George is one of the two founders of SB Electronic Systems and although now retired, is still the largest shareholder. His un-rivalled knowledge of barcoding is still available to the Company. The Company was set up when George and his co-founder, Chris Barnett, recognised the opportunities for barcoding. George created the Telepen barcode symbology which is renowned for its reliability and accuracy, and was instrumental in the design and development of the company’s product portfolio. His achievements have been recognised by a listing in the Marquis Who’s Who in the World.
Managing Director – Paul joined SB in 2002 following fourteen years at the Clement Clarke Group in various senior management positions. The last four years were spent as Managing Director of Clement Clarke Communications, a company involved in telecommunications manufacturing. He is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant and has an MBA.
Software Architect – John has been involved with software at SB since 1990. Originally an electronics engineer, he made the transition to software when he joined Hoskyns (now Cap Gemini) in 1980, rising from a humble programmer to senior consultant in just 2 years. He has a wealth of experience in developing software in such diverse applications as industrial control, item tracking, stock control, and web-hosted database systems. He also designs firmware for devices including, of course, bar-code readers.
Sales and Marketing Director – Alan has been with SB since 1986, joining as a service engineer. He moved into account management in 1998, and was appointed Sales Manager in 2001. He is now the Sales and Marketing Director. Alan is based in our Crewe office, and as well as carrying out his role as Sales Director, he also has direct involvement with our customers in the north of the country.
Engineering and Operations Director – Sean joined the Company in September 2015. He is responsible for all of aspects of design and operations. This includes project management, supplier relationships, product approvals and product design and supply. Prior to joining SB, Sean had similar roles at a variety of leading technical-based companies.
Systems Manager – Mark joined the Company in 1990, and he is responsible for our hardware design and production. He also oversees the specification and procurement of all of our turnstiles as well as the production of site specific drawings for our installations.
Onyx Product Manager – Kevin has been with the Company since 1996, and was originally appointed as a Customer Support Engineer. He was appointed Customer Support Manager in 2001, before being made Sales Account Manager for the south of the country. He is also now the Product Manager for Onyx, SB’s Student Attendance Monitoring Solution, and is responsible for driving its on-going development.
Sales Account Manager – Freda joined the Company in 2009 having previously worked for G2 Integrated Solutions for 8 years. Freda is part of the sales team responsible for sales in the north.
Service Manager – Barney started with the Company in March 2011. He was appointed Service Manager in August 2015. Prior to starting with SB, Barney spent five years in the Army as a Communications Systems Engineer. Barney is responsible for all installation and ongoing maintenance for our customers.
Customer Support Manager – Adrian started with SB Electronic Systems in November 2006 as Customer Support Manager. Adrian is an IT professional who comes from a strong IT Support background. He is normally our first line support for service issues with our customers, and he also installs all of our software products.