We are Lontra
Lontra’s Board and Management team have over 50 years’ experience in the compressor industry, with backgrounds across engineering, manufacturing, automotive and digital services, working at senior and director levels at some of the biggest global brands in these sectors.
Their expertise has been brought together with a collective belief of changing the world for better, which is the basis for the creation of our novel, energy saving Blade Compressor® technology.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Lontra founder and inventor of the Blade Compressor® technology. With a degree in Chemistry from Bristol University, Steve has a strong commercial and financial background, consulting to some of the world’s largest blue chip companies.
This has given Steve many of the skills necessary to assemble a highly experienced team and secure the backing of key investors, industry bodies and leading international corporations that bring his original vision to the market.
He was named as one of the Maserati 100, Top 50 Most Ambitious Leaders by the LDC & The Telegraph and is internationally recognised as a finalist in the European Inventor Awards.
This included working in multi-disciplinary teams, with extensive use and understanding of engineering methods and their applications.
She has completed successful acquisitions and divestments on both the buy and sell side.
Her qualifications include ICAEW ACA, LLB Hons (Law), Prince 2 and with an early career at Arthur Andersen and then PwC.
Her substantial financial experience won her the title of Northern Finance Director of the year in 2018.
Chief Operating Officer
HEAD OF MANUFACTURING
Before joining Lontra Stuart was a senior manager at GKN driveline where in his first year he delivered over £3.5 million in savings through increased productivity both internally where the weekend shift was no longer needed, and externally where supplier performance increased by 17%.
A focussed leader who lives and breathes manufacturing delivery and improvement.
HEAD OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
Now responsible for the team developing Lontra’s end-to-end Secure IoT platform for Lontra’s compressors and for the factories around them.
DR PHILLIP CARTWRIGHT
He was CTO of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult program by the UK Government and is also a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET).
Rick has been a technical consultant to the CAGI (the Compressed Air and Gas Institute). Recently consulting on the upcoming Department of Energy (DoE) legislation on compressor efficiency which is especially relevant for industries at present.
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