Head of Quality
With a HND in electrical and mechanical engineering, Nick has a genuine passion for product and process development, and cares deeply about the impact that products have on the environment and people.
During Nick’s career he has worked as a Product Quality Manager in Telecommunications with Cable and Wireless, and a Supplier Quality Manager in Automotive responsible for the entire supply base of the BMW Mini interior, and also worked with Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan and Ford. Nick joined Wolseley in 2008 and has combined his experience and passions to support Wolseley’s ambition to deliver great products that are ethically and responsibly sourced, while reducing their environmental impact. Nick has been key in assembling and establishing a strong and diverse industry leading Quality Management team.
Lead Quality Manager
Following a degree in automotive engineering, Martin started his career as a Quality Technician with Intier Automotive, supplying to BMW in Oxford. This led to a series of Quality Management roles before he switched industries, transferring his knowledge and expertise to Wolseley 4 years ago. Today his focus is on new product introductions. Although the products are different to automotive, the QA skills involved are very similar, while his engineering background has also proved invaluable in the work. The biggest difference he’s found is the sheer range of products that Wolseley Pipe deals with, and the extent of testing that’s necessary to make sure they’re safe and reliable and believes this is what makes the role – and the products – so fascinating and rewarding.
Own Brand Quality Manager
Beginning her career as a Quality Administrator, Debbie has gained experience in medical devices and cosmetics companies, rising to become Quality Manager before moving to Wolseley almost 4 years ago. Today, Debbie’s focus is on undertaking due diligence on new product introductions, a role which involves factory audits – including overseas – as well as gathering technical files to ensure products and packaging comply with EU and British standards and legislation. Debbie has a diploma in Quality Management with CQI – of which she’s a member – and is an IRCA qualified lead ISO 9001 auditor.
Technical Quality Manager
A trained chef who has worked in a Michelin star restaurant, Roger is no stranger to quality, but it took a dramatic career switch to manufacturing to bring his talent to the fore. Beginning on the production line, he moved into R&D and from there to senior Quality roles, including precision engineering and medical devices, where he became responsible for UK quality systems. Since joining Wolseley almost 6 years ago he’s undertaken a number of roles including new product development and is currently managing products that have already been launched, making sure that they continue to meet customers’ expectations, and resolving any issues that may arise. In addition to a diploma in Business Management, Roger is Qualified as a lead auditor with BSI and a medical advice lead auditor with Lloyds Register.