LEIGH SMITH
MD

Leigh graduated from Brunel University in 1993, with a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering.

In 1994, he moved to a company that was acquired by Dana Corporation and completed his MBA from Aston University in 2000. In 2004 he became the Managing Director of Dana’s Actuator Group. In 2006, Leigh joined Ametek Inc. as VP/Business Unit Manager, responsible for the European operations of Ametek’s Aerospace and Defence division. 

In 2012, Leigh became the CEO of PC Cox Group.

PETER CRAWFORD
HEAD OF FINANCE 

Peter graduated from Sheffield University in 1976. He joined Wades and then Barlow Handling, progressing in various accounting roles.

During 3 years at Calor Gas, Peter achieved ACCA status. In 1992, Peter joined BF Goodrich Speciality Chemical Division, becoming European Controller for Tremco Europe responsible for finance functions in UK, Scandinavia and Germany.

 Peter joined PC Cox as Group FD in September 2006.

GERRY HERNANDEZ
HEAD OF COMMERCIAL TEAM

After gaining a Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering and a Post-Graduate in Industrial Administration Gerry joined Kenworth Truck Mfg.  In 1991, he was promoted to Director of Inter-company Sales for Kwickset Corporation (A Black and Decker company) and then in 1995 to the position of SBU Manager directing a team of 11 country managers and over 20 executives.

Gerry accepted the position of Director of Sales & Marketing, Eastern Hemisphere for Black and Decker Hardware and Home Improvement group in 2000.  During 2008 he relocated to Hong Kong as a result of his promotion to Business Director, Asia.

Gerry joined PC Cox in January 2013

DAWN SALISBURY
HEAD OF OPERATIONS

After gaining a BSc in Applied Chemistry and a MSc in Industrial Chemistry, Dawn rose from Laboratory Technician to Production and Process Manager with Ciba-Geigy, a manufacturer of resins, composites and adhesives. Dawn moved to Hexcel Composites where she designed and implemented a quality management system achieving the AS9100 standard.

Dawn joined Esterline Muirhead Aerospace and was promoted from Quality Manager to Operation Director during a six year period. Following an acquisition by Ametek, Dawn was promoted to Group Operations Director with responsibility for three UK sites and an operation in China.

Dawn joined PC Cox in May 2013.

CLIFFORD BECKETT
HEAD OF ENGINEERING AND DEVELOPMENT

Clifford joined Radyne as an apprentice in 1970, and while there completed a HNC in Mechanical Engineering. After 3 years as Production Foreman, he left to join PC Cox as an Engineering Technician in 1979.

Clifford became the Technical Manager in 1988 and was promoted to his present post in 1999.

KATHY MACDONALD, MCIPD
HR MANAGER

Kathy is an experienced and qualified generalist HR professional.

She has twenty years’ experience of HR in a variety of industrial sectors, including Agricultural Finance, Banking, Retail, IT Service Provision and manufacturing.

Kathy joined PC Cox in September 2014.