The Team

Rob Lewis

Managing Director

Rob joined Avire in March 2016 having worked for another Halma company, Fortress Interlocks, for the previous six years. He has a first-class degree in Engineering from Cambridge University and an MBA from London Business School. Rob enjoys working for Avire because of the atmosphere and camaraderie between colleagues while delivering profitable growth for the company.

Tom Davies

Sales Director EIMEA and Americas

Tom was previously a Commercial Director for sales and service in the Test and Measurement Sector, before joining Avire in January 2017. He has a BEng (Hons) in Materials Engineering & Science from the University of Wales. Tom enjoys travelling around the world for the role and loves that Avire is bringing true innovation into what has typically been a conservative industry.

Adam Sykes

Sales Director AsiaPac

Adam joined Avire in 2011 and has worked in Sales and Marketing roles in the UK, Australia and South East Asia. He has a BA (Hons) in Business Studies from the University of West of England and an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney. Adam enjoys travelling and learning about different cultures around the world. His favourite thing about working at Avire is the ability to be reactive in each market, whilst also having the advantage of being part of a larger group.

Jan Doubal

Operations Director

Jan started work at Avire (formerly Memco) in 2005, having previously been both Operational and Managing Director of factories in the Czech Republic and Romania. He has two degrees, one in Civil Engineering from Prague Technical University and the other in Coal Mining! Jan enjoys working at Avire because of the level of independence and responsibility given across the company.

Faye Bartlett

Marketing Director

Faye joined Avire in 2012, having previously been a Brand Manager at Johnson & Johnson. She has an MSc in Biomedical Science from Manchester University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from CIM. Faye's favourite part of working at Avire is the team's dedication and sense of humour that makes every day enjoyable; she also likes how the status quo is challenged and Avire’s push for innovation and change.

David Vilamitjana

General Manager Microkey

David came to Avire in April 2018 from a background of working in factories within various industries from cables to fibreglass. He has a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnical University Catalonia and an MBA from EAE Business School in Barcelona. David says that what he most enjoys about working at Avire is having fun with the challenge and the opportunities to learn and develop.

Kirstie McCormack

Finance Director

Kirstie joined Avire at the start of January 2019, having previously worked for Omnico as European Finance Director. Kirstie is looking forward to working with her global team and colleagues to ensure that the Finance and IT departments can support growth throughout the business. Kirstie has a BSc in Physics from Imperial College London and is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAEW).

Richard Sims

Technical Director

Richard joined Avire in September 2019, having spent 15 years working for a leading technical consultancy and, more recently, as head of engineering for a fast growing start-up. He graduated with a Masters in Engineering from Cambridge University in 2002, specialising in Electronics and Information Systems Engineering. Richard relishes the challenge of running a global development team, and has a specific interest in enabling the digital transformation of a business traditionally selling stand-alone devices.