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
Darren Behan | Linkedin

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
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Emily
Joe Chisnall

Joe Chisnall

Global Key Account Manager

+44 (0) 1462 542554
joec@vital-electronics.co.uk
Joe Chisnall | Linkedin

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
Ellie Burgess | Linkedin

Ellie Burge
Ellie Bangert

Ellie Bangert

Business Development Executive

+44 (0) 1462 654855
ellieb@vital-electronics.co.uk
Ellie Bangert | Linkedin

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.

Maciej Drazkiewicz

Business Development Executive

Maciej is an experienced account manager with a decade of experience in sales and healthcare. Currently working at Vital Electronics with a focus on the Polish and surrounding region due to his duel nationality, bridging the gap between buyers and essential electronic components.

Outside of work, Maciej is an avid gym enthusiast, dedicating time to maintaining his physical fitness, an Arsenal fan, and his military background has instilled in him discipline and respect.

Alice Galluccio

Inside Sales - Italy

I have gained experience over the past 5 years as a Sales Assistant at a company specialising in the assembly of electronic boards, developing an in-depth knowledge of sales dynamics and the needs of customers in the sector.

My goal is to improve and expand my knowledge in the field of sales, constantly seeking new challenges. I am determined to provide impeccable customer service, to achieve sales targets by developing the market in Italy, and to contribute to the long-term success of Vital Electronics.

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.

Nicola Croucher

business operations manager

I bring over 25 years in Logistics, Production, and Manufacturing Management. As a people person and natural organiser I enjoy helping keep the team happy and optimising organisational efficiency.

I am passionate about delivering the best service to clients and thrilled to embark on this new adventure in the electronics industry, alongside the dynamic team at Vital Electronics.

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.

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.

Freddie Heyman

Warehouse Operative
Freddie works closely with our quality assurance, testing and warehouse teams to support with consignments, logistics and stores inspections on a daily basis to help keep our operation running smoothly.
 
Outside of work, Freddie is a keen footballer (Arsenal fan) and also likes a trip to the lake for a bit of fishing.

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
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