Meet the team

Alan Wainwright

Managing Director, Extract Technology

Alan has over 30 years of experience with Extract, initially joining the company in 1985 as a Mechanical Engineer. A steady progression of personal development resulted in an appointment to management of the company’s expanding Technical Assembly Department in 1991.This role encompassed all aspects of fitting, testing, installation and commissioning activities relating to the company’s products.

As the company changed ownership in 2000, Alan was asked to lead the management of the product group for Downflow booths, overseeing, internal sales, mechanical and controls design, project management, compliance, and commercial activities. This in depth business working knowledge, product knowledge and experience, enabled Alan to progress into a role of General Manager in 2003 this later translated into the Managing Director , adopting a hands on approach to business needs.

Alan currently heads a strong Management team at Extract and is closely involved in ensuring business and customer expectations are met and that the company continues to grow and develop.

Prior to joining Extract Alan served a full apprenticeship in mechanical engineering. Over the years Alan has gained various academic qualifications to support his roles, including Business coaching and manufacturing excellence.

Paul Hudson

Technical Operations Director

Paul joined Extract Technology Ltd January 1991 in the role of Assistant Installation Engineer, where he was managing site installations after a very short period. Paul began developing his skills in testing and commissioning which led to greater personal responsibilities and presented the business with the opportunity to sell contracts on an Install and Commission basis within one visit, this was unique at the time and still remains an important business initiative.

In 1995 Paul began managing manpower and arranging travel for the Installation Engineers.

In 1996, Paul took on the role of Commissioning Engineer, travelling the world on behalf of Extract Technology for another three years.

Paul later joined the Spares & Service Department in the role of the Department Team Leader.

In August 2001, Paul was promoted to the role of Site Services Manager, and thereafter Operations Manager. Paul was responsible for circa 55% of the company’s staff, managed through a network of five team leaders. In May 2008 Paul joined the Executive Management team. More recently Paul has taken the role of Technical Manager, building a technical team which will future-proof Extract Technology’s continued success.

Jason Armitage

Financial Director

Jason commenced his employment at a firm of Chartered Accountants in 1988 and worked there for ten years, predominantly in the role of Audit Manager. It was in this role that he gained a varied knowledge and grounding of the accountancy profession, developing key skills in Management Information System review; design and implementation. In 1998 Jason was recruited by a local manufacturing Company; which was owned by a Hong Kong trading Company; in the role of Financial Controller.

He was employed directly after the acquisition of a UK competitor and his primary function was to manage the financial integration of the two Companies. In his first year of employment with the Company he managed the implementation of a new Management Information system which allowed significant growth in the following year, 1999. In September 2003 he was appointed Finance Director after gaining five years experience with the Company and extensive knowledge of the industry.

In February 2006 Jason was employed by Extract Technology Ltd (Carlisle Process Systems Ltd) and managed the decentralisation of the Finance, HR and IT functions of the Company.

Throughout 2006 he recruited a new Team working at the site in Huddersfield and by August 2006 the Company was again a stand alone organisation. As part of the decentralisation process Jason managed the implementation of a new Management Information System throughout the Company. The focus of the implementation was to reduce a number of non value adding functions and the automation of a number of manual business processes. In 2007 Jason was appointed Chief Financial Officer, managing the Company’s strategic finance.

Jason has gained many qualifications over the past twenty years and is now a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Tom Wyss

Managing Director, Americas

Tom has over 35 years of sales and manufacturing management experience. He started his career with Leer Manufacturing best known as the world leading supplier of Ice Storage Boxes where within 18 years held various positions from Production Supervisor, Sales/Marketing Manager to Division Manager overseeing 3 plant operations located throughout the U.S. In 1998 Tom joined Best Power Technology a Division of SPX and a $260M manufacturer of Uninterruptable Power Supplies where he progressed to the role of Director of Sales. Best Power Technology was purchased by Exide Corporation in 2002 and the local facility was merged with Exide’s plant in Raleigh NC.

In 2002 Tom helped form a startup Contract Manufacturing Company, Diversified Technologies where he served as VP of Operations. Diversified Technologies primary model was to produce highly configurable product for Exide Corporation which was also later moved to Raleigh NC.

In July 2005 Tom joined the very talented and experienced teams at Walker Barrier Systems and sister company Extract Technology where he was first introduced to the Pharmaceutical Industry. Tom has served as Engineering Manager, Product Manager, Director of Sales and most recently as Director of Operations for Extract Technology America’s.

Over the years Tom has gained academic and hands on experience in areas such as APICS certification, Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing.

He has been appointed to three company boards, served as Chair for the suppliers to the International Packaged Ice Industry and holds patents in remote equipment communications.

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