Meet The Team
Before you meet the team, let’s have a bit of history…
Argenta was established in 2003 by our Founder Jeff Woodhams. Jeff spent 6 years building a business delivering bespoke software solutions and consultancy within supply chain process improvement. In 2009 Chris Woodhams, Jeff’s son, joined and has since transitioned into running the business as the Managing Director.
In 2013 we took on our first employee and moved into our first office and the growth started there with support of the GrowthAccelerator program.
We became a National Instruments Alliance Partner in 2014 and started to expand out from our roots in the Aerospace industry.
Today our fantastic team looks like this….
Jeff has more than 25 years of experience designing, developing and delivering computer-based solutions for use in improvement projects. Much of this experience was gained working on manufacturing and supply chain improvement projects. More recently he has gained experience in applying the underlying principles in public sector organisations such as the emergency services.
Jeff's main skill and interest is in developing solutions to help improve complex processes. In particular he has experience of solutions using the concept of Lean Manufacturing and the Theory of Constraints.
He has also had in-depth experience of a wide variety of techniques including: Forecasting, Inventory Planning, Production Planning and Scheduling, Vehicle Routing and Scheduling and Discrete Event Simulation.
Prior to joining Argenta Chris spent 7 years in the aerospace industry; initially working on the shop floor before specialising in developing and maintaining control and measurement software for test rigs.
Chris has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Birmingham City University and holds the Certified LabVIEW Architect (CLA) qualification, the highest level of LabVIEW certification.
Victoria spends the majority of her working life as a General Practitioner for the NHS.
She's been Finance Director at Argenta since 2015, she plays a key role in ensuring the business runs efficiently and is heavily involved in our continuous improvement activities.
Dawid completed his Masters in Electrical Engineering from the Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden in 2014 after gaining his Bachelors in Control Engineering.
He also holds the Certified LabVIEW Architect (CLA) qualification, the highest level of LabVIEW certification.
Dawid has two years’ experience working as a Machine Vision Engineer for OptiNav in Poland and prior to that worked on a number of different research projects in many fields.
Jenny started working with Argenta as a marketing consultant in 2015 and is responsible for delivering our marketing strategy.
Jenny's background is in teaching, where she has been working in hospitality and management since 2008.
Her interest in marketing came from teaching the subject at college, now she is able to put this teaching into practice in the digital and traditional approaches that we use.
Craig graduated with a First Class BEng in Electronics Engineering in 2013 from Birmingham City University (BCU) and joined Argenta for the first time in late 2013. He returned to Argenta in 2022 following a few years in the contracting world.
He holds the Certified LabVIEW Developer (CLD) qualification and has a range of experience in automated test solutions using NI hardware and software. On top of that Craig hands on experience with a wide variety of of hydro-mechanical test rigs used in the Aerospace sector.
Laura joined Argenta in 2021 as a System Developer, with her previous work experience in the automotive sector, specifically fuel cells and brake systems testing.
Laura's accademic background is in Chemistry, which was the industry she started her career. Having acquired the Certified LabVIEW Developer (CLD) qualification from National Instruments in 2017 she will be advancing her LabVIEW skills in lots of application areas at Argenta.
Craig joined the team in 2022 as a System Architect, he brings with him 15+ years of experience developing test equipment for the civil engineering sector.
Craig's accademic background is in Physics, starting his career as a Research Associate at Hull University, the subsequent years of his career have been spent developing the mechanical, electrical and software aspects of materials testing equipment. Having acquired the Certified LabVIEW Architect (CLA) qualification from National Instruments in 2016 his skills will be put good use in a number of areas at Argenta.
Junior Project Manager
Tom joined the team in 2022 as a Project Support Officer and was promoted to Junior PM towards the end of 2022. He brings with him 5 years experience work in a supervisory role within the printing industry.
Tom's accademic background is in Psychology, having studied at Nottingham Trent University. Since becoming Junior PM he is working towards his Association for Project Management (APM) Project Management Qualification (PMQ).