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/The Company

Jaltek Systems is a leading AS9100 and ISO 13485 accredited UK contract electronics manufacturer with over 30 years’ experience. We offer a comprehensive range of integrated design and manufacturing services adapted to meet our customer’s varied requirements.

Focusing on low to medium volume, high mix product profiles for a range of industries, Jaltek uses advanced systems to support products throughout their lifecycle, offering a single service or complete solution.

We have a diverse customer base, from global PLCs to start-up ventures, many have worked with us for over 15 years - testament to our customer focus and support in an ever changing marketplace.

Company Culture

Jaltek are committed to providing equal opportunities through all areas of our business and pride ourselves in our employees being as diverse as the products we help to create.

We actively encourage and drive the development of our employees and when it comes to our people, we stand apart from our competitors by not recruiting solely on the basis of an individual’s intellect, capability and experience. Key attributes also include passion for the role, commitment to moving in the same direction as the business and a willingness to put their head above the parapet for the good of the business.

Our Key Values

Jaltek’s shared values encompass 3 key attributes which are instilled within our business model and ensure the consideration of all stakeholders:

  • A passion for customer excellence throughout both internal and external supply chains ensures a commitment to quality and open communications to maintain and promote ownership and accountability.
  • Jaltek instil a sense of unity through a leadership style that encourages a culture of continuous people and process development in an environment of synergy, transparency and integrity.
  • Jaltek continues to challenge the electronic manufacturing services status quo through its innovative approach to traditional design and manufacturing practices to maintain competitive advantage with cutting edge technical excellence.
Pravin Sood

Pravin Sood

Chairman

As Chairman of the Jaltek Group, Pravin has been responsible for the vision & strategy of the Group since 1998, including recruitment of his leadership teams & seeking new, innovative investment opportunities.

His background in senior management positions within Technology companies in the past 25 years has included roles in multi-national satcoms, network & mobile companies.

Anmol Sood

Anmol Sood

Board Director

As Board Director of Jaltek, Anmol has been pivotal in establishing Jaltek’s business strategies within the military, aerospace, medical and logistics sectors. He has also been integral in defining the company’s strategy for International expansion via owned subsidiaries or distribution channels.

A BSC economics graduate of University College London, Anmol gained his ACA qualification whilst with a leading city accountancy firm and has considerable corporate finance experience gained within a number of banking institutions.

Steve Pittom

Steve Pittom

Managing Director

Steve has been with Jaltek since 1998, employed as an account manager. He was instrumental in building the company’s customer base and was quickly promoted to Sales Director in 2001. His drive and enthusiasm for the business grew year on year utilising his sales experience he played a major role in growing the business. A promotion to General Manager came about in 2008 which found Steve heading up the integration of people and processes following three successful acquisitions. With continued growth within the organisation Steve reached the heady heights of MD for JSL, JDS and Wavesight in January 2012.

Chris Day

Chris Day

Technical Director

Chris has worked for Jaltek Systems for 8 years, as Technical Director Of Jaltek Design Services.

He started his career in 1984 in PCB Design at Acron Video, following the completion of an Electronic Engineering apprenticeship with Acron. In 1987 he moved on to start his own PCB Design Bureau; Abra Cad. Chris ran Abra Cad for 18 years, designing PCB’s, working with clients, suppliers and trade organisations and furthering his technical knowledge. He ensured he remained at the fore of his field whilst leading his design team.

Abra Cad was sold to Jaltek in 2005 when Chris took up his current role.

Stephen Blythe

Stephen Blythe

Business Manager

Stephen joined the team at Jaltek as Business Manager in 2016. His depth of industry experience enables him to fully support our existing and new customers.

Stephen brings more than 20 years of electronics manufacturing experience to Jaltek. He started his career in Production Management before moving into various Operations, Commercial and Customer facing roles with a number of UK and European Contract Electronics Manufacturers. Working with customers in a range of industries including Security, ANPR, Audio, Photonics and ATEX products across EMEA and North America.

Claire Mackay

Claire Mackay

Business Development Manager

Claire Mackay, who joined Jaltek in 2019, has a wealth of industry experience and knowledge to support Jaltek’s existing and new customers.

