Meet The Team

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Managing Director

Richard Hatton

Richard (Dick) started his career in electronics as a design draughtsman apprentice at AEI in Leicester. In 1966 Dick joined Leicester Circuits where he was responsible for controlling the design and engineering of PCBs. By 1971 he had been promoted to Technical Director and formed part of a management buyout team in 1988. He served as the company’s Managing Director until 1999. In 1992 he helped set up LCL Electronics as an electronics contract manufacturer and in 1999 he joined as Managing Director. He brought together the current management team, helping to establish LCL Electronics as a major CEM.

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Operations Director

Judy Hatton

Judy has worked at LCL for over 18 years. A Nottingham University graduate, Judy has worked in all areas of the business from the production floor, through stock/stores, SMT to production manager. This allowed Judy to gain valuable experience and skills in product development and manufacturing, before moving into the area of business development and sales. In her role as operations director she is responsible for direct liaison with our customers, securing new business and representing LCL at the many national trade events at which we exhibit. Judy will also drive quality and service in all areas.

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Technical Manager

Andy Brown

Following an MoD Electronics Engineering apprenticeship, incorporating both BTEC National and Higher National certificates, Andy joined us in 1998 as a temporary assembly operative. After just two months, Andy moved into the test department, helping bring LCL Electronics the technical experience needed to support our customers' products. Andy has since completed an Open University degree in Electronics (both analogue and digital). In 2012, Andy was promoted to Technical Manager with responsibility for both the test and inspection departments, as well as technical liaison with customers.

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Business Development Manager

Mark Harbord

Mark joined LCL Electronics in March 2008 as Business Development Manager and has continued to successfully help us grow by securing large contracts in many industries. Mark has over 40 years’ experience in the electronics industry, starting out in 1975 with Tate Circuits Ltd. From there he went on to secure senior roles including Production Manager at Orbik Electronics, where he was responsible for a workforce of 150, as well as co-owning a PCB fabrication company. In 1999 Mark joined BPC Circuits as part of its sales team where he introduced new accounts totalling in excess of £1 million per year.

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Business Development Manager

Wayne Carroll

Wayne is our Business Development Manager, and is responsible for internal systems and infrastructure including IT/CRM and ERP/MRP and processes, as well as involvement in the strategic direction of the company. With 28 years’ experience working within the electronics industry, Wayne has worked for a number of OEM’s, including a manufacturer of security products, and a global supplier of bespoke electronic optical and electro-mechanical inclinometer devices supplied to the MoD and commercial markets. Wayne also has significant experience working in a number of market sectors including lighting, telecoms, audio, medical, automotive and industrial control – all sectors that are important to LCL’s growth plans.

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Process and Quality Manager

Bihari Patel

Bihari, who returned to the UK in 2012 after more than 30 years in Canada, has extensive global experience of the surface mount technology market. During his long and distinguished career, he has held senior overseas positions with major international electronics businesses such as Nortel Networks, MacDermid and BlackBerry innovator Research in Motion. More recently he was employed as technical processing engineer with Invotec Circuits in Tamworth. At LCL, Bihari is primarily responsible for ensuring the quality and commissioning of our finished products.

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Production Manager

Adam Wright

Adam originally joined LCL in 1998 as a test operative. He returned to LCL in 2010, progressing through the department to become Production Manager in 2015. After training in Electronics and with an NVQ Level 2 in Electronic Product Assembly and Rectification, Adam’s first role was building Effects Lighting, followed by working as a Field Service Engineer installing, servicing and maintaining networked temperature monitoring systems, predominantly in the food industry. Through these roles, Adam has gained significant experience working with testing and systems, ensuring they work properly and effectively. Since returning to LCL, Adam has been able to use this experience and knowledge to take the production and test department to a new level.

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Accounts Assistant

Philippa Mason

Philippa joined LCL in 2009. She assists Maggie in our busy accounts department and helps with the day to day running of the business.

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Purchasing Assistant

Helen Burnip

Helen joined LCL in February 2014. Her main role is to manage our MRP (Material Requirements Planning) system and make sure all requirements are met.

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Accounts Manager

Maggie Garner

Margaret – better known as Maggie to colleagues and customers – has worked for LCL for several years. A vital part of the LCL team, she heads our accounts department and looks after the day to day running of the company.