Our Leadership Team

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Valuechain Leadership Team

Our leadership team have a breadth of complimentary manufacturing, technology and business expertise to ensure Valuechain develops market leading solutions that drive supply chain excellence.

At a glance, our leadership team have:

  • Decades of experience in senior leadership positions at advanced manufacturing primes, subcontractors and industry clusters;
  • Professional expertise in growing global technology businesses;
  • Founded and grown several advanced manufacturing businesses and technology businesses with successful exits;
  • Established unique technologies designed through several years PhD research;
  • Won several business awards for innovation and entrepreneurial successes.

Board

Alasdair Pettigrew Tricorn Systems CEO

Valuechain Enterprises CEO

Alasdair Pettigrew

Michael Schraps Chief Operations Officer

Chief Technology Officer​​

Michael Schraps

Tom Dawes Entrepreneur Supply Chain Innovator

Chief Executive Officer​

Tom Dawes​

Nick Orr Chief Financial Officer

Consultant Finance Director ​

Nick Orr

Alasdair leads Tricorn Systems Ltd. to deliver leading digital manufacturing solutions with excellent customer service. A widely experienced business leader and technology advocate, Alasdair combines an empirical expertise of advanced manufacturing industries with more 20 years’ experience in senior leadership positions across global technology businesses.

He is qualified as a Mechanical Engineer with an International Diploma in Advanced Aerospace Studies (ECATA). His career has seen him work in Industry with BAE Systems and Black & Decker before discovering a passion for technology, joining IBM where he worked for 15 years leading teams in engagements across the breadth of manufacturing industry including aerospace, defence, automotive and motor-racing industries. Most recently, Alasdair led an innovative early-stage software company, BOXARR to international sales success prior to joining Tricorn Systems.

Alasdair Valuechain

Michael is an experienced engineer and project manager who has worked on large scale projects in both the public and private sectors. A technology specialist who has delivered integrated 4IR solutions for numerous companies, Michael engages with clients to establish requirements, explore solutions and produce functional specification that all ensure projects are delivered on time and to budget.

Prior to joining Valuechain, Michael was Programme Manager of LCR4.0 which is the first large scale initiative in the UK (£9m ERDF part-funded) to support SME's with the adaptation of Industry 4.0 technology. The programme has been very successful and emerged to become a national exemplar of how to increase the competitiveness of manufacturing businesses.

Michael Valuechain

Tom combines first-hand experience of growing global manufacturing and technology businesses with PhD research in supply chain collaboration. As a result, Tom has formed a clear vision of how companies will collaborate in the future as integrated valuechains and the importance of technology to improve productivity, unlock collaboration and build intelligence.

Tom Dawes Valuechain

Nick leads the financial management and direction of the business, ensuring robust forecasting, reporting and control systems are in place.

A qualified Chartered Accountant, Nick has over 25 years’ experience as Finance Director and owner-manager in dynamic high growth businesses, as well as roles as Divisional FD within a US multi-national manufacturer and UK Plc’s.

Nick Orr Chief Financial Officer Valuechain

Management Team

Jim Walters DNAam MD

DNAam MD

Jim Walters

Richard Randle Client Director

Client Director

Richard Randle

James White Innovative Solutions

Technical Director

James White

Tony Haifeng Guo Innovation Director

Innovation Director

Haifeng Guo

Praveen Rudraradhya APAC BD Director

APAC BD Director

Praveen Rudra

Richard has the rare ability to combine real world understanding of manufacturing businesses with a background in software development. He is able to work closely with clients to configure and innovate our software products, ensuring clients successfully implement fit-for-purpose solutions and deliver tangible benefits quickly.

Richard studied software programming and successfully grew a technology business that provided niche software solutions to the advanced manufacturing and metal finishing sectors. In 2012, Richard sold his business to join Valuechain as Client Director and combine his 20 years’ industry experience with the innovation capacity of the Valuechain team.

Richard Randle Valuechain

Jim leads our global partner programme and combines his entrepreneurial background with several years of global business development for leading manufacturing businesses.

Early on in his career, Jim successfully formed and grew two subcontract manufacturing companies. He then entered the corporate world in a business development capacity, working for several advanced manufacturing organisations, establishing global partnerships to support offset strategies.

Jim Walters Valuechain

James converts the innovative demonstrator systems developed by Tony into commercial grade solutions with intuitive user experience.

After completing an Honours Degree in Computer Science, James has held several technology and consultancy roles which have given him an important insight into end-user requirements.

James White Valuechain

Tony is a technology innovator with the ability to quickly convert new conceptual models into proof-of-concept system demonstrators that can be shared with customers and partners to drive rapid innovation.

Tony obtained a degree in Finance in South China University of Technology, after which he studied Master of Science in e-Business and then a PhD in the application of Cloud Computing and its impact on Operations Management.

Tony Haifeng Guo Valuechain

Praveen is an expert in manufacturing, IT and enterprise systems; with over 26 years’ experience in industry and leading technology companies. Praveen Delhas done his Master's in Engineering & Manufacturing from Bangalore University after his B.E. in Industrial & Production Engineering from RVCE, Bangalore. His rich knowledge of the Manufacturing Industry and Processes enables him to complete many successful implementations internationally for multiple well known products.

His background in product development, manufacturing, IT and enterprise systems has given him the ability to be a successful consultant to the manufacturing industry. He is passionate about mentoring talent and developing empowered teams to deliver world-class technology solutions. He is well travelled globally & has the ability to promote win-win solutions for business.

