Management

Holders Technology plc Board of Directors


Rudi Walter Weinreich, Executive Chairman, born in 1946 in Austria, was sole executive director of Holders Technology until 1987. He has been responsible for all aspects of the business since he started it in 1972, particularly the assessment of new products and negotiating distributorship agreements.

Victoria Margaret Blaisdell BSc, born in 1972, joined the Group in 2004.  In 2007, Victoria joined the Board as Business Development Director and led the diversification efforts into the LED sector.  In 2011, Victoria was made Group Managing Director. She previously worked in the IT industry and has also worked in several countries as a Senior Consultant for one of the largest global IT consultancies.

Paul Kevin Ian Geraghty BSc (Mathematics), FCA, born in 1960, joined the Group in 2011 as Group Finance Director and Company Secretary. He previously held senior financial roles in international engineering companies, including Finance Director at Elektron Components Limited (components manufacturer) and Group Finance Director at Protec plc (design and supply of security and monitoring systems).

Thomas George Bray MEng (Electronic Engineering), born in 1981, is the LED Business Development Director and joined the Board in 2017 as Executive Director.  Thomas was previously the Technical Director of ACDC lighting.  He has spent his entire working career in the Lighting Industry focusing on bringing new technologies to market.

David Arthur Mahony BA (Economics), MSc, born in 1944, is the Senior Non-executive Director, appointed in 1988. He is also a Director of Tower Mint Limited.  David spent thirty-five years with Hambros Bank in Corporate Finance and as an Industrial Advisor, during which time he was Chairman of various PLC, Aim and Private companies.

UK PCB Operations


Alastair Rennick joined Holders in 2013 as Financial Controller and was appointed Managing Director in 2016.  Alastair is a Chartered Accountant with many years’ commercial experience with manufacturing businesses, practice experience as well as general business consultancy.  Alastair was previously Managing Director of a FMCG manufacturer.

UK LED Operations


Thomas George Bray MEng (Electronic Engineering), born in 1981, is the LED Business Development Director and joined the Board in 2017 as Executive Director.  Thomas was previously the Technical Director of ACDC lighting.  He has spent his entire working career in the Lighting Industry focusing on bringing new technologies to market.

German PCB & LED Operations


Frank van der Hulst joined Holders Technology in 1993 and started his career as Sales Manager for the Benelux region. Over the last 20 years he has developed significant commercial B2B experience.  Frank has been responsible for the German LED division since its commencement and he is now joint Managing Director of Holders Technology GmbH.