meet the team

My strong, deeply held, conviction is that the ultimate success
of a business is down to one thing and one thing only.

Success is a direct reflection of the commitment, professionalism
and talent of every single person who works within it.

Jeremy Mogford – RTLS Chairman
   
  1. Peter Milton
    Peter is the Managing Director of RTLS and an organic chemist having worked for Unilever. After some years as a policeman and working in sales, he built a new free newspaper group and was production director for 18 years. He ran three print plants, five typesetting departments and 38 newspaper titles with responsibility for over 430 staff. Based on his experiences, in 1992 he founded a company that developed systems able to send production information through very basic dial up modems and used low powered PCs. After 25 years of continuous development the monitoring systems in RTLS now operate seamlessly with wireless sensors, incredible amounts of computer processing with hosted servers, real time remote reporting and mobile apps on all devices. Companies can now manage every aspect of business from end to end - around the clock and around the world. Pete Milton is justifiably proud that the RTLS team has delivered all components needed to deliver an ‘Industrial Internet Of Things’ system which really does work literally around the clock and around the world. He says as an engineer and a petrol head it has been great fun and a real challenge to push the limits of technology and see it on the live screens.
  2. Martin Simpson
    Martin joined RTLS on May 1 2013 as a Business Development Manager. He came from The Coca-Cola Company where he had served for 27 years in a number of roles including Senior Operations Manager for the Middle East where he lived in Bahrain for a period of time. He gained excellent Planning and Operational Skills as well as Customer Relations which are being used today at RTLS with our current clients. Martin enjoys travelling and playing sports especially tennis and golf. He lives in Surrey with his partner
  3. Dr Paul Delooze
    Paul joined RTLS in September 2005 to focus on R&D into Active RFID devices for asset tracking, wireless sensors and retail in the ISM band, delivering a proprietary patented ultra low power ISM band system in 2007. The first Active RFID solution was for the in house requirement of tracking and tracing of Al cores for the paper industry, further applications included vehicle and trailer tracking within logistics and enabling on vehicle asset reading and delivery allocation using the propriety technology and mobile Active RFID readers. Paul’s current focus as RFID Technical Manager is on incorporating ultra low power methods of achieving extended read ranges, location granularity and energy harvesting using emerging standards and technology, through interval developments and collaboration. Additionally, Paul finds the time to demonstrate and present on topics such as IoT, IIoT, wireless standards, and collaborate in design and innovation projects with government and academic schemes. Paul was born and educated in Plymouth, receiving national awards in design and technology before studying Electrical and Electronics Engineering focusing on embedded coding with microcontroller design and continued his academic career receiving a Ph.D. with a thesis entitled Magnetic Field Sensor Utilizing Magneto Impedance in Thin Film multilayers as well as presenting papers internationally.
  4. Chris Mortimer
    Chris lives in Tonbridge, but grew up in Strood. He joined RTLS in November 2014 as is responsible for software and hardware development in support of the company’s patented wireless sensoring technology. His aim was to pursue a career in motor sport engineering, but was correctly steered towards an electronics and software by his course lecturer. After college he worked three plus years at a small Gillingham-based software and web development company before an IT friend pointed Chris’s cursor at RTLS and hasn’t looked back since. His hobbies include PC Gaming, Vehicle Maintenance and repair, Designing and building custom PC’s, 3D Modelling and 3D printing, Wood and metal working and Electronics design.
  5. Andy Hodges
    Andrew is Engineering Manager at RTLS having joined the company as an Engineering Technician in 2010. He qualified as an electrician when he was eighteen, becoming a director of his own electrical company with a small team of employees. After gaining experience locally he migrated to building management systems in and around London with his team. In 2007 Andrew made a career move and began working within the Agricultural Industry. During this time he gained a knowledge and passion for machinery and engineering. He used this opportunity to develop a practical approach to problem solving which he now uses daily within his role at RTLS. Andrew relishes continuous development and enjoys new challenges. In his spare time he is fond of “upcycling”. He has also amassed a collection of drones and model aeroplanes. Andrews’s main passion is his food blog and experimenting with culinary delights. Andrew was born in Cornwall, moving to Ashford when he was ten. He now resides in Maidstone with his wife and their two daughters.
  6. Justin Farr
    Justin joined RTLS in 1993 as a System Technician not long after the company was founded, he progressed through the ranks becoming Technical Director in 1996 and later becoming Chief Technology Officer (Operations). Justin has worked closely with Peter Milton over the 20+ years to build the STRAQ software platform used within the business for most projects. STRAQ has evolved over the years from the initial Excel based reporting system, to visual basic based applications to the current web based form in today’s version. Initially starting off in the Printing and Publishing sectors where RTLS still have a market leading platform for monitoring Newsprint through the majority of the National Newspapers, and nowadays moving into monitoring of returnable transport items in a variety of sectors. Justin now takes more of a project management role as Hosted Software Development Executive to ensure the STRAQ platform is developed on time and meets client expectations along the way. Justin enjoys watching Rugby and follows his local team Worcester Warriors. Justin and his wife are kept very busy with his two active young daughters.
