Our Leadership Team

Our passionate and dedicated leadership team combines in-depth industry experience and expertise to deliver design and manufacturing excellence. Meet the people responsible for driving us from one successful milestone to another.

Board of Directors

Philip Johnston

Director of Operations

Philip, Director of Operations at G&H | ITL, oversees the day to day site operations. His 35-year career includes senior roles in six companies, from large corporations to SMEs. With over two decades of experience, Phil has been a Senior Director in three distinct organizations, gaining extensive insights in sectors like Personal Care, Food, Soft Drinks, and Medical Devices. His adaptability shines, transitioning between companies such as Wilkinson Sword, Virgin Group, and Associated British Foods. In Life Sciences, he transformed Galaxy Optical Services, an SME, into a multi-million-pound optical powerhouse over 11 years. Later, he took on the role of Managing Director for CooperVision's Global lens care business, leaving a lasting impact.

Ian McCutcheon

Global Research & Development Director

Ian is responsible for leading G&H | ITL’s multidisciplinary Research and Development team globally. He has over 30 years’ R&D experience working in the medical device, life science and aerospace industries; with proven leadership in project management, new product development and systems engineering.

He joined the company in 1990 and has since been involved in the realization and development of hundreds of products. During his career at G&H | ITL, he held positions including Principal Design Engineer and Project Manager. Ian is a qualified Electronics Design Engineer with a background in Military and Defense.

Management Team

Tom Ackrill

Strategic Business Development Manager

Tom joined ITL in 2011 as a Business Development Coordinator and now serves as Strategic Business Development Manager. He is responsible for developing, driving and leading the company’s global sales and marketing functions. Tom is well-versed in the product development process and its associated regulatory framework and is intimately involved in contract negotiations and development of customer relationships.

Tom started his career in the life science industry, working as a Microbiology Analyst at Severn Trent Services. He now holds a degree in Analytical Science from the University of Coventry.

Tristan Lambert

Production Manager

As Production Manager, Tristan is responsible for ITL’s production activities and operations. He coordinates and controls manufacturing processes, ensuring quality products are delivered on-time and to specification. With more than 20 years’ industry experience, he is well-versed in helping customers achieve their strategic manufacturing goals.

Tristan joined ITL in 1999 and has since held several roles in production and operations where he has established a track record as a leader with expertise in lean manufacturing and project management. Tristan is a certified BSI Lean Practitioner.

Johanne O’Reilly

Supply Chain Manager

As Supply Chain Manager, Johanne is responsible for Supply Chain, Procurement and Warehousing at G&H | ITL. Working in the Supply Chain industry for over 30 years, Jo has extensive expertise and experience in Production Planning, Warehousing, Purchasing, NPI, Import & Export and Legal. She has worked within FMCG, Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals & Personal Care sectors.

Jo joined G&H | ITL in February 2021. She is a strategic thinker who believes in an inclusive approach in leadership style. Loyal and proactive with a strong work ethic, commercially astute and committed to ongoing self-development and to the development of the team.

Steve Rowland

Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs Manager

Steve joined ITL in August 2021. As the Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs Manager, he is responsible for overseeing the Quality Team and Regulatory activities at ITL.

Steve has extensive hands-on management experience in the areas of Quality, Regulatory R&D and Special Projects. He has worked for over 30 years in the FMCG, Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, Household and Personal Care sectors. He believes in management by inclusion and leading by example.

Joshua Tupper

Technical Proposals Manager

Joshua is an experienced mechanical engineer with a background in aerospace, oil & gas, and defence sector product design and manufacturing. His career has encompassed roles as Development Engineer, Validation Engineer, Design Manager, and Engineering Manager. He brings practical experience with mechanical and production engineering that will help clients navigate and mitigate risks for their product development.

He joined G&H | ITL in 2021 to work with the Business Development and R&D Departments, providing technical support with new business opportunities. Joshua works with clients to maximize the benefits of our product development cycle and to access G&H | ITL’s wealth of design and manufacturing experience.

Project Managers

Evangelos Alexiadis

Projects Manager

Evangelos is responsible for planning, overseeing, and on-time delivery of complex R&D projects. He has over 15 years of experience in the medical device and life science industries, specializing in microfluidic systems and scientific instruments. His depth of knowledge and expertise prove to be invaluable in helping projects reach their full potential.

Evangelos joined ITL in 2013 as a Systems Engineer, where he gained and shared his experience in the development of several projects, from concept to completion. He holds a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering with Medical Electronics (Honours), a Master of Science in Electronic Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Embedded Systems Engineering.

Nigel Stevens

Projects Manager

Nigel joined G&H | ITL in 2021 as a Projects Manager. He is responsible for leading multidisciplinary teams of engineers to complete complex R&D projects. As the key point of contact for the client and the development team, Nigel ensures that projects are delivered on time and meet customer expectations and compliance requirements.

Nigel is a qualified Mechanical Engineer with a career history, of over 35 years, in product design and development in the food, aviation and automotive industries. He has extensive experience in leading comprehensive teams of engineers on R&D projects for global OEM's.

Mark Tickner

Projects Manager

Mark joined ITL in 2015. As Projects Manager, Mark is responsible for leading multidisciplinary teams of engineers to complete complex R&D projects. He is a pivotal point of contact for the client and ensures projects are delivered on time within the regulatory framework.

Mark has over 23 years of experience working in the medical device, pharmaceutical and life science industries. His significant background in laboratories and device development enables him to bring together the client and ITL’s engineering to a successful realisation. Mark has delivered a variety of development projects whilst at ITL, including analytical diagnostic instruments, disposable cartridges and patient connected devices.

Marcus Willis

Projects Manager

Marcus joined G&H | ITL in 2021. As Projects Manager, he is responsible for overseeing & leading multidisciplinary teams of engineers to complete complex R&D projects.

Marcus is qualified in Mechanical Engineering and has a background in Payment Technologies & Military Aerospace. With over 30 years of hands-on experience of product development with a passion for the design and manufacturing of innovative electro-mechanical products to meet the needs of integrators, end users & the environment. With in-depth knowledge of the principles of product design & engineering, ability to conceptualise, analyse & develop ideas throughout the product development process utilising the latest current manufacturing & production processes, as well as the best practices to achieve commercial success.

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