Meet the Team

The power behind our success rests with a knowledgeable and highly skilled team, many of whom have been with the company since its inception working as: mechanical designers, technical engineers, mechanical fitting staff, hydraulic and pneumatic design and fitting staff, electrical and electronic design and installation staff, PLC programming and PC programming staff, office and customer service support, sales and marketing managers, health and safety consultants.

The overall management of the business is carried out by the four Directors.

Chris Baker

Chris Baker | Managing Director

Chris was the project manager for SU Automotive until 1999 when he joined SPE as Director working closely with John on high profile projects. Chris is able to bring his knowledge and experience of assembly and test processes, providing an innovative approach to software and control systems - seeing solutions come to life through designs.

John Lambell

John Lambell | Director

John started his career as an apprentice for Zenith Carburetta Company and in 1982 he established SPE. His industry experience and knowledge is extensive. Being highly practical and resourceful John is the test system designer, participating in all project design reviews, overseeing project development and liaising with customers.

Oliver King

Oliver King | Technical Director

Oliver King joined SPE as an Apprentice Electrical Engineer in 2005. After 6 years he gained a HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and was made a Director in 2010. In 2013 Oliver took over the role of Chris Baker and is now the Technical Director.

Alex Chidley

Alex Chidley | Project Engineering Manager

Alex completed an engineering degree in 2002 at Loughborough University in Product Design and Manufacturing before joining SPE as project manager. Alex is responsible for mechanical design and project management, bringing a great deal of technical knowledge, enabling him to fully establish clients' requirements to produce successful solutions.