Senior Management

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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. 

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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).

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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. 

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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. 

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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

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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. 

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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.

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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). 

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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

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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Jon has 17 years’ experience in audio visual product distribution and joined Midwich in May 2014. He is responsible for the technical video, professional audio and project systems division known as Midwich Solutions. 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.

Prior to this he was product manager for broadcast equipment manufacturer Harris Corporation PLC. Jon was awarded industry technical person of the year in 2004 by AV Magazine at the AV awards and regularly contributes to the trade press, recognised as an industry specialist in the field of audio system design and sound systems.

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. 

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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.