Meet the Team

Vital Electronics

Our team of experts are here to help you find the right component for your business.

MEET THE TEAM

Meet Our Passionate Team

Shawn Balstone 1

Shawn Balstone

Director

Kieren Balstone

Director

+44 (0) 1462 542553
kierenb@vital-electronics.co.uk
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Kieran Balstone
Darren

Darren Behan

Finance Director

+44 (0) 1462 654727
darrenb@vital-electronics.co.uk
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Martin Kingsbury

Non-Executive Director

+44 (0) 1462 654857 
martink@vital-electronics.co.uk
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Natasha

Natasha Hunt

QA Lead

+44 (0) 1462 542549
natashah@vital-electronics.co.uk
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Emily Lawrence

Marketing Manager

+44 (0) 1462 654727
emilyl@vital-electronics.co.uk
Emily Lawrence | LinkedIn

Emily
Joe Chisnall

Joe Chisnall

Global Key Account Manager

+44 (0) 1462 542554
joec@vital-electronics.co.uk
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Simon Flecknell

Account Manager

+44 (0) 1462 656622
simon@vital-electronics.co.uk
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Emma Wright

Sales ADMINISTRATOR

Ellie Burgess

Accounts administrator

+44 (0) 1462 542551
ellieburgess@vital-electronics.co.uk
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Ellie Burge
Ellie Bangert

Ellie Bangert

Business Development Executive

+44 (0) 1462 654855
ellieb@vital-electronics.co.uk
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Lewis Day

Business Development Executive

+44 (0) 1462 656621
lewisd@vital-electronics.co.uk
Lewis Day | Linkedin

Lewis Day
Max Well

Max Cartwright-Wells

Excess Manager

+44 (0) 1462 654856
maxw@vital-electronics.co.uk
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Alfie Henebery

Business Development Executive

+44 (0) 1462 656620
alfieh@vital-electronics.co.uk
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Alfie
Charlie Guy

Charlie Guy

Business Development Executive

+44 (0) 1462 542550
charlieg@vital-electronics.co.uk
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Luke Sugden

Business Development Executive
Luke Sugden

Shawn Balstone

Director

I’ve spent the last 22 years gaining knowledge and experience within the electronic component industry. I’m currently applying this knowledge in my role as Director for Vital Electronics, where I’m responsible for looking after Sales, quality and the day-to-day running of the business.

Kieren Balstone

DIRECTOR

With an extensive background in the electronics industry, I am an expert in Sales and Sourcing. The experience I have gained has led me to my current role as Director at Vital Electronics, where I am responsible for working with our Sales/Management teams, Customer Relationships and Solutions. Outside of work, I enjoy playing football and travelling.

Gary

Gary Whitaker

Materials Inspector

With over 30 years in electronics distribution, I specialise in warehouse management and inventory processes. My primary focus is on meeting customer requirements while upholding high standards within the warehouse to optimise workflow.

A key aspect of my expertise lies in ESD processes, where I meticulously enforce adherence to procedures, safeguarding the integrity of electronic components throughout the distribution chain. My career reflects a commitment to excellence, precision, and proactive problem-solving in the dynamic realm of electronics distribution.

Natasha Hunt

QA Lead

As a QA Lead, I’m responsible for overseeing Quality Assurance and Quality Control. I’m particularly involved with maintaining the Quality Management System and inbound/outbound inspections, as my primary goal is to gain accreditation for AS9120B.

Since joining Vital Electronics, the most rewarding part has been implementing ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 followed closely by our ERAI membership.

Emily

Emily Lawrence

Marketing Manager

As a Marketing Manager, I’m responsible for developing and implementing marketing and communication strategies to support the company’s strategic objectives, as well as overseeing all marketing campaigns and evaluating data to monitor success.

Over the course of my career so far, I have worked with companies such as Amazon, Chocolate Ltd and Speechmatics, all of which operate in different industries, helping me to develop as a marketer by being in charge of different projects that utilise other skill sets, such as event planning and graphic and design.

 

+44 (0) 1462 654727
emilyl@vital-electronics.co.uk
Emily Lawrence | Linkedin

Joe Chisnall

product Manager: Vectr

Joe has been creating positive experiences for customers since he first began his sales career in 1997.

In 2022, Joe joined the Vital team, bringing with him 15 years of electronics industry experience & knowledge.

As VECTr product manager, Joe is responsible for delivering best value to our excess inventory partners.

