Meet the Directors

Romax is founded on talented people, including a senior leadership team that is 100% focused on delivering for our customers.

Dr. Peter Poon MBE

Founder and President

 

A world-leading expert on rolling bearings, Dr. Poon founded Romax Technology Ltd in 1989 and has worked alongside the world's leading transmission and engineering companies, providing high value consulting services and developing bespoke software solutions. Formerly Head of Engineering of R&D at a leading bearing company, an independent consultant for mechanical engineering and expert witness, he has advised government on industrial policy in the UK and for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), later becoming an adviser to the Korean government.

Dr Poon has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Bristol University and holds a research fellowship at Cambridge University.

Andy Poon

Andy Poon

Chief Executive Officer

 

Andy played a key role in driving Romax's year-on-year growth, which led to the company receiving a Queen's Award for International Trade in both 2005 and 2009. CEO since 2013, previous roles included Head of InSight serving the wind energy sector, and Software and Engineering Product Manager roles dealing with gearbox noise, vibration and harshness issues for the automotive and wind sectors. Joining Romax in 1992 as a software engineer, he played a central role in developing our flagship RomaxDESIGNER software.

A sub-committee member of the IEC 61400-22 Wind Turbine Certification Advisory Council, Andy studied Computer Sciences & Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Xiaobing Hu

Xiaobing Hu 

Chief Commercial Officer

 

Xiaobing manages our global sales, marketing, and engineering services delivery through a team of country heads in each territory. He is responsible for driving our sales and profit as well as improving the global customer experience and building global strategic accounts. He has an excellent track record in efficient delivery in firstly the Global Drivetrain Business Unit and more recently the Asia Pacific Region. He serves as Chief Commercial Officer since September 2015, with previous roles including VP - Asia Pacific, Global Director for Drivetrain BU, Business Development Director for Wind BU, and Regional Director for China.

As a Gates Scholar, Xiaobing obtained his PhD degree in Materials Science from University of Cambridge, with previous degrees in Materials Science & Engineering, and Computer Science from Tsinghua University, Beijing.

Dan Poon

Dan Poon 

Head of Strategic Alliances and Partners

 

Dan graduated from University in 1988: and a year later Romax Technology was formed. 

In operational roles, Dan managed the Indian and Chinese regional operations, each during critical periods in their development, whilst overseeing international trade between these two regions. Dan’s current role is Head of Strategic Alliances and Partners.

Previous experience includes building derivatives trading systems for financial markets. Dan has a Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Bristol.

John Behrendt

Non-Executive Director

 

John joined Eight Roads (formerly Moonray Investors) in an advisory capacity in January 2013 working on the energy portfolio before also taking responsibility for Eight Roads’ healthcare assets. With a background in finance, the majority of John's career has been spent in the tech sector where he has operated in CFO, COO and CEO positions.

He has successfully exited two venture backed fabless chip businesses in the last decade; Alphamosaic Limited in 2004 and Frontier Silicon Limited in 2012.

Mark Wells

Chairman

 

An experienced senior executive in software and services, Mark built and sold two successful software businesses as their CEO, one valued at US$160m. Prior to this, he held senior positions in several corporations: VP Continental Europe and UK Managing Director for Dun & Bradstreet Software, and Sales and Marketing Director for both Software AG and Ingres Inc.

He has a BSc in Electronic Engineering from the University of Bath and an MBA from Cranfield University.

James Lowther

James Lowther

Non-Executive Director

 

James joined Eight Roads in January 2010 and was responsible for developing and executing an energy sector investment strategy that ultimately led to the investment in Romax Technology.

Prior to Eight Roads, James spent 9 years in a senior strategy consulting role with Capgemini working across a number of sectors including, mobile, media, oil & gas and retail. James’ early career was in operational and finance roles with Marks & Spencer plc.