Executive Team

 

Meet Meteor's Executive Team

Clive Ayling

Managing Director

Clive is a recognised veteran in the industrial inkjet industry having spent more than two decades leading the development and delivery of a wide variety of digital printing implementations. In 2005, he co-founded TTP Meteor, now Meteor Inkjet Ltd, and became Managing Director in 2016 upon Meteor’s acquisition by Global Graphics plc. Prior to Meteor Inkjet, Clive spent much of his career as a consultant with The Technology Partnership and before this as an R&D engineer for Schlumberger Industries. He has a degree in Physics from Cambridge University. Clive has day-to-day management and has been preeminent in instigating and chairing Meteor’s drive to develop sustainably. He has presented several industry talks on the topic, chairs Meteor’s sustainability taskforce and has been appointed ESG Leader for Hybrid Software Group. 

Tracey Brown

Vice President of Marketing

Tracey spent the first 15 years of her career with HP in management, marketing and engineering roles. In 1999, she emigrated from the US to the UK and helped to found Plastic Logic, a pioneer in printed polymer electronics. She then became VP, Business Development for Xennia Technology, a leading industrial inkjet integrator. Tracey joined Meteor Inkjet in 2015.  She serves on the board of the European Specialist Printing Manufacturers Association. She holds an MBA from the Judge Institute, University of Cambridge and a BA in physics and mathematics from the University of Northern Colorado. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a member of Meteor’s sustainability taskforce.

Graham Hickmott

Finance and Operations Director

Graham has spent his career looking after a diverse set of companies’ finances including Johnson Matthey Plc and Napp Pharmaceuticals and has brought with him a background in manufacturing operations from a number of different industries. He is a key believer in continuous improvement and is always striving to improve the finances, performance, and operations of Meteor. Graham was brought in by Meteor, having previously worked for Meteor’s sister company Global Graphics Software. He has a degree in Business Management specialising in accounting and finance, as well as a degree in Applied Accounting.

David Horne

Vice President of Engineering

David has a wealth of experience developing electronic and electro-mechanical products across a range of industries including industrial, medical, and aerospace. He is responsible for Meteor’s drive electronics solutions, leading the company’s development of high-quality products that meet customer’s needs. Prior to Meteor, David worked as an engineering consultant for TTP and as an electronics design engineer at GE Aviation Systems. He has a master’s degree (MEng) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Nottingham University and is a Chartered Engineer and member of the Institute for Engineering and Technology.

Jonathan Poole

Vice President of Software

Jonathan has worked in software development for nearly 30 years.  After starting his career in professional audio, he joined The Technology Partnership where he was involved in a variety of sectors including banking systems, energy monitoring, industrial automation and ZigBee radio. With Meteor since 2008, Jonathan leads Meteor’s software development team.  He has a degree in Mathematics from Cambridge University.

Jonathan Wilson

Vice President of Sales

Jonathan (JW) has been in the digital printing industry for more than 20 years. Passionate about printing, he has a strong history of helping commercial printers transition from analog to digital. With Meteor Inkjet since 2016, JW leads a global sales team that focuses on easing the adoption and integration of industrial inkjet in application areas such as product decoration, packaging, labelling, ceramics and textiles. Prior to Meteor, JW worked for Global Graphics and Xerox in management, business development, marketing and technical support roles. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management and has an MBA from the University of Leicester and an honours degree in computer science from the University of Hertfordshire.