Simon Flecknell

Account Manager

I’ve spent the last 20 years learning everything there is to know about account management. I’m currently applying this knowledge in my role as Business Manager for Vital Electronics, where I’m responsible for customer requisitions and sourcing enquiries.

As a result of my background, my approach is very methodical and I bring a high level of attention to detail to my work. Outside of work, I am a self-proclaimed professional footballer and father.

Emma Wright

Excess Administrator

I graduated in Business and Economics from the University of Hertfordshire in 2019, and since graduating I have gained experience in administration. I’m currently applying this knowledge in my role as an Sales Administrator for Vital Electronics, where I’m responsible for preparing, organising, and storing information for the team.

Ellie Burgess

Accounting Administrator

As an Accounts Administrator at Vital Electronics, I am responsible for reconciliation of accounts, credit management, purchase ledger activities and support for payroll and VAT. Whilst in my previous role at an accountancy practice as an Accounts Assistant, I trained to be a bookkeeper, becoming qualified in 2020. 

My goal is to further my studies as I continue my journey to become a qualified accountant, currently studying with the AAT. I aim to grow with the company as I become more advanced in my role and look forward to taking on further responsibilities.

Ellie Bangert

Sales Support Executive

Over the course of my five year career, I’ve worked for companies such as Knowhow Tech Support Service and Hutchison 3G Enterprises. In January 2022, I took on the Business Development Executive role at Vital Electronics to help improve and grow as a sales representative and individual.

As a Business Development Executive, I’m responsible for overseeing potential new leads globally and keeping on top of progress with existing customers regarding any individual company needs.

Lewis Day

Business Development Executive

As a business development executive, I’m responsible for supply chain solutions of various clients. Working closely with purchasing directors, I analyse past and present component data, providing strategies to cut costs and increase revenue.

Since joining Vital Electronics, the most rewarding part has been helping clients resolve their supply issues,  followed closely by consistently developing skills that will allow me to succeed.

Outside of work, I am a self-proclaimed travel enthusiast who likes to explore different countries and meet new people.

+44 (0) 1462 656621
lewisd@vital-electronics.co.uk
Lewis Day | Linkedin

Max Wells

Excess Manager

During my time at Vital Electronics I have dedicated my time to learning everything there is to know about the Semiconductor industry. I’m currently applying this knowledge in my role as Excess Manager, where I’m responsible for the buying and selling of our customers excess stock to give them excellent ROI.

Alfie Henebery

Excess Co-Ordinator

As Excess Co-ordinator, my task is to streamline operations and enhance collaboration between business units. This is achieved through systemic and creative means; adapting to the ever-changing industry has become a vital element to success during this market period.

Aside from my primary function, I have become nothing less than a local hero for any IT issues. From printers to principles, telepathy to topology – I make sure things are running without a hitch.

Charlie Guy

Business Development Executive

After years of competitive sport, and account management roles within global markets, I take pride in my ability to build long-lasting professional relationships. I love finding solutions within a challenging market, and thrive in assisting innovative businesses streamline their workflow, even through moments of volatility.

Years within FX, Sales and Engineering have also allowed an overview of Project Management – from conception to completion – across a range of Sectors. If, like many of my new clients, you are feeling frustrated with the fragility of your current supply chain, perhaps my team and I can help.

Luke Sugden

Business Development Executive

In May, I graduated from the University of Hertfordshire, where I studied a Business Management degree with a year of experience at Oklahoma State University, USA. I am now implementing the skills that I learnt through studying into Vital Electronics, where my role is to generate business through sales.

Outside of work – and throughout my adolescence – I have been a national swimmer, with medals at a British Championship level and some international representations. I have picked up transferrable skills that I can now implement into my career such as, thriving in a team environment, organisational management and priority allocation. These are all skills that are transferrable and have carried me through years of studying into what is now the early beginnings of my career at Vital.

Martin Kingsbury

Business Development Manager

I have worked in electronic component distribution for more than 35 years. During this time I have held senior sales & marketing director roles with 2 of the worlds largest Global distributors, plus 5 years with one of the worlds leading Global independent distributors. 

I have met a lot of people across Europe and North America from both OEM & CEM companies as well as contacts with many of the industries major electronic component manufacturers. As the industry has continued to change over the years, I have also had a good grounding in many of the supply chain solutions that our customers need to keep their production lines going.

The experience and contact base I have built up over the years will help to further develop business for the team at Vital Electronics, and add value to our customers.

+44 (0) 1462 654857  
martink@vital-electronics.co.uk
Martin Kingsbury | LinkedIn