacturing and Sustainability Director of Muntons

As Manufacturing and Sustainability Director of Muntons, Nigel has been spearheading the company’s carbon footprint initiative and reducing the environmental impacts of their manufacturing processes. Hailing from a research background in cereals, Nigel has the knowledge that can help the board reach decisions on the food manufacturing and precision agricultural sub-sectors.
Mark Davy

Mark Davy

Director at Lintott Control Systems (Chairman of GNMG)

Currently the chairman of the Greater Norwich Manufacturing Group, Mark is bringing over 20 years of experience in process automation, project management, and electrical engineering to the NAAME board. Mark is also a STEM ambassador, volunteering in-order to encourage students to pick up careers in STEM-based fields of work.

Andrew Vassallo

Andrew Vassallo

Lecturer at Norwich Business School at University of East Anglia

Andy has over 25 years’ experience of working in the manufacturing sector in a variety of roles from Production, Engineering and R&D. Andy has also previously represented the UK on the global ISO technical committee responsible for the development of Standards for testing hydraulic filtration products. Andy is a lecturer at Norwich Business School at the University of East Anglia and continues to be highly engaged with regional businesses in his roles as MBA Course Director and providing executive education programmes to the business community.