The Management Team
Stephen took over the reigns of Adelphi from his Father-in-Law in 1974 and for the following 38 years built the company into what it is today. He stepped back from the management of all but Adelphi Holdings Ltd in December 2012, but maintains the position of Group Chairman, a role that has afforded him the time to enjoy his semi- retirement. His early rises are now optional rather than compulsory, although his young grandchildren do their utmost to prove otherwise when they come to stay.
Tim joined Adelphi Healthcare Packaging just four years into his working life, and has been instrumental in it’s steady growth since then. Although Tim has ultimate responsibility for the smooth running of the company, he does spend a lot of his time working on the more complex projects that come our way. He is a dedicated professional who is often the last to leave the office, although occasionally he will disappear early to do a bit of DIY or orchestrate more major building projects.
Chris loves his chosen profession, is openly ambitious, and has proven himself to be extremely capable before joining the Board at Adelphi. Being personable and supremely discreet, he often finds himself as the go-to-guy when staff need to ‘talk’, and is able to offer sound guidance to avoid small problems becoming big issues. Outside of work, Chris’ beloved dog gets less of his attention these days thanks to the arrival of his first child.
Catharine has been heavily involved in the packaging machinery industry since 1985 and has been with Adelphi Packaging Machinery since 2010. She has the task of coordinating our internal sales team and our network of Agents and Distributors, and tends to get more closely involved with the management of our larger sales opportunities. Outside of work you will generally find Catharine caddying on the golf course, or creating a culinary masterpiece.
Currently Adelphi’s youngest Director, Francisco joined Adelphi in 2014 as a Mechanical Design Engineer, and after showing considerable talent in his role, was promoted to a Director in 2017. Francisco has had huge involvement in getting Adelphi Packaging Machinery’s newly launched System F fillers into the marketplace, and will continue to promote this product range in a newly appointed sales role. When he can tear himself away from Adelphi, Francisco likes to return to his native Portugal to spend quality time with his friends and family.
Dean has been with Adelphi since 1993 and has become well known and trusted in the industry over the years. Although he is a Director of two of our Divisions, he also gets involved in the sale of larger packaging machinery into customers that he has an established relationship with. In his spare time Dean likes to tinker with his MG, soak in his hot tub, and decorate his house. The lovely Mrs Willis ensures that the latter of these gets the most of Dean’s time devoted to it.
Jeremy has seen Adelphi double in size, and is directly responsible for the development of many of the products sold through the Laboratory and Process Equipment divisions. Nowadays a lot of his time is spent designing bespoke equipment, thanks to our customers knowing from experience that Jeremy’s passion is for engineering usually results in a right first time solution. To wind down he enjoys throwing himself down icy slopes or tending his garden when the weather is less than ideal for skis.
Chris joined Adelphi in 1996 and oversees all warehouse operations, including the incoming and outgoing deliveries at Adelphi, which have increased significantly since his early days. As Estates Director, Chris is responsible for all Adelphi properties and the grounds, as well as the buildings on site sublet to other businesses. Outside of work, Chris can often be found sneaking around the countryside filming disused and abandoned railways, as well as listening to Heavy Metal at a volume only tolerable to those hard of hearing.
Penny is another long serving member of the Adelphi team, having joined us in 1993. She is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of operations from receipt of a Purchase Order through to dispatch of goods. She rarely gets a moment to relax. Given her hectic work life you might think she would use her holidays as an opportunity to kick back on a beach somewhere, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. When Penny isn’t in the office she can usually be found flinging herself down a mountain.
Gavin joined Adelphi in 1997 after getting to know a Director of the company across the bar of his local pub, and he has not looked back since. He now works with a dedicated team of staff who are committed to providing the highest level of quality – both product and service – to Adelphi’s global customer base. In his spare time Gavin can be found either gardening or cooking, and often combining the two, with lots of homegrown produce.