Who Are We, Meet the Team

Andy Cogbill – President, Skorchtek LLC, USA

Andy cut his teeth as a network engineer but quickly found himself moving into the world of dynamics and vibration testing with Grand Rapids based Vibration Research, working with vibration controller and analyser solutions.

During his 12 year period with VR Andy developed a unique and powerful mix of both technical knowledge in addition to International sales and business experience. As International Sales Manager, Andy travelled the world and embraced the diverse and often unique cultural differences of doing business in Europe and Asia.
In 2017 a desire to hang up his International wings, Andy formed Skorchtek LLC and also took on the North American Sales responsibility of IMV Corp. As part of his development of Skorchtek he was successful in establishing a fully accredited ISO17025 (A2LA) accelerometer calibration facility, which continues to grow in demand.

Neill Ovenden – Managing Director, Kemo Limited, UK

Neill joined Kemo Ltd in 2022 after the purchase of the company by Engineering Scientific Instrumentation Group where he is also the Chief Executive Officer.

He has a long engineering and company management experience having worked in Defence, Automotive, Electronics and Aerospace sectors within the test, development and manufacturing fields. After a move into technical sales and marketing with Data Physics Corp., m+p international and LMS International (Siemens) he finally moved on to start his own consultancy business in 2007, NDO Consultants Ltd, where he remains as Managing Director.
As a consultant he was able to follow his passion of education committment for the next generation of test and development engineers whilst also passing on his mixed technical and commercial experience to clients requiring engineering, sales and marketing experience.

In 2012 Neill took over as Managing Director of DJB Instruments (UK) Ltd where he worked for over 9 years taking the business forward with new branding and a strong global presence. This work also included expansive re-engineering of products and manufacturing processes.

After leaving DJB in 2021 to focus on his consultancy and training work he developed plans for ESIG alongside Donna Ovenden, plans which came to fruition in the latter part of 2021 and into 2022.