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Meet the Team

The core team at Olsen has rapidly expanded over the last 12 months, with investments being made into Sales and Operations...

Managing Director - Piers Olsen


Managing Director, Piers is a qualified Mechanical Engineer with decades of industry experience. Olsen Actuation was formed by Piers in 2008 and quickly grew to be one of the largest electric actuator distributors in the UK. With an impressive product portfolio including Exlar roller-screw actuators, EH-D electro-hydraulic drives, Concens actuators and a full range of motors, alongside a distinguished list of blue chip clients, the business looks set to continue its success for many years to come.

Technical Sales Engineer - Ted Quirk


August saw the addition of Technical Sales Engineer Ted who graduated from Sheffield University with a 1st Class Honours Degree (MA) in Mechanical Engineering earlier on this year. Ted’s impressive mathematical skills have already been put to good use solving some of our most complicated applications.

Operations Manager - Laura Elphick


Operations Manager and Textile Design graduate, Laura joined the business in September and travelled to DSEI Exhibition with the team the very next week where she met with potential clients and industry professionals. Nothing like a baptism of fire!

Technical Sales Manager - Luke Taylor


The final new recruit of 2017 joined the team in November. Luke’s background is in Hydraulics and with a degree in Engineering his in-depth, technical knowledge of the industry has already proven an invaluable asset to the business.

Project Management - Andy Burgess


Andy is the team's projects expert. With decades of experience in project management and a strong background in engineering, Andy is reponsible for making sure that every project is dealt with as efficiently as possible. Andy is also responsible for the company's ISO compliance.

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