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Dan Fleetcroft - Technical Director

Dan Fleetcroft, a qualified aerospace engineer, started his career at Ferrari’s Formula-One team under technical director John Barnard. Dan was mentored by John, the legendary F1 engineer, for 15 years working in multiple F1 teams, Kenny Roberts’ MotoGP team and Barnard’s B3 Technologies.

At B3 Dan delivered solutions across multiple sectors including aerospace, automotive, defence, Olympic sport, medical and marine. Today the application of this extensive knowledge in design, simulation, materials and manufacturing technologies benefits Performance Engineered Solutions, his own design engineering business. Dan is also Chair of the governing body for the Sheffield City Centre UTC.

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Dean Gardner - Engineering Director

Dean joined PES from his previous role as Engineering Manager at Atkins Energy where he looked after the fifty strong engineering team for the Nuclear Design function that designed mechanical handling equipment for various civil and defence nuclear programmes. Dean's career includes designing state of the art fly-by-wire controls systems for clients such as BAE Systems, NASA, Bombardier and Lockheed Martin, and supplying design services into clients including, Rolls-Royce Tidal Generation (now GE Renewables) and GE Oil & Gas.

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Simon joined PES from his previous role as a Senior Engineer at Atkins Energy where he designed mechanical handling equipment for various civil and defence nuclear programmes. Simon started his career at Siemens where he worked as a R&D design engineer in their metals processing division. During this time he worked in Harbin, China commissioning an aluminium hot rolling mill, and in the UK his role focused on engaging with universities and designing improvements to rolling mill control systems.

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Mike Maddock - Managing Director

Mike is MD and co-owner and has experience in multiple business environments. His previous experience includes, eleven years in multisite retailing, where in his role as Regional Operations Director, Mike operated 175 businesses with an annual turnover of £153 million and a team of circa 3000 + within his region. Mike is a Visiting Professor with the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sheffield, and member of both the Sheffield City Region Science & Innovation Board, and the regional EEF Board.

Mike intimately understands performance markets, having competed for GBR in the sport of Skeleton bobsleigh for seven years. He also understands people, pressure environments and detailed operational planning from his thirteen years as a clearance diver and bomb disposal operative in the Royal Navy.

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Neville Snell - Managing Director, PES Business

Neville Snell is Managing Director of PES Business. Neville has a strong track record in the management of complex businesses and has held a number of Senior Board positions including his last role as CEO of a multi-million pound service organisation.

Through his varied experience and knowledge of driving efficiencies resulting in higher profit margins, he is able to assist the majority of firms identify business cost reduction opportunities. Once these have been identified he is able to access prices that are normally unavailable to most businesses’ as he can leverage his high client and purchasing power.

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