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. Providing direction to Sales and Account Managers, Robert’s passion for exceeding customer expectations for quality and service, is infectious. Managing the company’s E-marketing, Web site development, YouTube Channel and direct sales. Robert has extended the customer base with focus on ensuring a best fit between Cogent Technology and its customers.

Daniel Goddard

Daniel Goddard

Commercial 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

Planning & Operations Manager

Ian has moved into the role of Operations Manager after developing the role of Quality Manager within the company. The Operations Manager role also now encompasses the public face of quality to all our customers and other external institutions. ‘Quality and delivery begins with each person taking responsibility for their part in the performance of the company’, is at the forefront of Ian’s drive to continually improve and reach the ever moving goal of excellence in manufacturing.

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, Michael also provides and manages our IT and business support systems and liaises with our support partners.

Phil Main

Sales Engineer

Phil is our Sales Engineer and the pivotal link between the Sales Team and Manufacturing. With over 29yrs 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.

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, maintenance and ongoing development of our ISO9001 and 13485 quality management systems. Having worked for a medical device company previously Aaron is highly cognisant of the regulatory requirements demanded in that sector.

Aaron is truly committed to continuous improvement of our processes and the people that support them.

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.

Christine Ward

Christine Ward

Marketing and Account Manager

The sales team welcomed Christine as their Marketing and Account Manager in 2014.  With over 23yrs experience working in a sales environment, Cogent’s clients can now benefit from Christine’s direct, transparent and honest approach to business.  Her key attributes include client management, commercial acumen, creative thinking and business writing, in addition, she also supports her clients, her team and Cogent with the creation and implementation of marketing strategies and communications.

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.