Electrical automation

Meet The Team


Louise Montgomery

Louise has been a member of the team since 2008 and joined with a degree in Business Studies. Louise looks after the company accounts and processes supplier payments as well as looking after credit control. In addition to accounts Louise has also acquired a good product knowledge which enables her to efficiently process orders and sell our products. Louise divides her time across a number duties and will be able to help with all customer queries or problems.


Jordan Boyd

Adam Breakey

Matthew Coulter

Neil Warnock


Jonathan Hanna

Jonathan joined the team in 2014 as a business development manager for the ROI. Jonathan has extensive experience in similar roles and has joined with a task to grow our operations in ROI. Jonathan has a background in controls and automation and has a good level of knowledge in industrial applications. Jonathan plans to grow this side of the business increasing the team and stock.

Philip McComb

Philip has been a member of the team since 2008 and started his career in the work shop assembling gear units. Since joining Phil has developed his skills and knowledge of our products which has allowed him to sell and assemble solutions for specific applications. Phil now does internal sales an provides solutions to a wide range of customers.  

Melissa O'Neill

Melissa joined the team in 2015 coming from the transport industry has a dynamic approach to processing orders, selling standard product and ensuring customers receive a fast reliable service.

Andrew Ritchie

As a qualified electrical and mechanical engineer Andrew joined the team in 2012. Andrew previously worked as a mechanical engineer in Ulster carpet mills and is been a big asset to the company especially in the management of winch production for the marine industry. Andrew also carries out torque calculations and application selections for different industries and applications. In addition to new project calculations Andrew can provide solutions for replacements or solving application problems. Andrew has now progressed to external sales and looks after all external sale activity for NI

Technical Team

James Chester

As a qualified electronic engineer James joined the team in 2008. James previously worked in the dry motar industry and had experience in both electronic ultrasonics and industrial drives. James provides support and manages several OEM accounts and also gets involved in new projects which includes carrying out mechanical torque and power calculations in addition to support and commissioning of VSD's / inverters.

In 2013 James joined the board of directors when technidrive ltd was formed.

David Strain

As a qualified electrical engineer David joined the team in 2009. David has an knowledge of applications from and electrical and mechanical point of view and can carry out mechanical torque and power calculations for virtually any application. In addition to the application selections David can also write and or support specific drive programs for VSD's / inverters to suit any application.

In 2013 David joined the board of directors when technidrive ltd was formed.

Managing Director
John Coulter

John founded technidrive in 1998 with his wife Leanne.

John started his career as a conveyor belt design engineer for Goodyear. He then went on to lecture in Engineering before joining Fenner where he progressed through the company to the position of General manager for Ireland he then became a partner in RDR bearings before forming technidrive. Since forming the company John has made alliances with some of the world leaders in gear units and motors allowing technidrive to grow and support OEMs and End users across the UK and Ireland

John has over 25 years application experience and is well respected in the industry for providing reliable "industrial drive solutions". John leads the companies technical staff and continues to get involved in new application designs and solving customers problems with innovative solutions.

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