Iain joined Midwich in 2006 following the company’s acquisition of True Colours Distribution, a company he co-founded in 2000. Prior to founding True Colours Distribution, Iain worked for an AV systems integrator. In 2014 Iain became Sales Director of Midwich Limited. He has a diploma in electronic engineering.
Thomas joined Midwich directly from university. He commenced his career managing Midwich’s newly established projector lamp activity, a business with a significant European focus. Following the acquisition of Sidev in 2010, Thomas became heavily involved in the integration, planning and development of this business. In 2013, his remit was widened to include the development of the Group’s business in Europe. He has a BSc in Business Management from the Norwich Business School (University of East Anglia).
Tracey joined the Midwich credit team in 1995 and was promoted to Group Credit Services Manager in 2007 before being becoming Director of Operations in 2014. This extended her responsibilities to IT, logistics, facilities and Group integration projects. Tracey is ACICM qualified.
Stuart joined Midwich in 2002 and worked in a number of different roles across the business including sales and business management before becoming Divisional Director in 2013. In his current role he is responsible for all supplier relationships, product strategy, procurement and profitability of the projection and document solutions product categories. Stuart has a BSc in Accounting and Finance from the University of Essex.
Prior to joining Midwich in 2005, Lee held management roles with retailer DSGI and manufacturer Acer UK. He now manages a number of key product areas within Midwich, such as display and consumer electronics. Lee has also been instrumental in developing areas such as audio, accessories and video conferencing. His role involves managing the company’s relationships with vendors in his area, such as Samsung, LG, Iiyama and NEC Display
After graduating from Hamburg University with a business degree in 1995, Lutz started his professional career as a product manager in the AV distribution company Anders + Kern in Hamburg. In the following years, he successfully worked his way through the organisation as Marketing Manager, Key Account Manager and Sales Manager. Finally, he took over responsibility for Sales and Marketing as Managing Director in 2001.
After some significant restructuring measures in the parent company, Lutz resigned from his Managing Director position and founded Kern & Stelly Medientechnik GmbH, together with his former colleague Andreas Stelly, in 2004. Since then they have formed Kern & Stelly.
Born and graduated in Hamburg, Andreas finished his three-year apprenticeship as a wholesale and export trader at Jos. Hansen & Söhne in 1993. After undertaking a number of sales roles, latterly as export manager in AV distribution company Anders + Kern, Andreas formed Kern & Stelly with Lutz Kern.
Marc has led Sidev after founding the company 25 years ago. Since the acquisition of Sidev in 2010, his wealth of experience and contacts within the French market have helped Sidev to build a strong management team, and achieve significant profitable growth. Marc has been responsible for the creation of a new office and experience centre, and continues to work on projects key to the company’s development. Marc has a diploma in Fine Art, specialising in design from the National School of Fine Arts (Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts).
Mathieu graduated with an MSc in management from EMLYON Business School. He started his career as a product manager for the Kesa group, buying and distributing consumer electronics across Europe .He then joined Hitachi DMG (videoprojection and professional LFD) and was in charge of the B2B channel in France and Africa until he joined Sidev in October 2011 as general sales manager. Mathieu was then appointed general manager of Sidev in January 2015
Garnett has over 20 years’ experience in the Irish technology industry working in a variety of sales and management roles. He led the team that established Square One as an audio visual distribution business in 2004. Garnett is a graduate of the Dublin Business School having studied Marketing, German and Spanish.
Michael has 25 years’ experience within the Australian and New Zealand commercial Audio Visual market, including 10 years as an owner of a leading Australian systems integrator. He spent three years as General Manager of the AV division at Programmed, one of the largest Australian technology integrators. Michael has also held senior roles with companies such as Rexel, which was the Australian distributor for Panasonic. He joined Midwich Australia as a consultant in 2012 and took over as Managing Director of Midwich ANZ in June 2014.
