Meet The Team

Flo Wood

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Managing Director

Flo Wood joined the company from Ericsson in 2001 and was appointed Managing Director in 2010.  With over 20 years’ experience in the manufacturing industry,  Flo has knowledge and experience in low-to-medium volume, high technology sectors, and high volume consumer electronics markets. She has a wealth of industry experience, including international supply chain planning and management along with an MBA and an HND in Business & Inventory Management.

Mariam Smith

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Finance Director

Mariam joined the company in 2010 as an Accounts Assistant; she went on to study CIMA through Kaplan Financial and is now a Chartered Management Accountant, ACMA.

She was appointed Director in 2019 and has recently completed the Executive MBA at Loughborough University with a distinction.

Peter Kimber

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Operations Manager

Peter joined Datalink in 2004 he has progressed through various positions over 16 years and recently became our Operations Manager.  Well versed in all aspects of the business he also operates as the QMS Management Representative to ensure Datalink continues to run effective systems for the benefit of our customers.

Iain Strang

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Production Manager

Iain joined Datalink in June of 2017 as the Production Manager. He has spent over 30 years working in manufacturing, predominantly in the electronics industry. He has worked across several manufacturing sectors including industrial, consumer & aftermarket for both OEM & CEM. 

Michael Belcher

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Electronics Design Manager

Mike re-joined Datalink in January 2022 as our Design Manager, having previously worked for us as a Design Engineer from 2011 to 2018. He has a BEng(Hons) in Electronic Engineering & Computer Science from Aston University. Mike is an experienced electronics and embedded firmware engineer, and has worked on a variety of projects across various industries, including medical devices, wireless sensor networks, and industrial control systems.

Ian Jack

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Senior Design Engineer

Ian has a B.Eng in Electronics from Sheffield University.  He has worked on developing electronics and C firmware, mainly in the telecommunications industry. He has experience of GSM and CAT1, wifi and ISM band radio product design and fixed line telephony design. He has designed PCB and hybrid circuits using STM32, 8051 and PIC processors.

John Blakemore

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Quality Engineer

As well as collecting overly expensive guitars and playing in a band, John brings 25 years of manufacturing experience to Datalink, predominantly working in electronics and PCB assembly. As Quality Engineer, John is a qualified ISO 13485 and ISO 9001 auditor with a hands on approach to maintaining the Datalink QMS.

Shane Nooney

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SMT Engineer

Shane originally joined Datalink in 2008 as an SMT apprentice. He worked his way into various roles and eventually ran the day to day activities of the SMT department as a supervisor. Shane re-joined Datalink in 2021 after exploring other process engineering roles within the electronics industry. He has recently completed his Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and is now a qualified lean practitioner and is continuously striving for process improvements within Datalink