Mark Downing

Managing Director

Mark is responsible for directing Scorpion’s overall strategy towards sustained, profitable growth and ensuring corporate objectives and standards of performance are understood and owned by the senior management team.

Mark also represents the company within a number of professional and industry associations and plays an active role in ensuring industry input and expertise is available to the SMMT Supply Chain Working Group.

Originally trained as an Engineer with BICC in their Connectors division, then educated to degree standard in Business Administration, Mark has over 20 years’ experience as a Managing Director. He believes that the secret of success is attention to detail and excellent customer service.

Gill Downing

Gill Downing

Operations Manager

Highly motivated and organised individual, managing a team of production supervisors and operatives in both the electronic and electro mechanical production departments. Gill works closely with Purchasing, and ensures that sales order demand and deadlines are met by coordinating the efforts of production and warehouse.

Mike Nolan

Mike Nolan

Quality Manager

Mike has over 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, 10 of which have been with Scorpion Automotive and is responsible for the implementation and on-going integrity of Scorpion’s Quality Management Systems.

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This includes developing and reviewing the effectiveness of our procedures, conducting departmental audits and ensuring Scorpion’s on going compliance with ISO9001:2015, IATF16949:2016, ISO14001, Thatcham and BSI Quality Standards.

Mike is a fully trained Six Sigma Black Belt en-route to becoming fully certified and is IATF16949 Internal Auditor, Minitab, APQP & PPAP trained.

 

Ian Davenport

Ian Davenport

Head of Research & Development

Heading up the Scorpion’s expanding and multidisciplinary R&D department, Ian’s team is at the forefront of the company’s technological developments for its UK and expanding overseas markets.

Andrew Jeffrey

Andrew Jeffrey

Chief Technology Officer

Andrew is responsible for all of Scorpion’s web-based architecture and feature development having previously lead teams across Europe for BNP Paribas and Barclays. 

External Sales Team

Richard Andrews

Richard Andrews

National Sales Manager

Richard holds responsibility for UK Sales and Key Account Management. Richard has an extensive working knowledge of electronic vehicle security and tracking systems having managed his own car security installation business for a number of years.

Sue French

Sue French

Regional Sales Manager

Sue is Regional Sales Manager for the South. Sue has over 26 years’ experience within the stolen vehicle tracking industry, having started out at the very beginnings of the technology’s development and has worked for some major tracking companies within the industry and has supported many prestige OE manufactures in launching their own SVR parts programmes.

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She also has extensive knowledge and experience of working with Aftermarket Resellers who specialise in all forms of retro-fit automotive safety and security, as well as Companies from many different industries who want to improve their efficiency with real-time fleet tracking and management. Sue joined Scorpion Automotive in January of 2015 and is a key member of the Scorpion Field Sales Team. Sue also holds a Certificate in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and is actively involved in the design of Scorpion’s marketing materials.
Dan Balsamini

Dan Balsamini

Regional Sales Manager

Dan is responsible for Scorpion and Datatool in the North and has 12 years of experience working within the automotive industry with brands such as Vauxhall, Mercedes and Skoda. He’s also Mayor of his home town of Settle, North Yorkshire.

Mick Lee

Mick Lee

Regional Sales Manager

Technical Team

Tony Heys

Tony Heys

Aftermarket Technical Manager

Tony has worked for Scorpion for over 25 years and as Technical Manager, heads up the Customer Technical support department. Tony has responsibility for liaising with external bodies like Thatcham and gathering technical data from the field and working closely with the company’s R&D team regarding product development and continuous improvement.

Aarron Mitchell

Aarron Mitchell

OE Technical Manager

With over 25 years of experience in the automotive security industry 10 of which with Toad Plc, Aaron now provides technical support for the entire Scorpion range of products.

Purchasing & MANUFACTURING

Karen Hicklin MCIPS

Karen Hicklin MCIPS

Global Purchasing Manager

Karen is the head of the Scorpion Purchasing Team who are responsible for end to end procurement and ensuring the timely delivery of a multitude of component types each month in line with Scorpion’s manufacturing resource planning process and agreed Client Service Level Agreements.

Darrel Murgatroyd BSc (Hons)

Darrel Murgatroyd BSc (Hons)

Production Engineering Manager

Darrel directs the development and implementation of Scorpion’s manufacturing processes to ensure optimum production functionality, capacity and cost efficiencies. The role requires working closely with R&D, sales &
marketing and operations to ensure production capability and output stays ahead of customer demand for Scorpion’s growing product portfolio and the increasing volume requirements from its UK and export markets.

Software Development

 
James McClelland

James McClelland

Lead Web Developer

James is the lead web developer and has over 7 years experience primarily working with backend code. Mainly focusing on workplace automation and modernising legacy code, as well as teaching apprentices. James also makes IoT systems in his spare time.