Meet The Team.

  • David Linnitt

    David Linnitt


    Consultant Managing Director, recruited originally to help both sides, finally securing an (MBO) Management Buy Out in 2019 for the four current Directors.

    Working under a new single ERP system further developed the three separate companies; Transpower Drives, BL Pneumatics, and Apple Gears.

    More recently creating a modern website, complete with an e-commerce web-shop.

    Gained membership of the IADA Group, and in turn became a member of the TROY Group.

    Previously having worked in the MRO Tools sector, initially as a Branch Manager, Regional Manager, and then Sales Director.

    Eventually becoming World Distribution Manager, and later Director of Operations Europe in a Worldwide Group.

  • Ian Tilley

    Ian Tilley


    My name is Ian Tilley, I have been working at Transpower Drives for 34 Years. Before that, I worked in the motor trade for 9 Years. So I have been on the service side of business since leaving school. This means that I understand the need for a high level of customer service,

    My hobbies include watching rugby as my playing days are well behind me now and walking with my wife and dog.

  • Cliff Linnitt

    Cliff Linnitt


    My Name is Cliff Linnitt, I have worked for Transpower Drives for over 35 Years. I have been the Engineering Manager of Apple for most of these, two years ago I was asked to join the New Board of Directors,

    Outside work I have many hobbies and interests, including working on my car, a classic Hillman Imp.

  • Steven Pinnock

    Steven Pinnock


    I have worked for TPD for 29 years and soon after I was promoted to Supervisor and then to a Manager. Two years ago I joined the new board of directors.

    I have been involved in front line customer service all my working life and know that customer satisfaction is of paramount importance.

    Outside of work I enjoy gardening, travel, dining out and socialising with family and friends. Sport nowadays is predominantly watching in preference to participation.

  • Martin Watson

    Martin Watson


    I have been with the Transpower Group for over 30 years, in this time I have seen it grow and mature in the products and services we can offer while keeping the original ethos of serving our customers with solutions to both their every day and bespoke needs. In my spare time, I enjoy being active outside & spending time with my family and friends, especially if it involves a BBQ, firepit and a beer! my christian faith is at the heart of my home & work life.

  • Paul Kenyon

    Paul Kenyon

    Web Site Admin - BL Pneumatics & Transpower Drives

    My name is Paul Kenyon, I have worked for the Transpower Drives Group for Over 24 Years, I started as a customer and was asked to join the team. In my spare time, i Like going to motor sport events such as the British Touring Cars and the British Grand Prix. I also have a love of all things tech and computers.

  • Tony Knowles

    Tony Knowles

    Office Manager - Internal Sales - Transpower Drives

    I have been with the company for 21 years.

    Hobbies include Lawn Bowls, Golf and following Arsenal FC.

  • John Summers

    John Summers

    Stores Manager- Internal Sales - Transpower Drives

    I joined the company back in 2014, starting with the team in the stores. I have since developed my role within the company being involved on the trade counter and working very closely with the busy sales office. Recently I’ve become stores manager and hope to continue the growth of the company in the future. Whilst not working I’m kept busy with my two young children, Arthur and Edie.

  • Denise Holliday

    Denise Holliday

    Internal Sales BL Pneumatics

    My name is Denise, I have worked for BL Pneumatics/ Transpower Drives for 3 years, I do all of the export quoting and the general day to day running of BL.

    Outside work I like to travel with my husband,

  • Melanie Bowling

    Melanie Bowling

    Internal Sales - Administration - Transpower Drives

    Hi, my name is Melanie (Mel) and I have been working for Transpower Drives for 8 Years in an internal sales position & assisting with deliveries. Outside of work I like to keep fit with lots of walking & play competitive badminton regularly. I also enjoy reading and holidays abroad.

  • Margaret Linnitt

    Margaret Linnitt

    Administration Apple Gears

    My name is Margaret Linnitt, ( Better known as YODA ) and yes I'm married to Cliff Linnitt the engineering manager of Apple Gears, I have worked for Transpower / Apple Gears for over 35 Years, my job here entails me inputting the orders and all the admin involved with this. I also do most of the booking out and chasing the work through the workshop, when needed.


  • Craig Dilley

    Craig Dilley

    Quality Control - Inspection - Apple Gears

  • Andy McPeak

    Andy McPeak

    CAD - Quoting Apple Gears

    My name is Andy McPeak. I have been working at Transpower for two and a half years. My role within the company is CAD draughtsman and machining estimator. I have previously worked in the aerospace industry.

    When I’m not at work I like to rock out with my band ‘The 4 Non-Johns’. I also collect guitars and amplifiers.

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