Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

The Allied Filter Systems sales and management team is responsible for fulfilling all aspects of the company’s operations and setting out and implementing our strategic goals. From producing products to the highest possible quality through to providing our customers with exceptional customer service, account management and technical advice, our team draws upon many years of expertise and experience to keep Allied Filter Systems at the forefront of the liquid filtration industry.

Our close-knit team is dedicated not only to meeting the demands of customers who rely on our filtration technologies, but for making sure we maintain our collaborative and enthusiastic working culture.

Managing Director

Daniel Thompson

Dan joined the company in 1996 after attaining an MA in Chemistry from University College, Oxford, having completed research in the field of surface chemistry.

Dan has the overall responsibility of leading a highly successful and motivated team, ensuring the company’s growth is in line with the strategic direction and core values of the business. His passion and enthusiasm for the business, its products, suppliers and customers continues to drive the business forward with new innovative ideas for the future.

Dan says that the highlight of his career so far was to have the honour of meeting Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace in 2012 when the company won a Queen’s award for Enterprise.

In his spare time, Dan loves travelling around the world with his family and is currently in the final stages of training to fulfil a lifelong ambition to be a private pilot.

Commercial and Technical Director

Chris Thompson

Chris joined Allied Filter Systems after graduating in chemistry from University College, Oxford in 1999. The role of Commercial and Technical Director provides Chris a platform for him to combine his two great professional passions – becoming a technical expert in liquid filtration and driving business growth. Over the years, Chris has been involved with product and market development, sales and marketing techniques and strategy, manufacturing techniques and processes, recruitment and development of some incredibly talented individuals, business acquisition and infrastructure development to name but a few.

Chris is a keen musician playing both the piano and the guitar, he is a 1st Kyu in Shotokan karate and also a keen Manchester United supporter.

Head of Sales and Marketing

Chris Heald

Chris joined the company as Head of Sales & Marketing in 2018 and brings with him a wealth of experience in liquid filtration across many different types of products and industries. As an enthusiastic, driven and successful Sales Manager, Chris is responsible for overseeing the growth of our business globally as we reach out to new customers and new territories to repeat and build on our success to date. Through effective management of our sales team, Chris will help drive the business forward ensuring that we continue to provide customised solutions and excellent service to both existing and new customers.

Outside of work Chris has a passion for sport, notably football and golf, and enjoys spending time travelling the world with his family.

Sales Director

Peter Yates

Peter joined Allied in 1995 initially as a sales engineer for the UK market and has been a valued and key member of our team throughout his time with us. Peter’s influence on the company lead to him being promoted to the board in 1997. The new business developed during his early years with us gave the company a solid foundation to build from, introducing our products to a broad range of customers from process industries such as chemical, petrochemical, inks, dyes, food, coatings, predominantly to end users but also to distributors. Now approaching his 25th year with us, in addition to several years previous experience in the filtration business, Peter has built up an extensive knowledge across a large range of products from our core products such as liquid filter bags, cartridges and vessels through to complimentary items such as dust and air filtration.

Sales Manager Scandinavia

Kent Persson

Kent is responsible for our business in Scandinavia and has over 20 years’ experience in filtration. He has built some long lasting relationships that have been mutually beneficial to Allied Filter Systems and our customers, some of which have driven product development, product optimisation and ultimately production savings and efficiencies. Kent has a real entrepreneurial spirit and will look to assist customers wherever possible when it comes to filtration, primarily with a focus on the products that we manufacture in house but he is also willing to help on complimentary filtration products that he has experience in working with. His commitment is always to working closely with customers and making a difference to them and their processes.

Kent’s hobbies include cross country skiing, ice hockey and sailing for which he has won several awards competing in numerous events across Europe.

Export Account Manager

Catherine Challal

Catherine is of French origin and joined the company in September 2016 having worked for more than 15 years as a main contact to customers in a variety of businesses including the tyre, decoration and paint industry.  Her enthusiastic approach to business and attention to detail make her a highly valued member of our sales team.

Catherine is responsible for developing some of our export markets such as France, Benelux, Switzerland, Africa, North America, Middle East as well as other new markets, working with distributors, OEM’s and end users in the process industry.

During her spare time, she enjoys traveling and reading.

Account Manager

Elsa Mota

Elsa joined Allied at the start of 2018 bringing over a decade of customer management experience. Combining her strong personality with an excellent product knowledge, she successfully manages key customer accounts in both the UK and export territories by developing close relationships that lead to both repeat and new business. Our customers and the company benefit from her dedication.

With an education in marketing she has also brought new ideas and contributed to our digital marketing strategy that will be of great benefit to the company moving forward. Elsa is multi lingual and travels throughout Europe to support the needs of the business and, most importantly, our customers.

Engineering Manager

Paul Hudson

Paul has 34 years experience within the fabrication sector in both the UK and Australia and over 10 years experience in management.  He is multi-skilled and has a ‘think outside the box’ mentality. Paul joined Allied in June 2012 as engineering manager and helped to establish our filter vessel manufacturing site in Warrington, and is committed to building and continually developing this section of the business. His outside interests consist of time cruising the canal system on a narrow boat, Formula 1, and he is also a Primary School Foundation governor,

Operations Manager

Matt Taylor

Matt is the Operations Manager for two of Allied’s three manufacturing sites, focusing on consumables especially filter bags and associated products.

He has worked in the filtration industry for over 22 years with multi-national businesses.

His career experience ranges from customer services, accounts, sales and product management. Matt is passionate about his job here at Allied and the daily challenges that offer him an opportunity to provide what really matters…. a great customer experience to our loyal customers.



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