Meet the team

Bringing your vision to life

Skilled, experienced, passionate

As a world-class CMO, we not only seek out world-class people to join our team, we invest greatly in nurturing the world-class talent within each of them. Experienced, qualified and unquestionably driven, our team provide the world-class service for device manufacture, PCB assembly, and electromechanical assembly.

The team at Cogent Technology all share the common goal of providing clients with a truly personal service so that you can trust our advice and commitment to securing the best possible results for your device through the manufacturing cycle

Robert Stainer

Robert Stainer

Commercial Director

Robert is responsible for client development and promotion of the business. With proven ability to quickly realise business potential, formulate growth strategies, build great winning teams and articulate clearly, vision and direction to drive results. A strategic thinker who quickly adapts to fluid scenarios. Providing direction to Sales and Account Managers alongside NPI Project Engineering & Productionisation, Robert’s passion for exceeding client expectations for quality and service is infectious with a focus on ensuring a best fit between Cogent Technology and its clients.

Nigel Slator

Nigel Slator

Managing Director

Nigel is responsible for the strategic development of the company and has overseen steady expansion since taking up his current role in 2002. Valuing openness as the best way of meeting clients’ needs, he has led by example to develop this ethos throughout the company. Even if you don’t speak with Nigel, you will experience his influence on Cogent Technology and everyone who works here.

Daniel Goddard

Daniel Goddard

Operations Director

An electronics graduate, Daniel has been with Cogent since 2004. Daniel has an understanding of the technical, logistical and commercial aspects of the business . Daniel’s experience of New Product Introduction enables him to engage with Cogent’s clients and internal teams to offer practical solutions to your CEM requirements.

Emily Slator

Emily Slator

Sales Manager

Emily previously worked within a healthcare environment, where her desire to enhance lives originates from.
Emily has a built in passion for exceeding Cogent’s client’s needs, whilst ensuring all processes are monitored though compliance of ISO 13485.
In overseeing the sales team, Emily sets short and long-term strategies, where the clients benefit, either in professional transfer of manufacture or a NPI project.
When you meet with Emily, you will instinctively know your device is in safe hands of the team at Cogent.

Aaron Cross

Aaron Cross

CQRO

Aaron is responsible for the monitoring the effectiveness, maintenance and ongoing development of our Business and Quality Management Systems in accordance with ISO9001, ISO13485, ISO14001 and 21CFR810.
Having worked for a multinational medical device company previously, and as current British Standards Institution Committee Member, Aaron is highly cognisant of the Quality and Regulatory requirements demanded in that sector.
Aaron is truly committed to continuous improvement of our processes, the people that support them and our impact on the environment

Michael Charlesworth

Michael Charlesworth

CTO

Michael has overall responsibility for Cogent Technology’s assembly processes and infrastructure. He ensures that we fully understand your technical requirements and reviews our process specifications to ensure those requirements are met. Besides specifying what manufacturing equipment is necessary and making sure it is maintained.

Paul Turner

Paul Turner

Planning & Delivery Manager

Paul manages our planning process from contract review through to despatch. Applying comprehensive planning tools Paul ensures a workable plan and then liaises between departments to ensure every stage is delivered on time. Paul’s considerable experience within the electronics manufacturing industry equips him with an ability to anticipate constraints and apply his knowledge to resolving issues when they do occur.

Ian Patrick

Ian Patrick

CIO

Ian develops the companies Business Systems, both hardware and software, to leverage the best from them to meet the manufacturing needs of our clients. A significant part of this work is Data Analysis to deliver performance and quality. Ian also oversees the development and maintenance of our key infrastructure technologies for manufacturing processes. ‘Getting the best from our systems for our business and for our clients is a important part off Ian’s work.m and our impact on the environment

Natalie Foster

Natalie Foster

HR Manager

Natalie is a fully Qualified Accountant and HR professional and key to supporting the entire business, authentic and purpose driven, focusing on strategies to develop all areas of Cogent.

Starting her career in the military, this was the foundation for strong structure team building, then transferring to the independent school sector onwards to an international marketing company dealing with global accounts.