Praveen Rudraradhya Valuechain

Board

Alasdair Pettigrew Tricorn Systems CEO

Valuechain Enterprises CEO

Alasdair Pettigrew

Michael Schraps Chief Operations Officer

Chief Technology Officer​​

Michael Schraps

Tom Dawes Entrepreneur Supply Chain Innovator

Chief Executive Officer

Tom Dawes

Nick Orr Chief Financial Officer

Consultant Finance Director ​

Nick Orr

Management Team

Jim Walters DNAam MD

DNAam MD

Jim Walters

Richard Randle Client Director

Client Director

Richard Randle

Richard has the rare ability to combine real world understanding of manufacturing businesses with a background in software development. He is able to work closely with clients to configure and innovate our software products, ensuring clients successfully implement fit-for-purpose solutions and deliver tangible benefits quickly.

Richard studied software programming and successfully grew a technology business that provided niche software solutions to the advanced manufacturing and metal finishing sectors. In 2012, Richard sold his business to join Valuechain as Client Director and combine his 20 years’ industry experience with the innovation capacity of the Valuechain team.

Richard Randle Valuechain

Michael is an experienced engineer and project manager who has worked on large scale projects in both the public and private sectors. A technology specialist who has delivered integrated 4IR solutions for numerous companies, Michael engages with clients to establish requirements, explore solutions and produce functional specification that all ensure projects are delivered on time and to budget.

Prior to joining Valuechain, Michael was Programme Manager of LCR4.0 which is the first large scale initiative in the UK (£9m ERDF part-funded) to support SME's with the adaptation of Industry 4.0 technology. The programme has been very successful and emerged to become a national exemplar of how to increase the competitiveness of manufacturing businesses.

Michael Valuechain

Tom combines first-hand experience of growing global manufacturing and technology businesses with PhD research in supply chain collaboration. As a result, Tom has formed a clear vision of how companies will collaborate in the future as integrated valuechains and the importance of technology to improve productivity, unlock collaboration and build intelligence.

Tom Dawes Valuechain

Nick leads the financial management and direction of the business, ensuring robust forecasting, reporting and control systems are in place.

A qualified Chartered Accountant, Nick has over 25 years’ experience as Finance Director and owner-manager in dynamic high growth businesses, as well as roles as Divisional FD within a US multi-national manufacturer and UK Plc’s.

Nick Orr Chief Financial Officer Valuechain

Jim leads our global partner programme and combines his entrepreneurial background with several years of global business development for leading manufacturing businesses.

Early on in his career, Jim successfully formed and grew two subcontract manufacturing companies. He then entered the corporate world in a business development capacity, working for several advanced manufacturing organisations, establishing global partnerships to support offset strategies.

Jim Walters Valuechain
James White Innovative Solutions

Technical Director

James White

Tony Haifeng Guo Innovation Director

Innovation Director

Haifeng Guo

Praveen Rudraradhya APAC BD Director

APAC BD Director

Praveen Rudra

Steve’s role is to help shape and develop the young, energetic and dynamic management team to enable a rapid upscaling of the Valuechain businesses. As a veteran of the technology industry, Steve has senior leadership experience gained across Europe and the USA leading major technology ventures and more recently has been involved in guiding growth businesses to achieve multi-million pound investment and helping propositions from around the globe establish in the UK.

Steve Smith Valuechain

James converts the innovative demonstrator systems developed by Tony into commercial grade solutions with intuitive user experience.

After completing an Honours Degree in Computer Science, James has held several technology and consultancy roles which have given him an important insight into end-user requirements.

James White Valuechain

Tony is a technology innovator with the ability to quickly convert new conceptual models into proof-of-concept system demonstrators that can be shared with customers and partners to drive rapid innovation.

Tony obtained a degree in Finance in South China University of Technology, after which he studied Master of Science in e-Business and then a PhD in the application of Cloud Computing and its impact on Operations Management.

Tony Haifeng Guo Valuechain

Praveen is an expert in manufacturing, IT and enterprise systems; with over 26 years’ experience in industry and leading technology companies. Praveen Delhas done his Master's in Engineering & Manufacturing from Bangalore University after his B.E. in Industrial & Production Engineering from RVCE, Bangalore. His rich knowledge of the Manufacturing Industry and Processes enables him to complete many successful implementations internationally for multiple well known products.

His background in product development, manufacturing, IT and enterprise systems has given him the ability to be a successful consultant to the manufacturing industry. He is passionate about mentoring talent and developing empowered teams to deliver world-class technology solutions. He is well travelled globally & has the ability to promote win-win solutions for business.

Praveen Rudraradhya Valuechain

Alasdair leads Tricorn Systems Ltd. to deliver leading digital manufacturing solutions with excellent customer service. A widely experienced business leader and technology advocate, Alasdair combines an empirical expertise of advanced manufacturing industries with more 20 years’ experience in senior leadership positions across global technology businesses.

He is qualified as a Mechanical Engineer with an International Diploma in Advanced Aerospace Studies (ECATA). His career has seen him work in Industry with BAE Systems and Black & Decker before discovering a passion for technology, joining IBM where he worked for 15 years leading teams in engagements across the breadth of manufacturing industry including aerospace, defence, automotive and motor-racing industries. Most recently, Alasdair led an innovative early-stage software company, BOXARR to international sales success prior to joining Tricorn Systems.

Alasdair Valuechain
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