Meet the Team
Kevin joined MCS Control Systems in 1989 as a Technician and has progressed through the company to Interim Managing Director.
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 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.
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 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.
Gareth joined MCS Control Systems in 2003 as an apprentice Panel Wireman in production, qualifying as an Electrician and progressing into the Engineering department. Gareth qualified as an Engineer and has worked in numerous market sectors during his time with the business including Water Utilities, Food/FMCG, Automotive, Nuclear and Defence. In 2016 he then progressed to Hardware Design Manager having demonstrated understanding of MCS and its customer needs.
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 Senior Contracts Manager over seeing the CM/PM team
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
Simon completed a Industry recognised apprenticeship in the Electrical/ Control systems sector. Number of years experience in Facilities management, Telecoms, food industry/ Automotive control systems and Installations.
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
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.