This enables Natalie to achieve well thought through solutions with sustainable results.

Andy Farrow

Andy Farrow

Facilities Manager

With nearly thirty five years of experience in retail and development running large projects. Andrew is a veteran leader with experience in all facets of the industry and deep experience leading international expansion projects for European and American companies. Andrew has worked all around the globe, Including China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the Middle East.

 

Andrew in the past has worked with Apple, Kingfisher in senior roles.

 

Andrew brings  passion for developing people and connecting their passion with the, with the belief that true leadership lies not within one leader, but rather in network of talent at play and their ability to develop as a whole team.

Aminur Rahman

Aminur Rahman

Quality Manager

 Aminur is responsible for the Quality team and monitoring the overall process efficiency and effectiveness, yields analysis, continuous improvement and company processes and procedures and introducing Change Control process.

Aminur has over 20 years’ experience in Manufacturing/ R&D environment working for companies such as Actaris/ Itron and Agilent Technologies. Previous roles include design, feasibility, manufacturing, project management, optimisation & sustaining products in field, achieving cost reduction on many products within Europe saving £3M per year.

Aminur has experience audit in ISO9001 and ISO27001-2013 Information Security and successfully project managed development transfer of projects and design from multinational site to UK and to Europe, this ensures that products are delivered on time and to the highest quality.

James Sheppard

James Sheppard

Production Manager

James has over 20 years’ experience in electronics manufacturing, and manages all facets of the assembly process from Stores through to Test. His excellent management skills and technical  knowledge allow him to resolve any issues which arise and be an effective link between production and the other areas of the company

Paul Harrison-Rowe

Paul Harrison-Rowe

Engineering Manager

Paul is responsible for the operation of our Engineering Team with respect to both New Product Introductions and Series Production. 

He has considerable experience within the electronics, telecommunications and electro-mechanical industries, including green-tech, multi-national and start-up companies, and has led both Design and Manufacturing Teams in highly regulated large and low volume product portfolios for over 20 years, and in the electronics design and manufacturing industry for over 30 years, including Schlumberger, Itron, and Agilent.

He works closely with the senior management team in order to ensure that projects are successfully delivered, whilst ensuring a continuous improvement and that a right first time led culture is applied to Cogent’s World Class manufacturing facilities.

Paul has several qualifications in electronics, software programming and civil engineering and has taken projects from concept through to volume production, managing all design and manufacturing aspects including automated test, robotic assembly and contract manufacturing with Tier 1 suppliers.

Nigel Coghlan

Nigel Coghlan

Procurement Manager

Nigel is a career procurement professional with forty years’ experience in manufacturing, engineering and electronics. Nigel has a proven record in engineering global procurement transformation and improving supplier performance in complex multinational organisations and SMEs in both OEMs and EMS providers. Nigel is passionate about the contribution Procurement can make to the business and his cross-functional, team-based approach is a perfect fit for Cogent’s ethos. Nigel is a fully qualified member of CIPS and has an MBA from the University of Essex.’

Case Studies

Manufacturing 13,000 ventilators in 12 weeks? No problem. Building life-enhancing cancer diagnostics? Simple. Keeping clients for over 30 years? Easy. Read about some of our projects – and then find out what we can do for you.

What our clients say

We are very pleased with the quality and consistency of the finished product as produced by Cogent Technology. They demonstrate a consistently high level of skill, commitment and importantly flexibility in getting the product to our customer base. Furthermore, their design input has made a significant contribution to the overall product manufacturability and quality.”

Head of Manufacturing and Regulatory

Cancer Diagnostics

“Cogent Technology’s drive for continuous improvement in processes and technology and their focus on quality, ensures they are able to reinforce their ethos of ‘Excellence in Manufacture’, this is why we are happy to say they are still our chosen CMO partner after 30 years.”

Client

Gas and Liquid Flow

Contact Us

We look forward to working with you

Cogent Technology Ltd

Langer Road
Felixstowe
Suffolk, IP11 2ER
United Kingdom

+44 (0)1394 445566