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

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

Commercial Director

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

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.

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

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.

Adam Gocher

Project Engineer

Adam joined Cogent Technology in 2017 having previously worked in the research and development of electro-mechanical devices; he now takes a lead engineering role and supports functions across Operations, Quality Assurance and Procurement.

Adam becomes imbedded in projects and takes a hands on approach both building and testing at the initial prototype phase; this allows him to implement Design For Manufacture improvements, in liaison with the client, before leading products through new product
introduction and then smoothly into series manufacture.

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.

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

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 clients. 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 clients is a important part off Ian’s work.

Emily Slator

New Business Manager

Emily joined Cogent Technology in 2017 having previously worked in business administration within a healthcare environment.
As such, Emily understands first hand the capacity of our clients products to support, enhance and save lives.
Emily’s passion for meeting clients needs, whilst ensuring processes are followed, allows her to work with clients for New Business Development and growing existing accounts.

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.

Melody Raw

Account Manager

Prior to joining Cogent in 2011 Mel worked in sales & management roles.
Now an experienced Account Manager for Cogent, Mel takes great pride in her client service.
This in turn creating an integral platform for existing clients to grow their product range(s) and 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

Natalie Foster

Finance and HR Officer