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The Paneltech Team

John Lee (Managing Director)

John Lee John is key to Paneltech not only because he started the company but because he has such a hands on role in every aspect of it. His background has given him a high level of expertise in electrical and mechanical processes, PLC programming, Computer Aided Design and project management. Passing on this knowledge and growing his team, John instils confidence and belief to his workforce and just as importantly to his customers. Customer liaison is his forte, quickly grasping the client's needs and converting them to a realised end result.

His project management roles have taken him worldwide working for a varied customer base from a motor oil bottling plant for Lukoil in Romania to a bitumen storage facility for TEC in Qatar, to moving an entire cricket bat factory for Gray Nicolls in Robertsbridge (just up the road!)

Here in the UK John's time is spent managing his team and overseeing all departments, liaising closely with our clients ensuring customer satisfaction and quality control.

His experience with control systems has seen him design and build a system for controlling Jacuzzi, rapids and waves of a leisure pool, the air system of a church organ and a machine to "knock In" a hand built cricket bat, to name but a few.

There are few people with John's level of knowledge over such a wide range of applications with such good customer relations - he is a rare commodity!

In his spare time (yes, he does have some!) John enjoys going on holiday, spending time with his grandchildren and growing veg.

John said this about his team:

"It has been quite a ride over the last 16 years, especially in the last 4 or 5! We have grown from just me to sixteen in what feels like no time at all. This has brought a great deal of change both physically in terms of the business but also in my feelings toward it. We have a magnificent team here which is made up of a mix of family members, old acquaintances (almost family!) and new faces. But always the emphasis is on relationships with each other and with our clients and customers. I am deeply grateful to them all, without whom none of what we have achieved as a company would be possible."


Deborah Lee (Financial Director)

Deborah Lee Deborah is a kingpin of the Company, providing the financial stability required to keep an expanding business buoyant and able to grow. Her key skills are financial control, budgeting & forecasting and HR.

Her 16 years within Paneltech make her experience and knowledge invaluable to the day to day running of the company. Her drive and inspiration has been key in progressing the company from just John and herself to the multi-disciplined team of sixteen engineers and administrative staff it is today. Her current focus is seeing that Paneltech continues to grow and thrive.


Josh Lee Josh Lee is our Operations Manager, electrical and controls supervisor and part of the management team. His rise in the company has been a result of hard work, long hours and a willingness to get involved. Josh joined Paneltech as an Electrical Apprentice and once fully qualified went on to be more involved with the operations side of the business. Having worked alongside John he has gained excellent knowledge of control systems. Josh has excellent interpersonal skills which shine through with customer liaisons.


James Brett James Brett heads the drafting team and is also part of the management team. He is HND qualified in mechanical and electrical engineering. He has a very keen eye for detail and prides himself on producing work to a very high standard. James is trained in Autocad LT and qualified in Solidworks in mechanical design, assemblies, sheet metal and weldments. Due to his extensive knowledge of control systems he also produces the technical drawings for the controls department as well as the fabrication department.


Ben Tyler Ben Tyler joined the team in May as our Operations assistant to Josh. His key roles are procurement, customer liaison and scheduling of work. His excellent good humour always lightens the mood in the office! Having worked in a similar environment in New Zealand he brings a wealth of ideas and knowledge to the team.


Jodie Spray Jodie Spray is Paneltech's Office Administrator although this is not a big enough title for all she does! She gets involved in all aspects of the office, procurement, PA duties and is the Queen of the stationary cupboard! Often she will be the first person you speak to when you call us.


Harriet Lee Harriet Lee (married to Josh) heads up sales and marketing as well as managing all of Paneltech's social media accounts. Since she joined the team we have seen a considerable upturn in sales and this can be attributed to her drive, enthusiasm and friendly persona. She also bakes the most incredible brownies!


Darren Stoner Darren Stoner has been with Paneltech since 2011, and quickly and deservedly became fabrication shop supervisor. He has many years' experience in all aspects of steelwork, welding and fabrication, working for several long established companies in the South East of England. He is a "hands on" project manager for all fabrication site work and runs a very productive and successful team. Darren enjoys projects that are a little more imaginative, such as the CorTen garden sculptures we made that were designed by garden designer Ian Kitson. Darren's key skill is staying calm under pressure which is an important attribute in a busy fabrication workshop!


Darryl Lee Darryl Lee has been with Paneltech the longest of all our employees, starting as a 'lad' in the fabrication shop. Having attended Central Sussex College Darryl has become a fully coded welder/fabricator. As our principle welder he is also responsible for all visual welding inspections and is a key player in the team. His boundless energy is mostly appreciated by all around him!


Nigel Ottley Nigel Ottley joined Paneltech at the same time as Darren and his forte is the structural steel side of the fabrication workshop. Nigel has become very popular among all the staff as he is always light hearted and humorous. He has many years' experience in a fabrication and welding environment.


Jamie Lee Jamie Lee started at Paneltech as welding and fabrication support and has since progressed to be a fully coded welder. Jamie takes great pride in his work and is a perfectionist which means he ensures everything he does is to the best of his ability.


Frazer Fowler Frazer Fowler (Fraz to his friends) is our fabrications workshop assistant and has become support to all departments in his time at Paneltech. He is without a doubt one of the most cheerful members of our team even under pressure!


Lucy Dethridge Lucy Dethridge has worked for Paneltech since 2008 and has established herself as a very competent control panel builder and team leader. She is extremely organised so lends herself well to her other roles including managing the warehouse stores, stock control and goods in and out. Luckily she has a good sense of humour (and patience) which is essential in a male dominated workplace!


Victor Muscalu Victor Muscalu started as a temp with us on assembly build but we soon recognised his potential and snapped him up! He brings with him experience in both electrical and controls. Working in our expanding Controls Team his commitment, drive and knowledge make him a valuable member of the team.


Constantin Vranciu Constantin Vranciu (Costi) joined us shortly after Victor in the Controls department, also as a temp, but like Victor we soon made his contract permanent. Always keen to learn new skills his excellent work ethic ensures he is a key team player.


Jack Hazlewood Jack Hazlewood joined the team as our controls department apprentice. He works under the guidance of Lucy, Victor and Costi building control panels while he completes his Level 3 Apprenticeship in Engineering at college.


Archie Buckland Archie Buckland works with Neil and is a qualified electrician. Since joining the team, he has gained valuable experience in commercial and industrial electrical installation. Archie is always cheerful and his positive attitude is very refreshing.

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