Leo de Montaignac
Chief Executive Officer
Leo has been with Weedingtech since it launched in 2011. Previously a director in the IT industry, Leo has extensive experience in sales, marketing, major customer relationships and building partner communities to develop the businesses activities. Leo is responsible for driving Weedingtech’s overall growth while maintaining Foamstream’s position as the leading alternative to herbicide. Leo also ensures that Weedingtech continues to provide the world class customer support it’s known for and for its ongoing innovation. When not watching the latest MW-Series roll off the production line, Leo is a dab hand at cooking, loves sports, the countryside and travelling.
CFO / COO
Nigel Higgs is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, and holds a Masters degree in Finance. During Nigel’s 35 years in business he has held a variety of senior finance and operational roles in companies ranging from SMEs to large multinationals both in the UK and Europe. Nigel also brings experience of working with venture capital funded companies, from start-up through to exit. Over the last six years Nigel’s work has predominantly involved SMEs, both VC funded and private, providing a range of services including part-time FD, strategic change, funding, acquisition and exit. Nigel has joined Weedingtech to improve its operational capabilities and to help steer its growth.
Tom joined Weedingtech in February 2012 to help develop the strategic partner base. Tom also has an active involvement in identifying new territories for Weedingtech product sales. In his previous life, he worked in IP commercialisation for a number of small businesses within the cleantech sector.
Outside work, Tom is a keen fly fisherman and an avid cricket fan.
Accounts and Operations Manager
Natalia belongs to the Association of Accounting Technicians and joined Weedingtech in January 2013 to head up the accounting and operations team. She has held a number of similar posts at companies in the City of London.
Being Mum to two young children keeps Natalia busy but when she gets chance, she indulges her passion for photography and gardening.
Dr Franck Balducchi
Head of Technology
Franck is a results driven mechanical engineer who previously specialised in the aerospace and defence fields. Prior to joining Weedingtech he worked at Hutchinson as a Technical Manager where he also gained a Chartership from the IMechE. Franck was awarded a PhD while working at the French Space Agency and joins Weedingtech to develop and manage the technical side of the business.
Head of UK Sales
As the head of Weedingtech’s sales team, Fraser’s key responsibilities are expanding Weedingtech product sales into the agricultural and amenity markets and building our partner community. He brings particular expertise in negotiation and relationship building and can be found at MW-Series roadshows up and down the country as well as trade and industry events.
Fraser has a surprising double life as an organic pig farmer and definitely doesn’t view golf as a good walk spoiled! In amongst this busy life is the small matter of his baby daughter, the apple of his eye.
Operations & Logistics Manager
Adomaa was recruited to run Weedingtech’s operations and logistics. As activity increased in the spring it became apparent there was too much for the core team to do and it risked compromising their ability to grow the business. Adomaa has previously worked in a number of logistics roles. Her most recent job was at a school where she was responsible for managing all admissions and operations.
Customer Service Support
Spencer is responsible for technical advice, training and supporting customers whilst ensuring they get maximum value from their MW-Series. Spencer is a trained electrician and has worked in a number of manufacturing businesses.
When Spencer isn’t looking after customers, he can be found pursuing his favourite outdoor activities like walking his dog and clay pigeon shooting.