Meet the Team

Windsor

Neil Owen

Neil Owen

Managing Director, NOTE Windsor

Phone: +44 (0) 7740 822512
Email: neil.owen@speedboard.co.uk

Formally trained in the Royal Air Force, Neil has been within the Electronics industry since leaving school at 16.

Following 7 years in the RAF Neil has worked for RACAL, Coutant Lambda, Invensys and now Speedboard / NOTE, gaining experience in servicing, test, quality, commodity management, Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing.

Outside of work Neil continues to volunteer within the Education Sector as Chair of Trustees for Magna Learning Partnership (MLP), having successfully opened a new sixth form college via the Free School process (Check out Salisbury Sixth Form College www.salisbury6c.ac.uk) which is now one of the schools within MLP.

When not working or helping at school, Neil loves to be outside – sailing, in the countryside or hacking about on a golf course.

Andy Thwaites

Andy Thwaites

UK Business Development Director

Phone: +44 (0) 7766 311419
Email: andy.thwaites@speedboard.co.uk

Andy has over 30 years experience working with leading-edge technology companies in electronics manufacturing.  His strong engineering background provides a solid platform to support customers with developing sustainable supply chain and manufacturing solutions to meet their technical and commercial requirements.

He has held senior roles within the Capital Equipment and EMS sectors focusing on marketing, business development and sales management.  His market experience includes operating in high-tech electronics manufacturing across diverse markets including Communications, Test Instrumentation, Transportation, Industrial, Security, Medtech and High-end consumer.

Andy is married with a teenage son and outside of work volunteers on the leadership team in the local church.  He has a keen interest in game design when not playing bass guitar, or enjoying photography.

Paul Selby

Paul Selby

Key Account Manager, NOTE Windsor

Phone: +44 (0) 1753 746768
Email: paul.selby@speedboard.co.uk

Paul has almost 30 years proven sales experience within the electronics industry. Prior to joining Speedboard, his previous positions have included technical and commercial roles within global semiconductor suppliers and local distribution.

Paul brings experience of key customer management and new opportunity development, both of which serve him well for the role within NOTE Windsor.

His hobbies include 5-a-side football, golf and annoying the family with his guitar playing.

Sophie Duwensee

Sophie Duwensee-Abraham

Key Account Manager, NOTE Windsor

Phone: +44 (0) 1753 746760
Email: sophie.duwensee-abraham@speedboard.co.uk

Sophie has been working in the electronics industry since 2007. She started off working for Samsung Electronics until the business sector was relocated to Frankfurt in 2010. She then joined MSC Gleichmann UK Ltd where she worked for four years until moving to Future electronics in 2014, before joining Speedboard in 2017.

Sophie got married in 2018 and is eagerly awaiting the COVID crisis to be over so she can go on her long-awaited honeymoon to Italy. She lives with her husband and 15-year-old fat cat max.

Outside of work, she can be found listening to an audio book and working away on one of her many craft projects.

Paula Higgs

Paula Higgs

Finance & Admin Manager, NOTE Windsor

Phone: +44 (0) 1753 746704
Email: paula.higgs@speedboard.co.uk

Paula has a wealth of experience in Finance roles across a variety of industries, having started her career in banking, then moving to SMEs and global organisations in Service and Manufacturing industries. Prior to joining Speedboard in 2014, Paula spent seven years with InHealth Ltd as Finance Manager.

Outside of work, Paula enjoys lots of outdoor activities including snowboarding and scuba diving and is qualified to dive to 30M. One of her more memorable experiences was coming face to face with a Whale Shark in the Maldives!

A keen walker, Paula took part in the Thames Path Challenge in 2019 raising money for Macmillan and in 2017, power walked 15 miles in Walk the Walk’s London Moonwalk fundraising for Breast Cancer, these are both charities close to Paula’s heart.

Stonehouse

Neville Whitham

Neville Whitham

Managing Director, NOTE Stonehouse

Phone: +44 (0) 1453 797580
Email: neville.whitham@note-ems.com

Neville left school at 16 years old and joined a Gloucester based CEM and where he gained operational experience in roles including SMT machine Operator to Quality Management. Neville helped to build the company and worked on introducing a lean manufacturing culture. In 2014, he joined NOTE Stonehouse as Engineering Manager, taking on the responsibility for Quality within 3 months of joining. In 2016, Neville was appointed Managing Director.

Neville is married with 3 children. In between working and family life, he has also obtained his blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Andy Thwaites

Andy Thwaites

UK Business Development Director

Phone: +44 (0) 7766 311419
Email: andy.thwaites@speedboard.co.uk

Andy has over 30 years experience working with leading-edge technology companies in electronics manufacturing.  His strong engineering background provides a solid platform to support customers with developing sustainable supply chain and manufacturing solutions to meet their technical and commercial requirements.

He has held senior roles within the Capital Equipment and EMS sectors focusing on marketing, business development and sales management.  His market experience includes operating in high-tech electronics manufacturing across diverse markets including Communications, Test Instrumentation, Transportation, Industrial, Security, Medtech and High-end consumer.

Andy is married with a teenage son and outside of work volunteers on the leadership team in the local church.  He has a keen interest in game design when not playing bass guitar, or enjoying photography.

Mel Evans

Key Account & Quotations Manager

Phone: +44 (0) 1453 797586
Email: mel.evans@note-ems.com

Mel began her career working in the Purchasing Department at GEC Avionics.  In February 1987 she joined Radiodetection Ltd, progressing from Buyer to Purchasing Manager.    In 2001 Mel became self-employed and joined a management team integrating one of Radiodetection’s acquired companies.  In 2003 Mel joined Proqual Ltd as Quotations Manager.  NOTE acquired Proqual in 2008 and Mel transferred to Stonehouse, with her role developing as a Key Account Manager, whilst organising quotations and working closely with the Purchasing team.

Mel is married and outside of work she enjoys being an active member of the local sports centre, some off road running and is learning to play the Saxophone.  Known not to be a cook herself, she enjoys eating out with friends and family and loves her holidays, time spent away in the UK and travelling abroad.

Tracey Wright

Key Account Manager & Purchasing

Phone: +44 (0) 1453 797587
Email: tracey.wright@note-ems.com

Tracey began her career in CEM in 1990 and gained experience in most departments at Proqual Ltd before settling in Purchasing.  Upon Proqual’s takeover by NOTE in 2008, Tracey took on the Key Account Manager role alongside heading up the Purchasing team.

Tracey is married with 2 teenage sons and when she is not acting as a taxi driver or stood on the side of a football pitch, she enjoys playing netball and socialising with friends and family.

Group

Johannes Lind-Widestam

Johannes Lind-Widestam

Chief Executive Officer & President

Phone: 46 (0)70 541 72 22
Email: johannes.lindwidestam@note-ems.com

Henrik Nygren

Henrik Nygren

Chief Financial Officer

Phone: +46 (0)70 541 72 22
Email: henrik.nygren@note-ems.com

David Krantz

David Krantz

Chief Procurement Officer

Phone: +46 (0)76 812 15 31
Email: david.krantz@note-ems.com