Meet the team



Rob Oakley is Chairman and owner of Flexible Machining Systems.

As a true entrepreneur Rob acquired Flexible Machining Systems in 2014, merging it with an existing machining business MES, has established a precision engineering company with a reputation for exceptional quality and service.


Managing Director

John has over 30 years’ experience in mechanical engineering John was appointed Managing Director of Flexible Machining Systems in 2014, and since that time the company has grown significantly.


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 selling it in 2009 Andy managed MES, a 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.


Accounts and Office Manager (Read more)

With over 30 years’ experience in accounts and office administration, Lisa worked within the construction and automotive industries before joining Flexible Machining Systems in 2004.

In 2018 Lisa was promoted to Flexible’s Accounts and Office Manager and is responsible for overseeing the administrative and accounts operations of the business, managing and supporting a small team in their day to day duties.

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