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Meet The Board

Our board offers a wealth of experience and vast knowledge across every essential area of business. The thirst for innovation, investment in our people and customer focused approach is fostered by the combined abilities of our board of directors and continues to underpin and drive our status as market leaders.

Dr Alex Mardapittas, Chief Executive Officer

Dr Alex Mardapittas, Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Alex Mardapittas is the Chief Executive Officer at Powerstar and founded the company eighteen years ago. An experienced chartered engineer, with a research doctorate, Alex has used his extensive knowledge to spearhead Powerstar since its inception in 2001.

Robert Macklin, Chief Financial Officer

Robert Macklin, Chief Financial Officer

Robert Macklin has been the Chief Financial Officer at Powerstar since his appointment to the board in November 2013. Robert provides a wealth of experience and is highly accomplished having worked at a senior level for numerous international organisations in the UK and USA. Robert holds professional qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in addition to his BA in Accounting and Finance.

Solon Mardapittas, Chief Technical Officer

Solon Mardapittas, Chief Technical Officer

Solon oversees all product development, existing product optimisation, technical issues and R&D,which encompasses numerous engineering disciplines, from large scale power engineering and design to micro scale engineering such as PCB design. Solon holds a Masters in Chemistry, which includes research projects in organic electronics, and is also a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Directors.

Alastair Morris Chief Commercial Officer

Alastair Morris, Chief Commercial Officer

Alastair joined the Powerstar board in March 2021 as Chief Commercial Officer. He brings broad commercial and marketing experience from both corporate and SME engineering businesses, which have taken him to live and work in Italy and the USA. Alastair has engineering degrees from Cambridge and Cranfield Universities and is a non-executive director of the South Yorkshire Manufacturing and International Trade Forums. He was named 2019 Sheffield Business Person of the Year.


Ian Parker

Ian Parker, Chairman

Ian is an experienced commercially orientated Chairman who has led a variety of SME engineering and manufacturing businesses through growth, change and improvement for corporate, family and private equity owners. He brings a collaborative approach to successful business leadership, guiding management teams and engaging with key business stakeholders, customers and third parties at all levels to deliver sustainable business outcomes.



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