Our Management Team

Julian Pieters

Julian Pieters - Managing Director

Julian is an Engineering graduate from Cambridge University and has an MBA from INSEAD. He joined Ampetronic in 2004 to strengthen the management team while Ampetronic expands rapidly into new markets.

Julian's vision, drive and acumen are instrumental to the success of Ampetronic, both as a company and as developers of world leading assistive listening solutions. He has been actively promoting equal access legislation and induction loop technology globally for well over a decade.


Martin French - Sales Director

Martin has a wealth of expertise in the management of technology based manufacturing, distribution and service businesses in Europe, Middle East & Latin America. He is an enthusiastic and motivational individual who adds value to all stages of the business process and utilises his strong IT skills to deliver business winning and cost saving solutions.

Martin is a strategic thinker with the vision to identify market opportunities and to help structure the business to meet market needs. His "can-do" attitude inspires the Ampetronic team, whilst his prudent financial management consistently delivers above budget results.


Russell Simpson - Chief Engineer

Russell started his career with Ampetronic as a Development Engineer in 1996 after completing a BEng in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Nottingham University, and has over 15 years of experience developing classleading assistive listening technology.

He is a UK representative for IEC TC29 committee on Electroacoustics and plays a prominent role in the development of standards concerning induction loop systems around the world. Russell has some empathy with the hearing impaired as he experiences minor hearing loss in one ear; however his motivation for working within the industry is really to help people to communicate and overcome their difficulties.

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Mark Durkin - Finance Director

Mark qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1988 and has wide experience in Finance and Operations across a range of business disciplines, including manufacturing, retail, sport and film. 

He joined Ampetronic in 2013 and is committed to effective reporting and continuous improvement of processes and controls to ensure that Ampetronic works as effectively with customers and suppliers as possible.


Alistair Knight - Marketing Director

Alistair is a marketing, communications and media professional of over 20 years experience. Originally hailing from a publishing background he quickly moved into technical engineering and electronics disciplines for which he has a passion.

Joining the Ampetronic team in 2011, Alistair not only promotes the company and its activities, but is also a keen advocate for hearing loop technology and helping other interested parties ensure that it is implemented for the benefit of those with hearing loss

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Rosa Garcia - Business Development Manager

Rosa has over 15 years of experience in international sales markets and management of distribution channels. Rosa is a native Spanish speaker and is fluent in English, conversational in Portuguese and learning German and French, which she is always keen to practice.

Her Engineering background allows her to effectively communicate with technical teams, and enthusiastically pursue opportunities to advocate for equality legislation by providing educational seminars in new and existing markets.

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Leon Pieters - Founder (1933-2014)

Leon founded Ampetronic in 1987 and pioneered many new technologies and applications for induction loop systems. He was a passionate believer in providing equality of access to services and made a major impact on the adoption of high quality assistive listening technology solutions in the UK and around the world.

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