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 MardapittasDr 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.


Stuart CleggStuart Clegg, Chief Commercial Officer

Stuart Clegg has been the Chief Commerical Officer at Powerstar since his appointment to the board in 2008. An expert of electrical engineering with over 30 years of experience in the field both in the UK and internationally, Stuart is also a HNC holder in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.


Lee HudsonLee Hudson, Chief Operating Officer

Lee Hudson is the Chief Operating Officer at Powerstar; he joined Powerstar in April 2015 and was appointed to the board in October 2015, a highly accomplished corporate executive with a wealth of experience in Operations and Business Management. Lee holds a Masters degree in Business Management from the Manchester Metropolitan University.


Robert MacklinRobert 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 MardapittasSolon 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.


Chris Hall, Managing Director, Bromsgrove

Chris Hall is the Managing Director of the Bromsgrove facility. Chris possesses a vast knowledge and experience of transformers and understands the challenges customers face with HV infrastructure. He founded, grew and developed Bromsgrove Winding Services Ltd for over 20 years before its acquisition in 2017 when he became a board member of Powerstar. Chris holds a HND in Electrical Engineering.


Stephen HepplewhiteStephen Hepplewhite, Chairman

Stephen Hepplewhite has been the non-executive chairman at Powerstar since his appointment to the board in 2014. Stephen brings vast experience to the role as he has sat on the board of a wide range of PLC and private companies in the UK and abroad.


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