CIE-Group Management Team

Nei Mackay - Finance Director, CIE-Group
Neil Mackay - Managing / Financial Director

• Qualified as a Chartered Accountant

• Joined CIE-Group in 1983 as Financial Controller, with ultimate responsibility for administration, warehousing and stock control departments.

• Implemented extensive computerisation with full supply chain management software and strengthened financial controls.

• A key contributor to the Management-led Buy Out in April 1993. Elevated to the now UK-only Board as Financial Director.

• 2010: Adopted combined role as Financial Director/Managing Director.

Steve Collin - Group Sales Director, CIE-Group
Steve Collin - Group Sales Director

• Previously i-ceilings manager, UK and Ireland for Armstrong World Industries working in close partnership with CIE-Group.

• 2006: Joined CIE-Group as Head of Sales to formulate and implement strategic sales and marketing plans. Responsible for field and inside sales teams.

• 2010: Elevated to the Board as Group Sales Director, overall responsibility for strategic planning and implementation.

Chris Edwards - Marketing Director, CIE-Group
Chris Edwards - Marketing Director

• Joined CIE-Group in 1995, to bring all marketing communications and services in-house.

• Co-ordinated the transformation of Canadian Instruments and Electronics to the 'new look' CIE-Group.

• 2000: Promoted to marketing manager

• 2006: Elevated to Head of Marketing to formulate and implement marketing strategies

• 2010: Elevated to the Board as Marketing Director, responsible for marketing strategy, communications, online & CRM, recruitment and IT resources.

Jon Doar - Commercial Director, CIE-Group
Jon Doar - Commercial Director

• Joined CIE-Group in 1985 as a Warehouse Operative.

• Transferred to Audio Sales Division in 1991 - working at the Sales Desk processing enquiries and customer enquiries.

• Promoted to Sales Office Supervisor, then Office Manager, in 1995 with responsibility for overseeing internal sales and administration for CIE-Audio.

• 1999 promoted to Divisional Manager, responsible for internal and external sales teams, new product/market developments, customer service and technical back-up.

• 2006: Product Manager - Audio Visual. Responsible for portfolio development, sourcing and procurement of audio visual product range, supplier liason and market research.

• 2010: Elevated to the Board as Commercial Director, responsible for complete AV portfolio and supplier liaison.

Kevin Sherwood - Sales Director, CIE-Group
Kevin Sherwood - Field Sales Director

• Joined CIE-Group in 1984 as a Service & Repair Technician

• Transferred to Audio Sales Division in internal sales

• Promoted to Audio Field Sales to develop the Midlands territory with great success.

• 2002: Promoted to Business Development Manager on a 'special projects' basis. Most recently developed the UK market for the i-ceilings product range.

• 2006: Increased territory to develop market throughout mainland Europe.

• 2010: Elevated to the Board as Field Sales Director, responsible for the UK-wide field sales team.

Ben Yeardley, CIE-Group
Ben Yeardley - Business Development Director

• 2000: Joined CIE-Group in internal sales for the Components Division.

• 2003: Promoted to Projects Specialist to develop bespoke cabling and connectivity range.

• 2007: Promoted to Projects Manager for the Cable & Connector portfolio.

• 2010: Elevated to the Board as Business Development Director, responsible for sales development, portfolio and supplier liaison in the connectivity sector.

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