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Meet the team
A combined experience
in semiconductor manufacturing
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Steve Barnes has 25 years’ experience, the last 21 of which are in semiconductor automation and lab information systems. He has been a lynchpin of the implementation and automation product development teams within CIMple Solutions, Jenoptik Infab and Brooks Automation, and (with Andrew) was the architect and prime developer of the tool automation platforms developed by those companies. At Savantech, Steve wears multiple hats; he is still lead for several of our semiconductor clients but is now also lead and overall coordinator for our lab management systems side of the business, with an in-depth knowledge of SQL.
Alex Soldevila has 18 years’ experience in various industries, with an early career highlight being the main technical contact for the Casio distributor of ruggedized handheld devices in Spain. In Savantech, Alex has been both architect and prime developer of all our Tracking solutions, including the CoreTrakk Framework and Manager and all its derived portfolio of products. Alex is a tremendously capable developer, able to turn his hand to problems regardless of business sector or development platform and, hence, is also involved in equipment automation solution development, and in providing support to other Savantech products such as Waste Management applications and legacy Material Tracking Systems. He is adept in using a wide range of technologies to cover the full stack of mobile and desktop applications running on Windows and Android or Web-based platforms.
Andrew Weatherhead has 28 years’ industry experience. He was the Technical Director at CIMple Solutions Limited, and subsequently Software Development Director at Jenoptik Infab Limited and Brooks Automation in the UK, where he lead the development of key tool automation platforms of those companies. His experience in leading development teams and proven history of delivering quality solutions on-time is a key asset to the company, as is his technical engineering ability. Andrew is the principal architect of our core product set.
Commercial and Sales
Matthew is a strong commercially focused senior commercial director. He began his career working for Rolls-Royce in the North East of England. Always ready to take on a new challenge, he moved abroad and gained outstanding international experience in Austria and India before finally returning to the UK and settling in Scotland. Working in a range of organisations from high tech mass production through to complex heavy engineering, his roles have been equally diverse from Finance Director to senior sales positions.