The Team

Meet the Team

Kevin Parsons

Kevin Parsons

Managing Director

Kevin joined MCS Control Systems in 1989 as a Technician and has progressed through the company to Interim Managing Director.

John Whitehead

John Whitehead

Head of Finance

A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. Following 10 years practice experience in a national top 10 firm John has for 18 years acted as Financial Controller / Finance Director for a wide mixture of Midlands based, mainly manufacturing, businesses.

Paul Isaacs

Paul Isaacs

Group Chairman

Paul qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PWC and after a spell in industry has spent the last 30 years working as an investor in SMEs His early career saw Paul working with such established PE houses as Bridgepoint and Royal Bank Private Equity. He then ran the family office for a highly successful entrepreneur for over 5 years where he managed a £30m dedicated private equity fund. Since 2002 he has been an active private investor backing his own judgement and investing personally in over 30 businesses. He set up Fresh Equity in 2010 and they have been an investor in MCS since 2013. Paul is the Executive Chairman of the MCS holding company and a Director of MCS.

Dave Hill

Dave Hill

Operations Director

Started at PP Control and Automation was there for approx. 9 years starting off as a panel wirer. Moved onto a Team Leader role for approx. 4 years then moved onto Production Manager role Spent approx. 4 years as a Shift operations Manager for a steel processing company then moved onto a Production Area Manager role for a engineering company supplying into the automotive industry. Came to MCS in October 2018 as a Production Manager and then promoted to Ops Director in March 2020

William King

William King

Business Improvement Manager

William joined MCS Control Systems in 2010 as an apprentice Panel Wireman and was later given the opportunity to become a Software Engineer. William worked in numerous market sectors during his time as a Software Engineer including Water Utilities, Food/FMCG and Automotive. In 2017 he then progressed to Software Delivery Manager having an excellent understanding of MCS and customer requirements. In August of 2020 William has progressed to Engineering Manager who is overseeing all of the Engineering teams within MCS

Emma Carr

Emma Carr

Project Delivery Manager

Emma joined MCS in 2017 as a Junior Contracts Manager having worked in the construction industry previously heavily involved in commercials on a wide range of government contracts. Following progression to Contracts Manager in 2018, Emma has now moved to Project Delivery Manager over seeing the CM/PM team and delivery of the projects

Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor

Framework Manager

Paul Joined MCS in 2014 as Junior Applications Engineer having come from a control systems background. Since joining Paul has worked up to Framework Manager currently looking after 3 of MCS Control Systems Largest Frameworks

Darren Winstone

Darren Winstone

Production Manager

Darren Began his career at Bi-water pumps in 1989 wiring panels for the water industry and has been involved in the water industry ever since. During his time at MCS he has been a panel wireman, technician and a systems engineer. Darren has recently started his promotion to Production Manager

Bernadette Palmer

Bernadette Palmer

Administration Manager
Sam Thiara

Sam Thiara

Business Development Manager

I have worked across most of the Industrial & Process Industry sectors over my career from field service, applications, training, solutions architect and moving to sales over 18 years ago working for system integrators, automation vendors (Schneider, Wonderware, Emerson Process Management). Background in Sales of Consultancy Services, Industrial Control Systems (PLC/HMI/SCADA/Fieldbus/VSD), Energy Management/Energy Monitoring Information Systems, Predictive Maintenance Solutions and over the last 2 years I4.0 (AI/Machine Learning) solutions.