GJD – An AVA Group company
Meet the Team
With a world class team to support you GJD has you and your business covered.
We are incredibly proud of our team at GJD Manufacturing Ltd.
We are habitual innovators, it’s in our blood. Security is at the heart of all we do; GJD understands that you’re putting your reputation on the line when you recommend and install one of our presence detectors, illuminators or ANPR systems. We’re the most reliable choice you can make.
Based in Heywood, Greater Manchester, we have over 32 years’ experience in the security industry. We take great pride in developing new, innovative designs; utilising the latest technology and implementing state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques.
Meet the team
Our team is comprised of passionate individuals who are all striving to the same lofty goals.
With over 30 years of expertise in high-tech product development within military, security, and safety sectors, Dr. Rod brings a wealth of experience. Formerly CTO at Metrasens Ltd, he spearheaded the creation of innovative ferromagnetic-based metal detector technologies. As VP Products at Smiths Detection, Rod shaped product strategy, oversaw substantial development initiatives, and managed significant supply contracts.
Keith has a BSc (Hons) degree in Physical Electronics and a post graduate MSc in Optoelectronics, specialising in IR lasers and particle light scattering. He has over twenty five years experience in the Fire and Security industry. Also, five year’s experience working in South Korea for LG Electronics. In his spare time he enjoys restoring MG sports cars and photography.
Chris initially started on a two-month temporary role in 1988 and he is the longest serving member of staff. His technical background in electronics, research skills, computer proficiency and security knowledge has made him an integral part of the company. Chris has had a variety of roles within the R&D department, including taking new product ideas, creating the design, building prototype units and testing.
Gary joined GJD in 2018 as a Technical Support Advisor. He has worked in the security industry for over 22 years and has extensive experience in the design, installation and maintenance of GJD’s security equipment. Previously, Gary had an internal technical sales role at a global security company. This included training internal sales teams across Europe and South Africa. He has also worked in a variety of technical leadership roles for the NSI, Bafe and SSAIB accredited security installation companies.
Ben is GJD’s regional UK Sales Manager for North England, Ireland, and Scotland. Ben has many years of experience in the security industry. Previously working as a sales engineer for one of the largest security distributors in the industry. He has also worked in the security installation sector, helping customers design solutions from initial concept to completion. He has a keen eye for detail and is able to use his expertise and product knowledge to specify robust perimeter protection solutions.
Stephen serves as a key link between the customer, external sales team, purchasing, production and finance. As one of the longest serving members of staff, he started with the company in a temporary sales role when it was based in Bolton and stayed with GJD when it relocated to its current site at Heywood. Stephen furthered his qualification from a HND to upper second-class degree in Business Studies. He is an excellent team player and is crucial to the success of the company.