MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Jerry Woodhouse

Chairman

Jerry joined Logistex in 2006 as Managing Director having previously gained experience in the process engineering and construction sectors. Jerry graduated in Civil Engineering before taking an MBA. More recently Jerry became a Fellow of the Institute of Logistics and Transport. In his role as Managing Director of Logistex, Jerry oversaw the successful growth of the business through to early 2021 when he became Chairman. Jerry will continue to lead a range of Company initiatives including championing health and safety.

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Tony Gruber

Managing Director

Tony joined Logistex in 2003 as a Systems Engineer, having previously worked in the defence and telecoms industries. Following a number of technical roles Tony moved into management roles and completed his MBA. Management roles have included Hotline Manager, General Manager of the Reflex Business Unit, Head of Systems and Systems Director. Tony was appointed Managing Director in May 2021. His role at Logistex is to provide overall leadership in developing future business strategy and to ensure existing operations constantly meet or exceed the demands of its customers.

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Andy Branch

Chief Operating Officer

Andy joined Logistex in 1992 as a Control Systems Engineer with a remit to develop automated cranes. After growing a controls capability in the business Andy took on responsibility for product engineering and manufacturing for the business which also included the Gainsborough conveyor facility. He took the role of Engineering Director for the business in 2005, and then Chief Operating Officer in 2020. Andy is the company’s ultimate technical authority and his emphasis is on Solutions and Integrated Systems projects. In addition, he is responsible for driving forward partnerships with new technology providers and supporting our Health and Safety operations.  

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Mark Nicholson

Finance Director

Mark joined Logistex in 2003 having previously had experience in the automotive, defence and tobacco industries. Mark qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1986, working at Ernst and Young and Grant Thornton. Mark's role at Logistex sees him with responsibility for the Finance, People and MIS functions.

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Justin Saw

Business Development Director

Justin joined Logistex in 2010 as a Business Development Manager focusing on developing integrated systems with new customers. The Integrated Systems team continues to grow in line with our successes, to which Justin took on the role of Sales Director - Integrated Systems, and then Business Development Director.

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Dave Acton

Engineering Support Services Director

Dave joined Logistex in 1997 having previously worked for Satchwell Controls. He has worked in customer support throughout his career and has continued to do so within the company. Dave completed an MBA in 2001 and during his time at Logistex he has held roles of General Manager - Northern Region, General Manager - ESS, and now Director - ESS. In his current role he has responsibility for operations and development of the Engineering Support Services business.

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Lorraine Kent

People Director

Lorraine is a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and joined Logistex in 2017 having previously worked for Asda Logistics, Greggs and DHL. Her first role with Logistex was as Head of People before being promoted to People Director where her focus is to implement the People strategy to support future growth.

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Steve Sharman

Engineering Director

Steve joined Logistex in 2018 as Head of Engineering and was promoted to the board in 2020 as Engineering Director.   Steve has over 30 years of experience working with automation and capital equipment, having developed from apprentice to senior operational roles in businesses serving retail, processing, logistics and utilities industries.  Steve’s role at Logistex is to ensure the business retains expertise to deliver best in class MHE technology solutions to all of Logistex’s current and future clients.

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Rob O'Donnell

Systems Engineering Director

Rob joined Logistex in February 2015 as a Senior Program Manager, quickly taking on Resource Management, followed by the promotion to Software Engineering Director in April 2021. Rob has over 25 years’ experience in Software Project and Program management, delivering projects across EMEA in the manufacturing and logistics sectors.  Rob is committed to successfully delivering projects, growing the skills of our people, and enhancing the Reflex solution, to the benefit our customers.