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 Staff Will Goodwin

    Will Goodwin

    Head of Business Development

    A highly experienced Sales and Commercial Manager, Will has a bacckground in M&E and Construction having worked within both the public and private sectors with Tier 1 contractors Kier, Powerminister and Lovell.  Will is an excellent team player and his understanding of both operations and sales creates a cohesive approach bringing the processes together.

  • Plumis Director Robert Murphy

    Robert Murphy

    Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    Robert has spent 10+ years supporting SME growth, including raising £45m+ through private equity investment capital and £60m in structured bank / venture debt since 2009. He is raised up to £20m in M&A acquisitions and £25m in closed trade sales, generating up to eight-fold returns for investors.

  • Plumis Staff Alison Towle

    Alison Towle

    Head of Marketing

    With more than 20 years’ marketing experience, Alison has worked for some of the biggest media brands in housing and construction including Inside Housing and Building.  She was part of the team responsible for delivering the Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual conference and exhibition, the largest housing event in Europe and more recently headed up the marketing team on leading insurance brand, Insurance Times.

  • 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 Darren Ramhit

    Darren Ramhit

    Assembly Technician

    Darren has over 15 years of experience as a production engineer and maintenance manager previously working for two UK based defence companies. Darren spends his free time building custom PC's, gaming, book reading and keeping up to date with the latest tech.

  • Plumis Staff Manuela Sato

    Manuela Sato

    Project Support Officer

    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 Iwona Kolinska

    Iwona Kolinska

    PA and Customer Services Administrator

    Iwona has a wealth of experience working in assembly and production including Indesit, GVS Filters and Dell to name a few. She has a big interest in psychology especially NLP technic, photography, advertising and travelling.

  • Plumis Staff Arran Rakkar

    Arran Rakkar

    Manufacturing Quality Engineer

    Arran has a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Loughborough University and has 10 years experience within the Automotive Industry working for large OEM's as a Quality and Manufacturing Engineer. He likes playing football, and is a die hard Liverpool FC fan!

  • 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 Nicholas Savva

    Nicholas Savva

    Embedded Systems Engineer

    Nicholas is a graduate based in NW london who holds a masters degree in embedded systems engineering. He specialises in embedded software and hardware for audio and control systems applications. In his spare time, he enjoys producing electronic music.

  • Plumis Staff Kiruthika Palanivelu

    Kiruthika Palanivelu

    Embedded Systems Engineer

    Kiruthika has 6+ years experience in Computer Engineer with various Automotive OEMs developing infotainment systems from design through to production. She likes reading historical fiction books, travel & hiking and sketching.

  • Plumis Staff Carlos Ruiz Garcia

    Carlos Ruiz Garcia

    Senior Design Engineer

    Carlos has designed mechanical parts and machines in many different fields, from renewable energy to industrial laundry equipment. You will see him playing basketball, most of the time very close to the hoop, and travelling on his adventure motorbike. He has travelled the world, but after his trip around The Highlands, in his own words, “nothing will ever be the same again”.

  • Plumis Staff Steven Dynan

    Steven Dynan

    Installation Support and Services 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 Amaar Bokhari

    Amaar Bokhari

    Supply Chain Manager

    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 Linas Sidaras

    Linas Sidaras

    Embedded Systems Engineer

    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 Rob Helliwell

    Rob Helliwell

    Business Development Manager

    Rob brings over 15 years sales experience in the construction, insurance and fire suppression industry and works on developments covering the North of the UK. He has a good understanding of the construction industry having worked within the modular sector earlier in his career and most recently supporting national building groups and M&E contractors on the fire suppression requirements of their projects. He has a keen interest in music and football and enjoys trips with the family.

     

  • Plumis Staff Omair Jaswal

    Omair Jaswal

    Web Developer

    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 Jinwen Cen

    Jinwen Cen

    Product Development Engineer

    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 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 Staff Robert Wilczynski

    Robert Wilczynski

    Production Manager

    Robert has 10 years of management experience in photo industry, maintaining machinery and IT. Robert is a skillful dancer (folk & ballet) - frequently performing in UK and abroad, hobbyist DJ and composer, neuroscience reader.

  • 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 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 Afshin Ashouri

    Afshin Ashouri

    Production Operative

    Afshin has over fifteen years experience in manufacturing in the UK including assembly and machine operation and holds a diploma gained in Iran. His hobbies include cycling, music and gaming.

  • Plumis Advisor Tony Greenwood

    Tony Greenwood

    Bookkeeper / Financial Controller

    Tony Greenwood was born in 1958 and lives in Surrey. He has been a Management Accountant throughout his career and has held a number of financial controller roles in SME's. He has been a Plumis shareholder since the first round of external investment.

  • Plumis Advisor Kathy Jenkins

    Kathy Jenkins

    Chairperson

    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 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 Nick Coutts

    Nick Coutts

    Advisor

    Nick has been an advisor to the co-founders for over 7 years. He is a global routes to markets expert as former Vice President, Global Distribution Channel Strategy, IBM.

  • Plumis Advisor Dr Alan Hart

    Dr Alan Hart

    Advisor

    Alan is a Plumis Founder and has an MA and PhD in Physics from Cambridge, and an MBA from Imperial College, London. A passionate physicist, he spent 11 years in innovation consulting, bringing science and technology to new consumer products. He’s a named inventor on one granted patent, with two patents pending. Alan enjoys snowboarding and is a third wave coffee enthusiast, preferring artisan, organic, responsibly sourced beans.

  • 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 recruitment@plumis.co.uk