  7. Terry Parry
    Terry Parry is an experienced paper industry professional with nearly 40 years technical and marketing knowledge. He held various roles with leading paper manufacturers prior to joining the UPM subsidiary, Shotton Paper Company in 1986 (now UPM Shotton). His career included Director of Technical Services and Development, Director of Customer Services Development and Director of Marketing. He joined UPM's Sales Company in 1999 as Technical Director and held the post of Head of Technical Sales for the Newspaper Publisher Segment from Jan 2009 until retirement in June 2016. He has presented widely on paper and print related topics including Newsprint, Recyclable Cores and Radio Frequency Technology. Terry is a graduate in Metallurgy and holds a Masters Degree in Materials Technology. His role at RTLS is within Business Development and is based at Chester and North Wales.
  8. Paul Mottershead
    Paul lives in the Northwest of England with 3 grown up sons and 1 grandson. He was educated at Kings Grammar School Macclesfield, and on leaving school served a 4 year apprenticeship and qualified in mechanical engineering. He left engineering to work in the family haulage business where he worked for 23 years, the last 11 years running his own business with several employees. He sold the business in 2004 to work for RFTraq ltd (now RTLS Ltd) managing the re-usable core operations in Haydock and then Dundee upon relocation of the core operation. Paul spends the majority of his time at customer sites, installing monitoring equipment and RFID systems. Outside of work, his time is spent rebuilding and restoring motorcycles, riding in classic trials, enduro events and clay pigeon shooting.
  9. Julian Streeter
    Julian joined RTLS to help develop the business. He’s an experienced operator in his field who has spent most of his working life in the Retail and Distribution sectors. After leaving University he joined J Sainsbury’s as a Retail Management trainee, before moving to Safeway and then onto Dairy Farm of Hong Kong working in South East Asia for four years. On his return to the UK, Julian joined the Pharmaceutical Wholesaler UniChem Ltd (now Alliance Healthcare) where for 10 years he served on the Board as Operations Director. More recently he joined Palmer & Harvey McLane Ltd (P&H) as Operations Director and was part of the team that completed the management buyout (MBO) of the business in 2008. P&H are the largest delivered Wholesaler in the UK and Julian’s role as Operations Director was to ensure the successful delivery of goods and services to its diverse customer base, as well as his strategic role as a Board Member. Julian has an MBA from Manchester Business School.
  10. Rod Swan
    Rod started his career as an apprentice with GPO Telephones before progressing into private industry. He was one of the first recipients of a B.A Degree from the Open University. His interest in electronics led to a career in computers during which he created industry firsts for programs for the digital simulation and testing of circuits boards which were developed further by Silicon Valley, CA. for Large Scale Integrated Circuits. Rod started his own company in 1989 to supply a SCADA program to Mitsubishi Electric which they then marketed worldwide as their primary Man/Machine interface for their industrial controllers. It was through this venture that Rod and Peter Milton first met and joined forces in 1993, when Peter needed ‘just one more feature’ in that program. Together with Justin Farr, this partnership has continued and grown into what is now known as RTLS. His interests are driving his tractor around his farm with a GPS tag tracking his progress and Pink Floyd playing in his hearing aid, tending the horses, fixing fences and topping the fields to enable the family to enjoy riding their horses, and for his grandchildren to ride their quad bikes and fly their kites.
  11. Richard Starkey
    A very successful, commercially and strategically minded, senior business leader, delivering value via developing, managing and continually improving new business areas and multi-disciplinary teams across a variety of different technology areas in a variety of market segments. In addition Richard has extensive experience of major business change (company sale, merger, acquisition and transformation). Educated at Loughborough University and employed by BP, National Grid and Arqiva before setting up Caparra Technologies and then joining RTLS to take IoT from a great idea to reality for our customers.
  12. Frans Brouwer
    Frans started his career in mid 1970s as a wholesaler and importer in textiles in the Benelux Countries. He later focused upon export for a Dutch company ID Systems before starting his own company mid-1990s working with the US company Checkpoint Security with market responsibility for France. Frans later started up a subsidiary for the Dutch company Nedap in France. With his own companies, EAS Warehouse and Tag Control, Frans has more than 20 yrs. experience within the Electronic Article Surveillance Industry including production, marketing and sales of EAS products. Frans is a natural entrepreneur who strongly identifies, develops and explores market opportunities with a profound knowledge and experience of the key areas of international business and sales management. He combines fine analytical skills with pragmatic execution. He is a strong strategic thinker with organisational expertise and strong customer focus. Frans was educated in the Netherlands in international business and economics and is based in Brussels, Rotterdam and in the South of France, Avignon. His role within RTLS is Business Development with emphasis upon new markets in Europe.