At Cimteq we are passionate about the design and manufacture of Cables. It is our mission to enable companies throughout the industry to design and produce cables better, faster and more cost effectively.

The team at Cimteq is carefully selected to ensure that we have the highest quality individuals working diligently to ensure that Cimteq’s products are at the forefront of the industry, we are committed to pushing boundaries to enable you to do the same in your business. The combination of our rich industry experience and unrivalled domain expertise has resulted in innovative solutions that help you to become more responsive to customer needs while reducing costs.

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Ali Shehab

Chief Executive Officer

My fascination with the magic of electricity lead me to study it at The University of Liverpool, and as anyone who knows me, knows electricity has been part of my being for a long time. In 1990 I was sponsored by BICC Cables to complete my degree and work for the company as a systems engineer. Eight years later I started Cimteq and developed CableBuilder. Since that time I have had the pleasure to work with hundreds of cable makers all over the world with diverse products, solutions and people.

I have had many passions over the years, mountaineering, writing, reading, poetry, forestry, cycling, golf, woodworking, car maintenance, sport cars, energy generation, fishing, music, cooking, motor biking and sailing. But my real passion is learning and the belief that the impossible is an opportunity not a dead end.

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Amanda Shehab


I started working life as an Engineering Apprentice in my father’s electrical engineering company, based in the industrial heart of Sheffield, learning how to rewind motors and repair all kinds of industrial machinery. I graduated from the University of Bradford with an honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and I am a certified Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a member of the IET.

I have over twenty-five years’ experience in the Cable Manufacturing Industry, originally employed by BICC Cables as a Manufacturing Systems Engineer, and later by General Cable and Pirelli. This extensive experience, and with my passion for improving productivity and streamlining the manufacturing process, is why we developed CableBuilder and CableMES.

Assuming responsibility as Chairman of the International Wire & Machinery Association (IWMA) in 2015 my primary function is to promote new technology, education and growth within the cable and wire industry and champion our member’s interests.

Director of Cimteq Ltd since 2006

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Jean-Charles Boude

Technical Manager

After graduating with a Master of Science and Engineering degree in the electronics and software engineering fields from the French “Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Brest”, I have worked as a consultant for the French Navy, major construction firms and healthcare organisations.

I have been involved with the cable industry for over 11 years, becoming an expert on methodologies, technologies and systems used in the industry. I especially enjoy providing our customers with high-level advice with integrating our solutions into existing complex IT landscapes. I am proud to see our solutions helping our customers, and indeed their own customers, with very complex projects such as off-shore wind-farms or sending a probe into space.

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Richard Cotter

Sales & Marketing Manager

I have worked within Sales Management and Business Development in the IT and Telecoms sector for over 20 years. The most enjoyable part of my role is working side-by-side with customers to develop solutions that enable them to improve productivity and manage their business more effectively. Post-graduate studies include an MSc. in Information Technology and project management qualification PRINCE2 certified practitioner.

My weekends are consumed by two munchkins and their social lives and if I’m very lucky I get to go mountain walking or mountain biking in Snowdonia.

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Daniel Sanderson

Senior Software Developer

I graduated with a First Class Honours in Internet & Business Technologies, whilst having had a placement year working for the Royal Air Force. If I’m not scaling Ben Nevis or the Burj Khalifa, surviving Glastonbury Music Festival or Thailand, I’ll be mastering Inventor OEM or Spring MVC whilst ensuring high levels of Customer Satisfaction.

Often I am jet setting all around the world working with customers whom manufacture specialist cables for applications deep underwater through to Aerospace and Space.

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Stephen Longville

Senior Software Developer

My role as a senior developer allows me to indulge my passion for coding. I spend a lot of my time working directly with customers to develop customisations or integration projects and am also a key member of the development team working on new products and releases. I studied Software Engineering in Swansea Met University where I developed my zeal for all things IT and especially coding, my final year dissertation was based on Steganography and manipulating music files with Java compared to C.

When I am not coding at work I will probably be coding at home, most recently developed an app to automate a lottery syndicate. Away from coding I’m a PC gamer and play the guitar, when my housemate’s away.

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Yufei Du

Business Development Manager APAC

As a Business Development Manager for Asia pacific my role is quite varied. I am responsible for Project Implementation, demonstrations and sales within China and Asia but I also spend a lot of time helping customers with technical support. I attended Singapore Polytechnic where I studied Electrical and Electronic Engineering, followed by a degree in Sheffield University in the same subject where I developed my interest in programming, focussing on Java, JavaScript and C++.

Whilst in Singapore I headed up the Technical and Testing team for the RoboCup 2012 Challenge Competition, an international festival where we came third out of 381 teams from 42 countries. A native Mandarin speaker who is fluent in English, I have a keen interest in backpacking and travel with two of my favourite places being Malaysia and Denmark for their lifestyle and landscapes.

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Joe Wood

Implementation Consultant

I joined the team shortly after graduating from the University of Bristol, where I studied a BSc. in Mathematics & Computer Science. My final year dissertation focused on data gathering and comparing random matrices and elliptic curves. I was a member of the University chess team, and still play non-competitively, though now my main non-tech passion is for weightlifting.

Having proven my worth at Cimteq through a Customer Support role, I am now working as an Implementation Consultant. I work hand-in-hand through implementation projects at customer sites all over the world which I find both challenging and interesting.

