The UK's Leading Linear Actuator Specialists

Senior Management Team

Piers Olsen Managing Director

Piers is a qualified Mechanical Engineer with decades of industry experience. Olsen Actuation was formed by Piers in 2008 and quickly grew to be one of the largest electric actuator distributors in the UK. With an impressive product portfolio including Exlar roller-screw actuators, EH-D electro-hydraulic drives, Concens actuators and a full range of motors, alongside a distinguished list of blue-chip clients, the business looks set to continue its success for many years to come.

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Joanne Lawes Operations Manager

Joanne is the heart of our organisation and is the co-ordinator of our main office operations. She is an expert in managing challenging inbound enquiries and complex export arrangements. Her background includes managing diverse teams during 16 years at O2, providing consultancy on business processes and finance management. She is relentlessly upbeat, friendly and really drives the positive office atmosphere we enjoy at Olsen.

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Andy Burgess Project Management

Andy is the team's projects expert. With decades of experience in project management and a strong background in engineering, Andy is responsible for making sure that every project is dealt with as efficiently as possible. Andy is also responsible for the company's ISO compliance.

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Thomas James Marketing Manager & Research Engineer

Thomas wears two hats at Olsen, managing the marketing side of the business while also researching a PhD into the specific energy saving capabilities of electrical actuators in renewable energy systems. His background is in Business Development but completed a Masters in Engineering to increase his expertise in the sector.

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Mike Jones Senior Mechanical Engineer

Mike is a consultant engineer with over 30 years of mechanical design experience. He is utilised for his specialist mechanical design skills on our in house modified range of COTS actuators, Bespoke actuator solutions and project specific problems and is an Autodesk certified professional user of the Inventor design software used for all mechanical design and simulation.

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Georgia McKnight Sales Administrator

Georgia is critical to the sales process at Olsen with an excellent all round set of skills. She handles goods in/out, checks in and despatches orders, sends quotes, prepares the monthly sales margin report along with countless other essential duties. Her background as a billing clerk and quantity surveyor administrator means she has an excellent eye for detail. Outside of the office she is a devoted mum to her little girl.

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Phoenix Team Mascot

Phoenix has a great personality and is widely regarded as the life and soul of the office, although is known to be a liability outside of the building... She can be loud and has been known to eat other people's food, but she still manages to be loved by absolutely everyone. Who couldn't love that face!

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