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News | 31 October, 2018
Meet the METS Team

It’s that time of year again when the Actisense team are gearing up for the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam.  As the biggest calendar event for many marine industry manufacturers, it’s an exciting time to catch up with existing customers and meet new ones.

|“The METSTRADE Show is the world’s largest trade exhibition of marine equipment, materials and systems.”

A Warm Welcome

Here’s a brief intro to the METS team.  Come and visit us to find out more.



Phil Whitehurst

Phil founded the company in 1997 and has grown the company from a small bedroom to an 8000 square feet facility in Poole that now exports to over 40 countries worldwide, turning over more than £1M / annum. He enjoys trekking at high altitudes, has run well over 40 marathons including the six world major series.

Lesley Keets

Lesley has a hand in all aspects of the business, with a focus on running the operation smoothly. She has guided the Company to become an award-winning manufacturer with a strong brand and reputation. Lesley enjoys travelling and adventures with her Staffie and French Bulldog, walking in the Dorset countryside.

Danny Thrasher

Danny heads up Sales & Marketing and is responsible for global business development. He works closely with our overseas distributors and travels extensively to ensure that the Actisense brand remains prominent. Danny is a keen cyclist.

Andy Campbell

Andy works closely with our Head of Engineering to keep the engineering department organised and focused on advancing our existing Actisense products whilst also developing new, next generation products. Andy is a keen military tank enthusiast and is also an avid sport fanatic, playing 6-a-side football twice a week.

Douglas Thomson

Doug mainly works with the engineering team, assisting with product design, testing, documentation and manufacturing of new products. He also builds the Company display stand used at trade shows. Doug is a keen and talented saxophone player and he plays in a local big band.

Owen Vachell

In his role as Training Coordinator, Owen creates and provides training to the marine industry around the world. As Technical Support Engineer, Owen manages all technical support enquiries. In his spare time Owen is a keen landscape photographer, a seamless combination of his love for the outdoors and photography.

"We have been working with Actisense for more than 9 years now. Our sales in terms of units raise to a 4 digit figure. As far as I can remember, we have returned just one NMEA Buffer back to the manufacturer under warranty. That says it all."
Alberto Olmos, Sales Director, Aage Hempel Crame
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