Meet the team


Chairman (Read more)

Rob Oakley is Chairman of the Mecmesin Group of companies, originally formed in 1977. Mecmesin is an abbreviation of Mechanical Measuring Instruments, the name of the pre-existing company which Robert’s father, Jim Oakley, an accomplished design engineer started in 1974. As a true entrepreneur Rob has successfully pursued a strategy of globalisation with Mecmesin companies established in the UK, USA, France, Germany, Thailand and China. Diversification with the acquisition of Flexible Machining Systems in 2014, merging it with Mecmesin Ltd’s existing machining business Mecmesin Engineering Services, has established a precision engineering company with a reputation for exceptional quality and service.



Managing Director (Read more)

John has over 30 years’ experience in mechanical engineering, and since joining Mecmesin Ltd in 1988 has held a number of key senior management roles within the company including: Applications Engineering Manager, UK Sales Director, and Business Development Director. John was appointed Managing Director of Mecmesin Ltd in 2005, and since that time the company has grown significantly to include the high quality precision machining services offered by Flexible Machining Systems Ltd.



Production & Procurement Manager
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Clive began his career as a trainee toolmaker with Metal Components Ltd in Shoreham, and also worked as Production/Purchasing Controller for Drey Precision Ltd. He has been with Flexible Machining Systems since the company started trading in 1982, and brings this experience and expertise to his current role as Production and Procurement Manager. He controls all purchasing, manufacture and logistics to ensure that machined parts are made on time to the highest standards, providing excellence and value for money whether a one-off order, a scheduled call-off, Kanban, JIT or direct line feed.



Business Development Manager (Read more)

With over 35 years’ experience in mechanical engineering, Andy began his career as an Apprentice Toolmaker with Ronson Products Ltd, before working as a machinist for engineering companies manufacturing parts for the oil and gas industry. He subsequently set up his own business, which he ran for 21 years. After it was acquired by Mecmesin in 2009 Andy managed Mecmesin Engineering Services, Mecmesin’s original precision machining business, and the subsequent merger with Flexible Machining Systems. In his current role as Business Development Manager, he is committed to developing closer relationships with our customers so we can provide them with high quality, reliable machined components to meet their exact requirements.



Operations / Quality Manager (Read more)

Gary has over 40 years’ experience in mechanical engineering within the automotive, electronics and plastics moulding industries. In September 2016 Gary was promoted to manage overall operations as well his previous remit for ensuring Quality Management System (QMS) compliance. Quality is at the core of the FMS business model so Gary’s promotion to overseeing operations was a logical extension of his existing role. He is a qualified lead auditor and a six-sigma black belt.


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