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Our Team

At FutureAM designers and programmers sit side by side with engineers, project managers and quality controllers working hand in hand with clients to support them in developing next generation engineering solutions.  The Company believes in employing the best of the best and boasts a highly skilled team of exceptional designers and engineers.

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Craig Peterson
Craig Peterson

CEO

From a strong engineering background, Craig joined FutureAM in 1999 and was appointed Project Manager in 2004 with responsibility for the International development of the Company's Aerodynamic Modelling expertise. His absolute passion for turning a spark of an idea into real technology saw him buy the Company in 2008, giving him the ability to turn FutureAM into a next generation engineering company. His passion for R&D, the challenge of precision engineering high end, exotic materials and his belief that designers and programmers should work hand in hand with engineers and project management has set FutureAM apart from other companies.

As CEO of FutureAM Craig is responsible for the strategic development of the business. He continues to expand the development and production of safety-critical and high-integrity parts through reinvestment and penetration of new markets.

Kathy Lewis
Kathy Lewis

Finance Director

Kathy joined FutureAM in March 2015 as Finance Manager, rapidly being promoted to Finance Director in August. Being ACCA qualified and passing her exams in 1994 at UWE Bristol, Kathy has worked in finance for 27 years in both practice and industry.

Her previous position was in the building industry, working for a privately-owned company that specialised in the manufacture and distribution of plumbing plastics and insulation materials. Prior to that Kathy worked for PKF (accountants), who were the ninth largest accountancy firm in the UK.

Sean Taylor
Sean Taylor

Operations Director

Sean joined FutureAM in 2015 as a Customer Account/Project Manager bringing with him 25 years of manufacturing experience in aerospace and oil and gas. He started his career in 1990 as an apprentice toolmaker at Moog Controls Ltd. then became a member of their Manufacturing Engineering team also completing an HNC in Manufacturing Engineering.

For the following 20 years he held several key positions ranging from Technical Manager and Works Manager of two successful subcontract engineering businesses to Manufacturing Plant Manager for a major Oil and gas service provider delivering rotary steerable tools to service a global market.

Kevin Jennings
Kevin Jennings

Distribution Director

Kevin joined FutureAM in April 2017 as a Customer Account and Project Manager, bringing over 25 years of Manufacturing, Quality and Supply Chain experience.

He started his career in 1990 as an apprentice toolmaker working within different sectors and over the following years held several key positions including Lead Auditor, Quality Manager, Manufacturing Manager and Supply Chain Manager, predominantly working within or supporting the Oil & Gas industry. This has enabled Kevin to bring a wealth of experience working with all aspects of a global supply chain, both as a customer and a supplier.

Jonny Blair
Jonny Blair

Head of Aerospace

Jonny joined FutureAM in 2008 after completing a BEng degree in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. He gained extensive knowledge of the company in his first three years, working in both Quality and Production Control. In 2011 Jonny completed a Masters degree in Sustainable Energy at Cardiff University whilst continuing to work for Future.

In 2012 Jonny was appointed Customer Account/Project Manager and in May 2021 was promoted to Head of Aerospace to support the growth and enhance the processes associated with this sector. Utilising his prior experience of the company he is also responsible for co-ordinating multi-level tooling kits throughout manufacture.

Joe Dawson
Joe Dawson

Quality Manager

Re-joining FutureAM in 2019 as Quality Manager, Joe brings a wealth of knowledge within Aerospace quality environments having previously supplied to Boeing, Rolls Royce, Safran, Thales and Airbus but to name a few within forging, casting and precision machining disciplines. Most recently achieving and maintaining NADCAP disciplines at merit status across four workstreams alongside maintaining the quality management system for one of the UK’s largest foundries

Having previously worked within the Inspection/QA department of future advanced manufacture, Joe has extensive customer/product knowledge accompanied by advanced metrology understanding

Mandy Biddell
Mandy Biddell

Production / Operations Manager

Mandy joined FutureAM in January 2021 as Production/Operations Manager, following 31 years of experience in engineering working in Oil & Gas, sub-contract, Medical and Defence. Being a time-served apprentice obtaining an HNC in Mechanical Engineering, Mandy’s early experience was of CNC milling and turning, as well as running injection-moulding machinery before progressing on to production/controller/planner, Master Scheduler Manufacturing Lead and Operations Manager. Mandy also has 11 years’ experience of change management, system implementation and process management.

Associate Member of The Institute of Leadership and Management.

Mark Tovey
Mark Tovey

Head of Design

Mark joined FutureAM in August 2008 as Designer, with over 20 years experience of the design of Aerospace Tooling and Test Equipment at GE (Dowty) Propellers, during which time he gained detailed knowledge of Blades and Resin-transfer Moulding. In mid-2010, Mark was appointed Chief Designer and is now responsible for the management of a team of three designers working within Aerospace, Medical and Aerodynamics Testing.

Areas of special expertise include the manufacture of Flight-released Components, Propellers and Resin Transfer Mould tooling.

Chris Leivers
Chris Leivers

Continuous Improvement Manager

Starting out as an apprentice, Chris has over the past 34 years gained experience in many aspects of subcontract machining companies. At first a Machinist, progressing to Workshop Manager, NPI Engineer and Quality Engineer - all for a local company - and taking time out to complete an HND in Mechanical Engineering in his early career.

Originally working in the Small component Aerospace sectors, Chris now has many years experience in the Oil & Gas and Nuclear sectors.

Catherine Beasley
Catherine Beasley

PA to Craig Peterson

Catherine was trained by the Dowty Group, initially working for the Supplies Manager at Dowty Hydraulic Units and then subsequently working for the Group Chief Accountant and Finance Director. Following several senior administrative roles, including five years as Secretary to the Managing Director of the UK arm of an international biotechnology company, Catherine joined FutureAM in 2006 to assist the Production Director and Project Managers.

In 2008 Catherine became Craig's PA and as such her prime role is to support him closely on a daily basis and to make his life easier, but she also supports the senior management team with detailed organisational matters.

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