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Ashley Cox

Software Developer

As a software developer I mostly spend my time working on customer upgrades, new customisations as well as bug-fixing. The most enjoyable part of my role is researching and developing new features for the latest release of software. I studied Computer Games Programming at De Montfort University where I developed my core programming skills in Java, C#, C++ and JavaScript. In previous roles I have developed a CRM system as well as Point of Sale software for touch screen terminals..

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Tim Williams

Technical Support Analyst

I have specialised in computer programming, both professionally and as a hobby and am a keen linguist having studied French and German. I received my BSc Honours Degree in Computer Game Development from Glyndwr University, which compliments my work very well. In my final year university assignment I developed a “beat-em-up” video game for the PC using a piece of software called “Unreal Engine 4”, which is used in the professional gaming industry. I provide high quality customer support for our clients, as well as programing new features for CableBuilder, our flagship software.

When I am not programming I can sometimes be found volunteering at our local theatre, either as a member of the cast or the crew.

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David Hughes

Software Developer

I am a Technical Consultant for Cimteq, it is my job to develop and maintain software for our clients. My key skills are in Software Development, Database Management, Network Management, Electronics and Computing. I gained a First Class Honours Degree (BSc.) in Network Management & Security with a Distinction in FDSc. Applied Computing.

My interests are heavily based around robotics, programming and artificial intelligence. I developed an autonomous system using Artificial Intelligence to detect, track and learn individual human faces on a network using moving cameras.

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Taylor Davidson

Technical Support Analyst

My role in the Cimteq team consists of managing, testing and deploying all software upgrades and patches. I work directly with customers to ensure that all deployments are delivered to the highest standard and in line with their expectations. I studied Software and Games Development in College and enjoy 3D modelling using programs such as 3DS Max and Maya, building and maintaining PCs as well as working with Adobe Creative Suite to create games and videos.

Outside of work if I’m not in the gym, cycling or swimming I will be following my other passion as a film buff.

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Christian Scholze

Implementation Project Manager

I have worked within the Cable Manufacturing Industry in South Africa for the good part of my career where I have worked in various roles namely Technical & Sales Director & Factory Manager to mention a few. The most enjoyable part of my Job is to work with our customers as well as my Implementation Team and roll out the Products and Services Cimteq Offer. Cable has always been my passion and I also enjoy implementing systems that make life easier for all who use them. I also have an Electrical Engineering Diploma in Heavy Current coupled with a MBA in General Business Management.

My spare time is taken up spending time with my lovely wife and 2 amazing kids. I enjoy watching Rugby, Football, Cricket and when not watching Sport or with my family you will find me cycling or traveling.

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Robert Douglass

Operations Manager

I have over 20 years’ experience working in IT, covering a multitude of organisations and business sectors. I started out my career working for an innovative software development house as a developer in the early 90s, progressing over the years to become a manager of projects and teams. I’m an advocate of project management and a certified PRINCE 2 Practitioner with over 15 years of successful project management experience using both Linear and Organic methodologies. I’ve a full appreciation of software development in an Agile environment as well as the traditional Waterfall approach.

My extracurricular activities include cycling, walking, going to the gym and taking my son to swimming training sessions and gala’s, I’m also a qualified life saver and swimming judge.

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Matt Rowlands

Technical Account Manager

The Technical Account Manager role allows me to directly engage with customers and enables me to provide guidance and support to our growing customer base. For me, it is essential to learn the customer's environment and procedures that will in turn allow me to understand what their technical requirements are. A core aspect of my role is to establish clear lines of communication with our customers to absorb feedback as well as educate them on the latest software developments which may enable them to work more effectively.

Out of the office I enjoy sport activities such Mountain Biking, MMA and Rugby as well as socialising with family and friends.

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Jon Clapham

Senior Software Developer

After completing my degree in Business Information Systems Management, I was fortunate to be given the opportunity of working in the games industry where I could indulge my passion for programming with my love of gaming. Working in C, C++ and even Z80 assembler, I worked on numerous software titles on a multitude of platforms. In 2010, I made the decision to move over to the business side of development and landed a job as a C# developer, creating back office web portals for field worker monitoring and management. The role evolved and allowed me to broaden my programming knowledge, picking up even more programming languages, including Java. Working with the company’s most prestigious customer, the UK’s largest television satellite company, I spent 2 years converting one of their legacy systems from a fat client to an n-tiered web based solution using Java Spring.

Outside of work, when not running around after my two little terrors, I spend my time out and about on my road bike or tweaking my marine aquarium setup.

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Katy Harrison

Marketing Manager

A marketing professional specializing in communications, PR, events, lead generation and digital marketing, I have worked in sales and marketing for over 20 years.

I studied Business Studies and French at Northampton University and the ISCID-Co- International Business School in Longuenesse, France.

In my spare time, you will find me enjoying time with my family and in the garden constantly battling the weeds or in a pile of dust renovating a crumbling old house.

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David Jones

Technical Support Analyst

My role at Cimteq is to provide product support which my background in both the IT and Education sectors helps me to do. After graduating in Physics at Imperial College I began working in IT development for Local Government and am particularly proud of the Geographical Information System I developed there. Interested in Electronics and Technology as a hobby, I have competed internationally in maze solving autonomous robot competitions.

My spirit of adventure and love of travel inspired me to spend ten years living and working in Brazil. Now returned to Wales, I enjoy learning and reading widely and reliving the discovery of science and the natural world through the eyes of my two children.

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