Meet the Lestercast Team

At the core of Lestercast’s success is its dedicated and experienced team who are proactive in developing professional working and business relationships. Highly motivated, but with a sense of humour, our staff are committed to providing customers with the best possible service in a friendly and mutually co-operative environment.

Please enjoy our individual caricatures as much as we enjoy sharing them.

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Senior Management

General Manager, Colin Caineview profile

General Manager, Colin Caine

Colin Caine

Oversees all aspects of the business to ensure it runs smoothly.

Supporter of Manchester City Football Club and occasionally tries to hit a golf ball straight! Colin’s catchphrase – “Bring it on!”

Managing Director, Chris Battyview profile

Managing Director, Chris Batty

Chris Batty

Focussed on making Lestercast the best privately owned investment casting facility in the UK.

Main hobby is rebuilding and racing vintage cars in specialised sports car events. Keen on DIY, gardening, tennis and water skiing!

Technical and Sales Director, Malcolm Healeyview profile

Technical and Sales Director, Malcolm Healey

Malcolm Healey

Loves watching and playing sport, reading, eating and drinking (the red stuff). Also likes a bit of fun, banter and a wind-up! Malc’s catchphrase – “We’re so proud!”

Technical and Operations Manager, Martyn Whelptonview profile

Technical and Operations Manager, Martyn Whelpton

Martyn Whelpton

Supporting the team with the technical and operational stuff! Involved with process improvements, scrap reductions and any special projects.

A bit of a petrol head! – enjoy watching anything on two or four wheels that is fast and loud – nothing quite like the sound of a big V8! Regularly seen walking the “hound” to the local pub for a pint or two of the landlords finest Real Ale.

Enjoy watching most sports as well as being an armchair supporter of Chesterfield FC!


Business Development (European Sales), Martin Thomasview profile

Business Development (European Sales), Martin Thomas

Martin Thomas

European sales and business development.

Committed Christian. Bruce Springsteen fanatic. Squash, racquetball and tennis player extraordinaire!

Business Development (UK), Mike Jonesview profile

Business Development (UK), Mike Jones

Mike Jones

UK Sales and business development.

Lover of golf and Rugby Union and the socialising it demands!

Office Manager, Diane Healeyview profile

Office Manager, Diane Healey

Diane Healey

Manages the marketing, IT and HR activities for the company.

Affectionately known as ‘the florist’. Loves travelling, music and walking.

Marketing Assistant, Jo Pickardview profile

Marketing Assistant, Jo Pickard

Jo Pickard

Directly responsible for the company website, marketing and PR activities within the company.

With a little help from friends and family, escapism is found through laughter, music, travel and the occasional home-made vodka.

Office Administrator, Lynne Watersview profile

Office Administrator, Lynne Waters

Lynne Waters

Supports the Sales Team in producing quotations and reports in addition to general office administration.

Loves to spend time with family and friends and especially enjoys looking after her granddaughter. Great sense of humour and can often be with a glass of red in hand!

Sales Engineer, Gareth Robertsview profile

Sales Engineer, Gareth Roberts

Gareth Roberts

Prepares quotations and provides support to customers.

Keen supporter of Hednesford Town FC, so apparently, he knows nothing about football!

Sales Manager, Marc Healeyview profile

Sales Manager, Marc Healey

Marc Healey

Responsible for new business sales, enquiries and quotations in addition to providing technical support where required.

A great enthusiast and participant of many sports. Resident office practical joker.

Sales Engineer, Richard Smithview profile

Sales Engineer, Richard Smith

Richard Smith

Responsible for enquiries and quotations as part of the sales team, in addition to handling of occasional coding and creative projects.

Enthusiast of cars, whiskey, travel and cats. Can’t resist a bargain and knows absolutely nothing about football.


Production Manager, Craig Townsendview profile

Production Manager, Craig Townsend

Craig Townsend

Plan and control the entire manufacturing process ensuring that orders are on schedule.

A family supporting, production planning, food and drink indulging, Aston Villa supporter and all round sports enthusiast!

Works Manager, Neil Townsendview profile

Works Manager, Neil Townsend

Neil Townsend

Responsible for purchasing consumables, maintaining all equipment, Lean Champion. Advisor and friend to all team members with nearly three decades of experience.

Faithfull armchair supporter of the almighty Aston Villa. Great sense of humour if a little odd at times!


Technical Project Engineer, Chris Frenchview profile

Technical Project Engineer, Chris French

Chris French

A project management role encompassing all aspects of engineering, quality and the interface between suppliers and customers.

A very open minded person with many interests outside of work including a passion for cars (nothing sounds better than the sound of a highly strung 6.7 Chevy block!) and a keen follower of Chelsea FC!

Process Engineer, Mirel Dinuview profile

Process Engineer, Mirel Dinu

Mirel Dinu

Developing and optimising industrial processes from inception through to start up and certification. Assessing processes, taking measurements and interpreting data.

Funny, sociable guy who is able to control a situation rather than have a situation control him. Mirel’s favourite quote is: “Assumption is the key of nothing, knowing is the key of everything.”


Quality Engineer, Aaron Smethurstview profile

Quality Engineer, Aaron Smethurst

Aaron Smethurst

Maintains and updates the company’s Quality Management System to the relevant standards.

Residential practical joker and big football fan.

Quality Manager, Peter Johnsonview profile

Quality Manager, Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson

Manages and maintains the Quality Standards within the company and ensures that Lestercast delivers the best possible customer service.

Father, husband and absolute sports nut, reduced to spectating rather than participating, but still gets a kick at beating the boss on the golf course!


HR Administrator, Lindsey Braimbridgeview profile

HR Administrator, Lindsey Braimbridge

Lindsey Braimbridge

Responsible for all Human Resource and Health & Safety matters within Lestercast.

Part-time Human Resources administrator, full-time mum’s taxi, maid, cook, teacher, nurse and referee!


Accounts Administrator, Heather Kempview profile

Accounts Administrator, Heather Kemp

Heather Kemp

Responsible for the company’s Purchase Ledger.

A dancing diamond, enjoying everything to do with music and The Arts.

Finance Manager, Dawn Battyview profile

Finance Manager, Dawn Batty

Dawn Batty

Manages the accounts function within Lestercast.

Vintage car trialling (navigator and bouncer), playing tennis and dog walking.

Finance Manager, Julie Boschview profile

Finance Manager, Julie Bosch

Julie Bosch

Responsibilities to organise and oversee all work within the accounts department.

Spending time with family & friends including irresistibly contagious laughter and good humour. Loves trying new things, walking in the countryside, cooking new recipes & spending time making my garden a beautiful place to relax.

Accounts Administrator, Erikka Samuelview profile

Accounts Administrator, Erikka Samuel

Erikka Samuel

Responsible for the Sales Ledger & Credit Control within Lestercast.

Time spent outside of work mainly consists of keeping 2 very young humans fed, watered and entertained. In her very rare spare time she enjoys cooking, baking, exercising, reading and she is a TV & Movie binge watcher.