Claire has over 25 year’s experience in the Electronics Industry, working with a number of UK based Contract Electronics Manufacturers, with her most recent position supporting a Global Top 10 EMS, generating new business for the UK, U.S. and Asian facilities.

She started her career as a keen apprentice, straight from college, working her way up via various positions in operations and quality before finally finding that she was naturally attributed to customer support. She has worked with significant high reliability customers in the Semiconductor, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Industrial, Laser & Optics Sectors.

As Jaltek’s Customer base continues to grow, Claire’s appointment enables Jaltek to continue to expand whilst ensuring that our existing and prospective customers are always at the centre of everything that we do.

Jack Groom

Jack Groom

Business Development Manager

Jack has recently joined the Jaltek team as Business Development Manager. Starting his career in Electronics as a Key Account Manager in Electronic Distribution he has enjoyed progressing in to Business Development.

His role focuses on bringing new customers and technologies to the business. He brings with him a wealth of experience having worked with a diverse customer base in both electronic manufacturing and distribution. Jack has supported a number of established and start-up companies, successfully bringing their products through development, NPI and into production. His understanding of their requirements make him well placed for this new role.

Jack works alongside Stephen Blythe, Chris Day and Claire Mackay, ensuring our customers remain at the centre of everything that we do as Jaltek continues to grow.

Thomas Aird

Thomas Aird

Commercial Manager

Thomas first joined Jaltek in 2011 as Strategic Buyer. He has since been promoted a number of times and is now Jaltek's Commercial Manager, overseeing all of the companies Commercial, Purchasing and Front End Engineering activities.

After a year as Strategic Buyer Thomas was promoted to Strategic Account Manager in 2012, a role focusing on Mil/Aero and High Reliability customers. In 2014 he was promoted to Business Unit Manager, initially still focusing on Mil/Aero and High Reliability accounts before also taking a lead with Commercial customers. He has been in his current role since April 2016.

Prior to joining Jaltek, Thomas worked in the Utilities industry establishing and developing accounts, primarily within the electricity sector.

With extensive experience in Account Management, Thomas is responsible for developing relationships with our new and existing customers and suppliers as well as the implementation of strategic development plans and measures for continuous improvement, success and growth.

David Riches

David Riches

Business Unit Manager

David joined Jaltek in 2012 as a Senior Buyer before moving into the sales team as Senior Account Manager in 2014. David was promoted to his current role of Business Unit Manager in 2015.

Prior to Jaltek, David worked primarily within the Aerospace & Defence sector for a technology provider of RF/microwave, microelectronics and security technologies for critical and high-reliability applications.

David is responsible for developing relationships with our existing customers and the implementation of strategic development plans and measures for continuous improvement, success and growth of his Business Unit.

Maria Turvey

Maria Turvey

Production Manager

Maria first joined Jaltek in 2001. She now heads up all post SMT Operations; overseeing all soldering, test processes and in-process inspection as well as conformal coating. Maria is also a fully certified IPC Trainer (IPC-A-610, J-STD-001, IPC 7711/7721 and J-STD-001ES) and leads Jaltek’s IPC training team.

With almost 20 years experience in the electronics manufacturing industry, and with 15 of these at jaltek, she is ideally placed to understand the requirements of Jaltek’s customers and how to ensure that these requirements are met to the highest standard in a busy contract electronics manufacturing environment.

Simon Lee

Simon Lee

Quality Manager

Simon joined Jaltek Systems in 2014, initially as a Senior Production Engineer, implementing customers’ products into manufacture. In 2106 he moved to the role of Senior Quality Engineer and after successfully guiding Jaltek through its annual AS9100 re-certification audit was promoted to Quality Manager. He is now carrying out a thorough review of the company’s Quality Management System in preparation for the Revision D update to the AS9100 standard.

Simon has over 20 years’ experience in the electronics manufacturing industry. Before joining Jaltek he worked as a Supplier Quality Engineer for an aerospace CEM and prior to that was employed for fifteen years as Engineering and Quality Manager for a lighting controls manufacturer.

Join our team

We are always interested in hearing from new graduates, specifically with degrees in any of the following areas:

  • Engineering (Hardware, Firmware & Software)
  • Science (especially BioMedical)
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Finance

Visit our Careers page to find out more

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