Meet the Management Team

The Yokogawa Management Team:


Wayne Matthews

Wayne Matthews

Divisional Director

Wayne, a computer science graduate has worked for Yokogawa Marex for over 20 years. He has a wealth of experience in the development and deployment of manufacturing execution and plant information management systems. He has overseen the creation of the comprehensive portfolio of software solutions, particularly in alarm, safety and production management.

Having worked extensively out on customer sites, Wayne takes a very customer oriented approach with a “can do” attitude, his team often being called upon to solve new challenges, extending our solutions into new territory. Listening to our customers, understanding their challenges, and providing solutions that allow them to operate more efficiently and safely is at the heart of what we do. 

Yokogawa Marex is a member of the Yokogawa Industrial Automation Platform Division playing an integral part in the definition and delivery of Yokogawa’s manufacturing execution and plant information management into the future.

Wayne is a supporter of Stoke City FC, and a keen golfer.

Years at YMX: 20+

Steve Hargreaves

Steve Hargreaves

 
Customer Services Manager

Steve is responsible for providing services to the Yokogawa Marex customer base. This consists of distributing our products, delivering training courses on them, arranging consultancy, either remotely from our offices or at customer sites, providing support and assistance with any problems and also advice on the implementation of our products.

Steve joined Yokogawa Marex in 1977 to work in the then Met Ocean part of the company providing analysis of metrological conditions to oil production companies to assist in the design and operation of oil and gas platforms. Steve then worked as a software engineer which also involved commissioning work on oil production and drilling platforms in various parts of the world. He then switched to the PIMS side of the business and worked on various projects before taking on the management and development of the customer service department. Steve is a keen sailor and races on a Tuesday night with some of his Yokogawa Marex colleagues.

Years at YMX: 40+

 

Andy Bloodworth

Andy Bloodworth

 

QHSE & IT Manager


Andy is the QHSE & IT Manager responsible for the management of the office administration functions of Quality Management, IT Management, Purchasing and Supply, Occupational Safety and Health Management, Environmental Management and Facilities Management.

 

Andy is one of the company’s longest serving employees having joined the company back in 1983, experiencing a number of varied roles and responsibilities along the way. Andy started his employment on a part-time basis as an office junior in the electronics test department before establishing a full time role within electronic stores control and eventually the Company Buyer. In 1994 Andy accepted the additional role of Quality Manager with a clear remit for establishing an organisational Quality Management System and to achieve ISO 9001 certification for the company, which was achieved the following year in September 1995, a certification that is still held and maintained.

 

Andy also has the additional functional responsibility of IT Manager for strategic, commercial and departmental management and operational responsibility for the organisations OSHMS and Environmental Management activities. Andy is also the Facilities manager, so looks after the work environment for all Yokogawa Marex employees.

 

Andy is a keen small boat enthusiast being the proud owner of three small boats and boat maintenance, having completed a total rebuild of a 4m dinghy utilising wood working skills learned from his father.

 

 

Years at YMX: 30+
Pasquale Paolone

Pasquale Paolone

Sales Consultant

Pasquale joined Yokogawa Marex in 2016, continuing to contribute to his experience leading the sales support team to help deliver forward looking and innovative solutions in the plant information management space.

Pasquale is a sales and marketing professional with over twenty years’ experience in the area of software solutions and services for the manufacturing and process industries. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Automation and Control Engineering from the University of Rome in Italy.  Pasquale as a great experience and knowledge of the industry, helping major global companies in the oil & gas, metal, automotive, food and life science industries to successfully adopt innovative technologies to implement operations management and plant information systems. Pasquale has also been responsible for the business development of alarm management and process safety solutions in Southern Europe before joining Yokogawa Marex.
Yasuyuki Komiya

Yasuyuki Komiya

PIMS and Production Manager

Komiya joined Yokogawa Marex in 2016, and has been with Yokogawa Electric Corporation since 1987. He is responsible for the management of software development and leadership of Exaquantum PIMS and Production solutions.

Komiya has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the area of software development, sales support and product marketing. He has been involved in various software products (Control System, Facility Management System, SCADA, MES, etc.) across a number of industries (Building Automation, Factory Automation, Process Automation, etc.). Utilizing his experience and human networks to maximize the synergies of Yokogawa Marex and Yokogawa, he brings leadership and guidance to one of the most comprehensive plant information management products.

Komiya is interested in history and old buildings, and enjoys visiting and learning about British heritage and culture in his free time.