John Shelton holds an Honours degree in Acoustical Engineering, and a Masters degree in Sound & Vibration Studies, from ISVR in Southampton. After a short time developing loudspeakers at Goodmans, he joined Bruel & Kjaer UK as an area sales engineer. Over the nine years that followed, he specialised in sound intensity and source location techniques, as well as managing technical sales across the UK.
Two years at Brüel & Kjœr in Denmark gave him experience in VXI-based virtual instrumentation, and whetted his appetite for software measurement solutions, taking responsibility for worldwide sales & marketing. Founding AcSoft in 1994, with many international contacts becoming suppliers and friends, the company has now developed to become one of the leading players in the UK noise & vibration instrumentation market.
A sister company, Svantek UK, was also formed in 2011 to expand the market for this high quality range of hand-held instruments. John is an active member of the Institute of Acoustics, and sits on several national committees and working groups on measurement & instrumentation. A keen racing dinghy sailor, John has won several National & European titles on the water, and is also a keen flat-earth audiophile.
Paul has extensive experience in the health, safety and environmental technology marketplaces across Europe, Asia and the Americas, and spent over ten years as Managing Director of one of the world’s most successful health, safety and environmental monitoring instrumentation companies.
He specialises in helping businesses grow into exciting new areas and has a proven track record in helping European-based businesses expand internationally and American and Asian businesses grow within Europe.
Paul also has wide-ranging experience of working with the UK government, having led an environmental trade mission for UK trade and investment to Taiwan in 2007 and the first of a new series of trade missions to China initiated by the Prime Minister in 2008. He also chaired an international working group for the Environmental Industry Commission (EIC). In 2006, Paul was a guest at Buckingham Palace at a reception for members of the UK scientific community.
He holds an honours degree in physics, an HND in electronics and a diploma in mathematics.
Claire has worked in technical sales for over 20 years and has been with Svantek UK since it was formed in early 2011. She has gained a vast experience in the Svantek product line and its many applications.