Management Team

Karen Lucas FCCA
Managing Director

Karen Lucas 1

5 years at Vikoma. Over 20 years industry and management experience. ACCA Qualified. A key role in the UK and international expansion of the Strainstall Group, a group specialising in the oil & gas, marine and industrial sector. Also a Director of the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce.

Paul Rayner
Sales Director

Paul Rayner 1

25 years with Vikoma. From apprentice to buying, production and sales. In depth product and customer knowledge.

Nigal Peach
Operations Director

Nigal Peach

Operations Director experienced in the Hovercraft industry and in the design and manufacture of equipment to separate oil, water and gas from industrial flow processes. Trained as a mechanic and fitter and coded welder. Committed to continual improvement.

Gary Barnes
Quality & Technical Manager

Gary Barnes

Inst. of Production Engineers, IOSH, IMO trainer. 25 years with Vikoma. Engineering and manufacturing management roles held. H&S, product development; ISO 9001 and environmental champion.

Neil Plater CEng MIMechE
Engineering Director

Neil Plater

18 years service in total (came back in 2015). Experienced chartered engineer with in depth product and market knowledge including ATEX certification requirements. Product development and value engineering.

Richard Pardey
Finance Controller

Richard Pardey

CIMA qualified with over 20 years experience. Responsibility for forecasting, cash management, compliance and reporting.