Mike held various Manufacturing Engineer positions at Jaguar Cars Ltd. including engine machining, axle assembly, BIW and final assembly and test, then joined Strathcarron in 1994 and made partner in 1998. His engineering apprenticeship as a toolmaker led on to graduating from Coventry University with an MSc. in Advanced Manufacturing Systems (Master of Science).
His love of two wheels is expressed through his 2007 Triumph Street Triple, 1972 Triumph T110C and 1957 Francis Barnett 197cc Falcon. And boats without motors, preferrably 40ft plus. Mike is married with two children that keep him grounded.
After studying business strategy, Tony held a number of senior business development roles outside of the automotive industry before joining Strathcarron in 1996. A partner since 2003, Tony has extensive experience in business and customer relations development and project management.
A classic car enthusiast and ex-motorcyclist looking for a Suzuki GT750 ‘kettle’ project. Tony is a keen blues guitarist who used to play pubs and clubs but now collects Fender guitars and amps, and teaches his daughter to play.
Ivan (partner since 2010) works closely with clients, guiding and facilitating productive relationships and driving significant business growth returns. He has worked for Brembo S.p.A. braking systems, McLaren Automotive development, Daewoo and Nissan, plus tyre design and manufacture with Michelin and Avon-Cooper. With 30 years in OEM vehicle engineering and automotive supplier product development, Ivan has a broad engineering and commercial management background.
Ivan really likes running and cycling – has completed Marathon des Sables and other ultramarathons and endurance challenges.
Jules has managed technical roles at several OEMs – McLaren, Bentley, BMW and Ford. He worked in China managing the SAIC brake department and later – team leader of the chassis department within Ricardo engineering consultancy. He joined Strathcarron in 2013, partner in 2017, became chartered engineer and member of the IMechE.
He is an avid practitioner and scholar of taijiquan, kungfu, yoga and meditation having travelled and trained extensively in Asia. Motorbikes and mountains have long been a passion – nothing beats being out in the elements especially on two wheels and combined with a shear rock face or summit vista, this makes for the perfect trip.
Graeme joined Strathcarron in 2014, after a senior role at Ricardo on whole vehicle, chassis and powertrain projects for both road car and military projects. Having previously worked for Bentley and Nissan, he has gained over 20 years experience in project management and automotive design engineering for both high volume production cars and low volume high-end sports cars.
Keen cyclist and frustrated surfer – living in Motorsport Valley you can’t get much further from the sea.
Before joining Strathcarron & Co. in 2016, Joel was development engineer for an Icelandic company, supporting the emissions testing of an advanced carburettor system. He then moved to Aston Martin Lagonda's Current Vehicle Engineering team, providing engineering support to the production line for process, design and parts quality issues, and supported suppliers through critical engineering problems and supply concerns. And then a Senior Chassis Engineer developing a knowledge in brakes, EPB and other components.
Lover of music, the outdoors and camping. Off-road motor biker, regularly at events and takes part in Enduro championships.
Debbie is our central office manager and responsible for anchoring the team together with her administrative and organisational prowess. Debbie has worked in hotels, a SAAB dealership, and then as a PA at senior board level in timber importing, business travel and electrical distribution industries where she also gained experience in personnel management. Debbie joined Strathcarron in 2005.
In her spare time she loves walking the dog, dancing, sewing and going to live music events.
Diana joined Strathcarron in May 2018 to assist the Office Manager on the administration side of the business. She has many years administrative experience in various fields. Most recently she worked for the Connells/Sequence Group supporting a team of Mortgage Advisors. She has also worked with Landlord and Tenant insurance. Previously she worked in aerospace providing administrative support to senior management.
In her spare time Diana likes to travel and to research her Banat Swabian family history.
Paul recently joined Strathcarron & Co. (Feb. 2019) after two years at Tata Technologies as lead engineer in the seating team, sourced onto JLR programmes delivering seats for the Land Rover Evoque and Jaguar I-Pace. Previous to Tata Paul spent 5 years at JLR Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) as a project engineer in the Interior trim team delivering many commodities on several Halo vehicles.
Keen runner and footballer offset by the love of craft beer, European city breaks, music festivals, skiing and watching European football games.