Meet the Team
Chris Dilley – Sales Director
Chris joined Techsil in 2009, and he says the years have flown by! As a German speaker, Chris started his business life in exports to Europe and in 1996 began 13 years as Sales & Marketing Director for a US brand of speciality adhesives looking after EMEA, India & Pacific markets. Chris says, “My switch to Techsil was a great success as I’ve been able to get stuck into many different markets across the UK with diverse applications. I love my job because in a typical day I can visit an electronics manufacturer, then onto an LED fabricator to demo some clear potting, take a call from an aerospace distributor, pop into a medical device builder, discuss performance specification of silicone coated fabrics with an engineering firm, or quote an automotive OEM. It’s this variety of markets, applications and the Techsil approach of providing long term product solutions that I feel makes for an interesting role and a happy business.”
Steve Morrow – Business Development Manager
Steve originally comes from an automotive background. He studied for an Apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering and qualified as an Engineer. His early career focused on automotives, specialising in Formula 1 and Motorsport engines. Steve took this experience and began selling mechanical fasteners into the automotive industry. In 2009 he joined Techsil and now specialises in adhesives and ‘sticky stuff’. Steve is our go to guru on hot melts and tapes – no matter how weird or wonderful your application, Steve will find the right solution!
Stephen Green – Technical Sales Manager
Steve joined Techsil in May 2015, after many years within the electrical/electronic manufacturing industry. He brings with him extensive hands-on experience in providing first class service, liasing from the shop floor all the way up to the boardroom. Steve's skills will see him establish your exact requirement and provide a suitable solution, on time, to budget and with a very friendly service to boot!
Clair Edmunds – Internal Sales Manager
Clair came to Techsil in February 2010, bringing with her a wealth of Customer Service experience. With her knowledge of delivering customer specific requirements within distribution; she has helped to streamline the order process and over the last four years has grown a strong team of sales administrators. Clair’s attentiveness and honesty ensures the best possible customer service is always delivered. Techsil prides itself on its customer feedback, and Clair always goes the extra mile to ensure our positive reputation is maintained.
Sam Clews – Technical Sales
Sam originally joined Techsil in October 2006 as a Warehouse Operative. In 2007 he was promoted to Warehouse Supervisor and in 2008 made the jump into the office and joined the Customer Service Sales Team. Sam has an astonishing knowledge base of hotmelt adhesives and tapes and loves a good sticky challenge to solve. The experience he gained working in the Warehouse gives him first hand experience of all our silicones, epoxies and polyurethanes meaning he has the talent of knowing by eye exactly how they all look, feel, react and work. Sam could be classed as the Techsil Encyclopaedia – in the best possible way of course.
Ella Horsely – Customer Service Representative
Ella joined us in September 2012 and comes primarily from a Sales Administration background, with Marketing and Internal Auditing experience. Ella’s previous role was with a Specialised Agricultural Fencing Manufacturer where she perfected her Customer Service skills. Ella is happy to assist our customers with any queries or problems they may have and certainly brightens up the office with her ever changing hair colours.
Will Vaughan – Customer Service Representative
Will joined Techsil back in April 2014 bringing Office Administration experience from a Manufacturing Company who specialised in Medical Instruments. After leaving school Will spent 2 years studying I.T, which makes him very popular in the office at times! Will is a sports fan, supporting Manchester United and enjoys the occasional round of golf in his spare time.
Kate Harris – Ecommerce Leader
Kate originally comes from a Customer Service background, working previously as a Cinema Manager and then as a Sales Administrator for a Clothing Manufacturer. She came to Techsil in September 2011 as a Sales Administrator within the Customer Service Team, and in November 2013 moved away from the Sales Team to run our newly re-launched webshop. Kate obtained a BA Hons Criminology Degree in Nottingham after she left College but has since found enough interesting characters here at Techsil to keep her occupied.
Adam Rodgers – Warehouse Manager
Adam is our longest serving employee, joining Techsil in May 2004! He comes from an Automotive background, previously working in manufacturing & quality control of speedometers for Mini, Honda and Toyota. Adam can draw on this experience – understanding how important on-time deliveries are to the manufacturing processes of our customers. Adam knows the Techsil Warehouse and its products inside and out, if there is something he doesn’t know, it’s not worth knowing!
Mark Rice – Finance Director
Mark is a Chartered Accountant, qualifying in practice in 2000. He had 11 years of industry experience before he joined Techsil in 2012. Marks' experience was gained firstly working as a Financial Controller for an eye wear distributor and then a Finance Director for a national ‘point of sale’ supplier and installer.