Stuart has been involved in the AV industry since 1998. In 2002 he joined the Plasma Screen Company, which was later rebranded PSCo and in 2005 he led the management buyout from PSCo’s ’parent company. Under his leadership the business has successfully implemented multi-channel strategies for both the distribution and rental of the latest visual technologies.
Jon is responsible for Midwich Technical, a dedicated team of over 50 professional audio, technical video, security and unified communications specialists to support Midwich, Owl and SquareOne's 100+ account managers and their clients deliver industry leading technology solutions. They are specialists in the products used to make video walls, digital signage, IPTV, control systems, signal distribution, IP CCTV, access control, biometrics, paging, performance sound to background music and audio visual conferencing systems.
Jon’s team are responsible for supporting Midwich’s trade customers to design, supply and integrate complex audio visual products as systems to meet the demands of any application.
Prior to Midwich, Jon has had a successful career developing a systems sales approach with integrators and value added reseller partners through a 13 year role as technical director of Beyerdynamic Limited and technical sales director of Polar Audio Limited distribution businesses.
Stephen founded Invision UK and leads the company’s business development, product strategy, trade marketing, vendor management and sales functions. He has over 20 years’ experience in the smart-home technology market. During a successful business career spanning 35 years, Stephen previously held leadership positions in international sales, product management, marketing and distribution.
Originally from Denmark, Allan has more than 30 years’ experience with the film, broadcast and professional audio & video market across Europe. He has been based in the UK since 2003, where he and his business partner developed Holdan Limited into the biggest distribution company within its sector, before joining Midwich in 2016.
Prior to Holdan Limited, Allan ran and developed broadcast systems integrators, blue chip companies and financial investment companies in Scandinavia and across Europe. In 2016 Allan became Managing Director of Holdan Limited following the acquisition by Midwich.
Miguel has extensive experience in the audio and music industry. Sales Director at Vieta, Managing Director at Keyson, Sales and Marketing Director at Auprosa, leading distribution companies specialized in AV and MI markets in Spain. Miguel joined the business in 2001 and now oversees the management team, as well as participating in all discussions with suppliers. Miguel also has a close watch on the orders of key suppliers, the negotiation conditions and the terms of the contracts.
He has a degree in Music and a Master in Marketing from EADA Business School. Speaks four languages and is for 10 years president of AFIAL, the professional trade organization of the Spanish audiovisual industry.
Rick is close friends with Ed, knowing him from school. He was asked by Ed to join the business to improve the company’s structure. Rick previously worked in the lighting market, having overseen the development of Company's lighting business (Dutch Light Pro). Rick is responsible for operations (IT infrastructure, insurance, finance structure, premises). He is heavily involved in company strategy, key vendor meetings/relationships and legal aspects.
Ed's father founded the business, which was then inherited by Ed and his brother Sjef. Ed owns 60% of the Company and spends the majority of his time with customers (around 2 days per week seeing customers). He is closely involved in key strategic vendor matters, and any channel / political issues. He’s regarded as the face of the business.
David has been Managing Director of Sound Technology since 2001, originally joining the company in 1996 as Marketing Director. He was previously customer services manager at Roland UK and vice president of the Music Industries Association.
David has a BSc. degree in Music from City University where he also the ‘cello at The Guildhall School of Music. David is currently the chair of trustees for the UK charity Music For All.
Mark joined Midwich in 2004 supporting the Business Management team in the computing division. Mark’s role then changed in tandem with the focus of the business as he assumed the role of Divisional Manager in the rapidly growing Consumer Electronics category. Working closely with the sales teams it was here that he learned about the world of audio visual.
In 2012, together with his family, he relocated to Sydney and helped Midwich to develop a larger footprint in the ANZ marketplace before returning to the UK. In the years that followed, he trained as Project Manager and managed a number of major projects including various pre and post acquisition activities and strategies.
In 2017 Mark took on the role of Chief Operating Officer, and in 2018 became Managing Director of Midwich Ltd. His focus is to progressively develop the initiatives, strategies and the staff to ensure that Midwich continue to add more value for their customers and vendor partners.