Management Team

Matthew Way 
Chief Executive Officer, Clamason Industries

As CEO, I have overall responsibility and accountability for Clamason group activity in the UK and Slovakia. My priority is to ensure we put safety 1st in all that we do within the business. I prefer a hands-on approach to leadership and believe in an inclusive and collaborative environment. Having spent the early years of my career in Silicon Valley, I experienced the necessity for innovation in business and this underpins the core strategy for value creation in Clamason.

My experience spans multiple Operational leadership roles across a breadth of blue-chip and SME industrials in automotive, electronics, aerospace and latterly oil & gas.

Spare time is often consumed with family duties but when time permits, I like to try and get the odd round of golf in.
A Mechanical Engineering technical foundation with a Master’s in Professional Development, majoring in Management Psychology from the University of Wales.

Daniel Ralph
Chief Financial Officer

Responsible for all financial management, reporting and treasury operations for Clamason Industries.

I am an experienced CFO, previously providing the finance lead in a number of high quality SME precision engineering businesses, through periods of significant change and growth. Appointed to the Board in 2017, my primary focus is on continuous business improvement.

I am a qualified Chartered Accountant and I hold a Double First Class degree in Manufacturing Engineering and Economics from the University of Birmingham.

Ian Davies
Sales Director

Responsible for Clamason sales, marketing and NPI activities for both UK and Slovakia plants.

Started my career at an aluminium die casting foundry where I completed a 4-year apprenticeship and qualified with a HNC in mechanical engineering. Moved into the sales and commercial area and has held several commercial / business development roles in the manufacturing industry. In 2007 joined Clamason as business development manager and was promoted to European sales director in 2013 and then to Sales Director in 2017. Being part of the team that has grown Clamason Slovakia to a €12m turnover business has been one of my proudest achievements along with being part of the management team who participated in the MBO at the end of 2016.

I believe teamwork is the key to success and try and keep this in mind in all situations.

My passion has always been sport and am a keen golfer and in more recent years have got the skiing bug. In addition to sports we have a young daughter so spend a lot of time keeping her entertained at the weekends which has been great fun.

Paul Edwards
Operations Director

Responsible for production, engineering and quality within the Clamason Group.

MIQA and BA(Hons). Joined Clamason in 1988 and have developed a detailed understanding of Clamason’s manufacturing and business processes.

My core values are professionalism, integrity and commitment. These are values I adopt both within Clamason and in my relationships with Clamason’s business partners.

A long-suffering Aston Villa supporter, hence the greying hair, and enjoy motorsport and cricket from the comfort of my armchair. I’m also an avid reader and theatre goer whenever time permits.

Steven Davenport
Supply Chain Director

Responsible for customer communication, purchasing and logistics within the Clamason Group

HND Business Studies circa 1986 is my main qualification. Long term employee of Clamason for over 30 years and have detailed understanding of Clamason’ s customer and supplier partners, it’s systems and employees. I have especially superb relationships with many new and old contacts within the supply base which enable me to achieve the best results for the company. This has recently extended from the UK to Slovakia where we are now developing partnerships in eastern Europe to expand our capability in new areas and create a local supply base.

My core values are professionalism, honesty, attention to detail, data analysis, continuous improvement of systems and processes.

I have relatively recently developed an addiction to golf after a long former life as a pool and snooker player with some merit within the UK circuit. Also, a long-standing Wolves fan, who is currently enjoying football after around 40 years of misery.