We are Cogent Technology

All of our Manufacturing team are qualified experienced people so you can be sure with PCB Assembly, Electromechanical Assembly and Full Box Build we know what we are talking about. The team at Cogent 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 PCB Assembly product through the manufacturing cycle

Contact the Cogent Team

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.

Robert Stainer

Robert Stainer

Commercial Director

Robert is responsible for customer 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 customer expectations for quality and service is infectious with a focus on ensuring a best fit between Cogent Technology and its clients.

Daniel Goddard

Daniel Goddard

General Manager

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.

Ian Patrick

Ian Patrick

Business Systems Manager

Ian develops the companies Business Systems, both hardware and software, to leverage the best from them to meet the manufacturing needs of our customers. 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 customers’ is a important part off Ian’s work.

Michael Charlesworth

Michael Charlesworth

Engineering Manager

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.

Ian Shute

Head of Procurement

Having worked in the electronics manufacturing industry over 25 years, Ian brings a wealth of industry experience and knowledge with him as our Head of Procurement. A commercially focused procurement professional, his track record in manufacturing outsourcing and supply base rationalisation and optimisation has delivered considerable operational and financial benefits for organisations globally

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.

Aaron Cross

Aaron Cross

Quality Manager

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
Melody Raw

Melody Raw

Business Development Manager

Mel joined Cogent in 2011 bringing with her a wealth of experience in sales and management roles. Mel is responsible for new business development and growing existing accounts. Mel takes pride in her customer service creating an integral platform for all Cogent customers to grow their business upon.

Phil Main

Sales Engineer

Phil is our Sales Engineer and the pivotal link between the Sales Team and Manufacturing. With over 29 years experience in the PCB and electronics industry, his broad spectrum of knowledge and skills allows him to him to oversee the complete manufacturing process for our complete range of Fast-Track, NPI and Series production projects

Andy Lewis

Account Manager

Andy is an experienced Account Manager with over 20 years building client relationships and excelling in sales in both b2b and b2c sectors. He is an approachable and social individual with extensive experience managing commercial negotiations from the initial concept stage through to project delivery. An expert and trusted partner to his clients, he is always seeking long term, mutually cost effective and scalable business solutions.

Andrew Roxburgh

Account Manager

Andy brings a wealth of project management to the Cogent team, Andy has worked as an Account Manager in IT maintenance for over 15 years, he has extensive experience in supply chain management and specializes in NPI projects. Andy prides himself on attention to detail which in turn minimizes potential down, making any project he is managing runs as smoothly as possible to market.