Established in 1987, Ampetronic are innovators in the full range of induction loop / hearing loop systems and assistive listening technologies, working as specialists in the field for 30 years. Passionate advocates for technology solutions that improve the lives of those with hearing loss, we design, manufacture and promote loop systems around the world.
The business was founded by Leon Pieters, a highly skilled engineer and local preacher. Seeing the need to communicate the spoken word to those in his church community he set to work on developing high quality loop technologies, systems that really made a difference.
Leon founded Ampetronic in 1987 and pioneered many new technologies and applications for induction loop systems. He was a passionate believer in providing equality of access to services and made a major impact on the adoption of high quality assistive listening technology solutions in the UK and around the world.
Ampetronic has continued to innovate throughout its history, bringing to market key new technologies in current drive, phase shift arrays, measurement systems, software analysis and other key technologies.
We believe that if it will not help, don’t do it! Too many companies will sell boxes to customers that want to tick a compliance box, but in effect provide no benefit at all to the end user.
We believe strongly that we are responsible for the reputation of loop systems, and will protect this by only selling where we believe the systems are put to appropriate use. For example we do not advocate the use of portable desktop loops. While they can work, experience shows that a high proportion fail due to poor training or poor specification, or just lack of thought about what benefit is required.
Loops are systems and the whole system matters. We offer help to all those who specify, design, install, use and maintain loop systems. Any weak part of the chain and the system will not work as it should, resulting in the users not receiving a benefit. In particular, we ensure our customers and the owners of loop systems understand the very important need for system planning and good loop layout design. We have the materials and design tools to support the planning activities of our customers or on their behalf.
Selling boxes is a sure way to end up with a large proportion of failing loops that do not meet operational standards or the needs of the users.
Loops can be simple, but also simple to get wrong. Far too many systems fail through lack of basic knowledge and training. We choose not to invest heavily in sales and marketing, but to invest in education at every level of the chain.
Owner and Managing Director, 2004 to present
Julian is an Engineering graduate from Cambridge University and has an MBA from INSEAD...
Julian is an engineering graduate from Cambridge University and has an MBA from INSEAD. He joined Ampetronic in 2004 to strengthen the management team while Ampetronic expanded rapidly into new markets.
Julian's vision, drive and acumen are instrumental to the success of Ampetronic, both as a company and as developers of world leading assistive listening solutions. He has been actively promoting equal access legislation, and induction loop technology, globally, for well over a decade.
Commercial Director, 2012 to present
Martin has a wealth of expertise in the management of technology based manufacturing, distribution and service businesses in...
Martin has a wealth of expertise in the management of technology based manufacturing, distribution and service businesses in Europe, Middle East and Latin America. He is an enthusiastic and motivational individual who adds value to all stages of the business process and utilises his strong IT skills to deliver business winning and cost saving solutions.
Martin is a strategic thinker with the vision to identify market opportunities and to help structure the business to meet market needs. His ‘can-do’ attitude inspires Ampetronic’s teams, whilst his prudent financial management consistently delivers above budgeted results.
Technical Director, 1996 to present
Russell started his career with Ampetronic as a development engineer in 1996, after completing a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering...
Russell joined Ampetronic in 1996, after completing a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nottingham University. He has over 20 years.experience of developing class leading technology and solutions for assistive listening.
Russell is a UK representative for IEC TC29 committee on Electroacoustics, and plays a prominent role in the development of standards related to induction loop systems. A keen musician, sport & technology enthusiast, but most of all a problem solver, Russell has some empathy with the hearing impaired as he experiences minor hearing loss in one ear; however his motivation for working within the industry is really to help people to communicate by providing great products and services.
Head of Business Development, 2019
Sam joined Ampetronic in 2013, initially as a system design engineer working closely with partners and distributors across Europe, Middle East and North America...
Sam studied Broadcast Sound Design (BA) at Ravensbourne College. Once qualified Sam undertook freelance audio projects ranging from corporate events, live music, theatre productions and sporting events.
Sam joined Ampetronic in 2013, initially as a system design engineer working closely with partners and distributors across Europe, Middle East and North America. In 2019, after progressing through a variety of different roles, Sam moved into his current position as Head of Business Development.
When not working, Sam can be found sound designing local theatre productions and exploring new cultures.
Technical Support Manager, 2019
Chris started out in the audio industry in 2006. After completing a BSc (Hons) degree in Music Production and...
Chris started out in the audio industry in 2006. After completing a BSc (Hons) degree in Music Production and initially working as an in-house engineer at music venues around Nottinghamshire, Chris advanced to Assistant Technical Manager of a group venues managing up to 2000 head capacity in Nottingham, Bristol and London. During this time Chris provided oversight for a large team of engineers and management of high end audio equipment. Chris joined Ampetronic in 2014 as a System Design Engineer. He spent the next 4 years developing his expertise in the design and support of assistive listening systems before moving on to lead the support team in 2019.
Interim Finance Director, 2020
Alex joined Ampetronic in July 2020 and is responsible for all financial aspects of the business along with management of our warehouse and supply chain...
Alex joined Ampetronic in July 2020 and is responsible for all financial aspects of the business along with management of our warehouse and supply chain. He is a qualified management accountant with over 15 years’ experience largely gained within the builder’s merchant sector. A proven financial leader, Alex has a wide skill base that stretches beyond a strong financial core, encompassing strategic planning and execution, operational management, and demand planning. He is commercially aware and is always looking to engage beyond the numbers to help drive profitable growth.