Plumis team

Meet the team

  • Plumis Founder William Makant

    William Makant

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    William is a mechanical engineer & technical lead at Plumis. William holds an MBA from Imperial College. He has led to a successful conclusion a number of fire suppression R&D projects with Innovate UK backing which has led to the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation – the UK’s highest accolade for business success. He is a member of the FIA/BASFA Watermist technical committee that contributes to the British Standards.

  • Plumis Founder Yusuf Muhammad

    Yusuf Muhammad

    Chief Design Officer (CDO)

    Yusuf is a co-inventor of Automist. He has an Honours Masters degree in Engineering and a double Masters in Innovation Design Engineering. He has won numerous design awards for a host of innovations across a number of industries including the James Dyson Award, the Toyota IQ Design Challenge & Transport Design of the Year by the Design Museum to name a few. He also starred in the BBC 2 Show 'The Big Life Fix'.

  • Plumis Staff Glenn Hayward

    Glenn Hayward

    Chief of Operations (COO)
    Glenn is a graduate of the University of Manchester and has close to thirty years of experience working on the new product introduction and the operations side of high-tech businesses including everything from  Standard Integrate Circuit (IC) products to smart meters. He has expertise in setting up world-class quality, reliability and manufacturing facilities, is a father of three and is an experienced and keen ocean yachtsman. 
  • Plumis NED Peter Cowley

    Peter Cowley

    Non Executive Director

    Peter is a Cambridge University Engineering and Computing graduate and fellow of the Judge Business School. He’s run technology and construction businesses for over three decades and is involved in charity and social enterprise governance, as chair and treasurer, on many trustee boards. Peter founded and runs the Martlet start-up investment fund in Cambridge and has invested in over 30 start-ups. He is on the board of seven of these, including Plumis. Peter enjoys fine dining.

  • Plumis Staff Steven Dynan

    Steven Dynan

    Technical Sales Manager

    Steven has been in the fire and security industry for over 25 years, after starting in the industry as an apprentice, he has worked as an installation and service engineer and has held various service management roles. In his spare time Steven enjoys watching football and playing golf. 

  • Plumis Staff Kelly Gardiner

    Kelly Gardiner

    Business Development Manager

    Kelly is an experienced Business Development Manager who looks after national projects along with working closely with our authorised installers. She has good knowledge of industry regulations and guidelines having joined us from another fire suppression company. Kelly is good at building relationships at all levels and loves to travel so is always planning her next trip.

  • Plumis Staff Bhavik Patel

    Bhavik Patel

    Financial Controller

    Bhavik is a Part-Qualified CIMA Professional working towards full qualification. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Hertfordshire’s Business School. With 10 years experience in accounting, he has worked in the footwear manufacturing industry and for a management consultancy firm. In his spare time he enjoys learning new skills, watching football and supporting Barcelona FC!

  • Plumis Staff Amaar Bokhari

    Amaar Bokhari

    Head of Supply Chain

    Amaar has over 15 years of Supply Chain and Operations experience working in several industries throughout his career. He is a qualified Mechanical Engineer and has a post graduate degree in Operations Management. Amaar is a certified Six-Sigma expert. His passions outside of work include playing cricket and hiking along with being a diehard Liverpool FC supporter.

  • Plumis Staff Manuela Sato

    Manuela Sato

    Project Manager

    Manuela has worked in project management in the technology industry for 8 years. Her experience spans a diverse range of industries including telecommunications, energy, entertainment and banking.  With a passion for travel, she is always planning her next adventure.


  • Plumis Staff Jinwen Cen

    Jinwen Cen

    New Product Development Manager

    Jinwen is an experienced engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the mechanical engineering. He is skilled in R & D, quality management, root cause analysis and project management. He has strong product development professional with a master's degree focused in mechanical engineering from RWTH Aachen University. He likes to travel and make friends.

  • Plumis Staff Linas Sidaras

    Linas Sidaras

    Software Development, Test & Validation Team Leader

    Linas has more than eight years experience in software development in various spheres such as temperature control, Bluetooth & IoT communications, NFC, audio, industrial machines technologies. Electronics has been Linas's hobby since he was a child. His others interests include psychology and playing with various musical instruments.

  • Plumis Staff Belchin Sevdalinov

    Belchin Sevdalinov

    Technical Support Engineer

    Electrical and electronics engineer with MBA degree. More than 7 years of experience in international companies working in power generation, energy quality and electronics product manufacturing. Car enthusiast who enjoys outdoor activities like fishing and camping.

  • Plumis Staff Przemek Wilczynski

    Przemek Wilczynski

    Senior Quality Technician

    Previously a store manager of a leading DIY store, Przemek has factory experience of production lines, producing wood laminates for kitchen units and cabinetry. In his spare time he can be found moving across the floor as a semi-professional dancer and loves long distance cycling.

  • Plumis Staff Jo

    Jo Huggins

    Senior Marketing Executive

    Jo is an experienced marketer with a background in digital media. Over the past 10 years she’s worked for a creative web agency and a leading lone worker safety provider. She is skilled in content creation, digital strategy and social media. In her spare time she loves to travel, go to gigs and plays in a band.

  • Plumis Staff Omair Jaswal

    Omair Jaswal

    IT Engineer

    Omair is a computing graduate with a masters degree in Information Systems. He has over 10 years of web application development experience with a wide range of technologies. He has previously worked with various start-ups, SME's and cooperate clients in the Middle-East. In his spare time he enjoys time-lapse photography, hiking and live music.

  • Plumis Staff Daniel Laslett

    Daniel Laslett

    Assembly Technician

    Daniel has got 15 years of experience working in warehouses and used to work for McLaren Automotive. He likes to listen to dance music and play football in his spare time.

  • Plumis Staff Andrew Peek

    Andrew Peek

    Electronics Engineer

    Andrew is an Electronics Engineer experienced in developing embedded hardware and software for automotive engine management systems, data loggers, industrial control systems and point of sales terminals. He’s also managed IT teams and developed large scale real-time server based gaming infrastructure and networks

  • Plumis Advisor Jan Taranczuk

    Jan Taranczuk

    Strategic Housing Advisor

    Jan has worked in housing for 50+ years, for local authorities and the private sector.  Through interim management and consulting assignments he has provided senior management support to local authorities and RSLs. Since creating Jan Taranczuk Associates in 2009 he has worked with housing organisations and private companies to improve services to residents, particularly around repairs policy and fire safety. He is a corporate member of the Chartered Institute of Housing, and past chair of its London Regional Board.

  • Plumis Advisor Kathy Jenkins

    Kathy Jenkins


    Kathy has held a number of senior executive positions, she is currently the COO of Marshall of Cambridge. Before joining Marshall, Kathy spent 14 years at Thales Plc where she held a number of senior executive positions. She has also worked with Marconi Plc.

  • Plumis Career Plumis Stormtrooper

    Plumis Stormtrooper

    Top talent

    We’re always on the lookout for outstanding and unique individuals who share our values. Being a part of Plumis requires an independent streak and creative collaboration skills to help us make our products the best they can be. We want to find the best and we move fast, so if this sounds like you, send your CV to