Meet the Team
Please select a specific area of the business to learn more about our well respected team.
Darren manages the commercial side of the business and co-ordinates the marketing of the CSR operation. Darren has a Bachelor of Engineering degree and an MA postgraduate degree from the University of Manchester. His passion for Porsche stretches back many years, as does his interest in motorsport. Darren holds a rally licence and has successfully competed in the BTRDA forest rally series. He also has his sights on some endurance racing.
Greig started out in the motor trade in 2004 and has worked in the main-dealer network for BMW, Audi and Porsche before heading the sales team at RPM. Porsche has always been in his family since the 80s, and says that having owned a 944 and 911 (964) himself, hopes it is a tradition that will be passed onto the next generation of his young family too! Taking part in track days, whether piloting a Porsche or his first love, superbikes, is another obsession. But that’s another story.
Sales & Marketing Executive
The latest addition to the sales and marketing line-up at RPM Technik really is a model employee in more ways than one. As a model mum-of-two…and an occasional model, specialising in wedding photoshoots, wedding shows, dresses and make-up techniques. Lauren brings a fierce but feminine work ethic to the office, and previously spent four years with a global hairdressing corporation as a marketing manager. But don’t let her elfin presence fool you. Lauren is a former teenage British national judo champion (under 55-kilos title at Crystal Palace, since you ask); is skilled in mixed martial arts-including cage fighting - and is a keen runner.
Ollie has worked on Porsches professionally since 1993 and is considered one of the UK’s most respected technical experts. He has restored a number of significant Porsche models and has a real talent for finding innovative solutions to engineering problems. He is a perfectionist and ensures a very high level of fit and finish is achieved on all builds. Expert in chassis dynamics and real-world chassis tuning, he has spearheaded our CSR development programme from the start.
Senior Technician & Engine Builder
Dave started working with Porsches in 1990 and has specialised in air-cooled engine rebuilds, manual transmission rebuilds and restoration of pre-1974 911s, including RS and RSR variants. In recent years Dave has become heavily involved in full restorations of historic Porsche race cars, primarily 935 and 962 models. Outside of work Dave is in the process of restoring a Merlin engine recovered from a Spitfire that was shot down in WW2.
After 34 years working for another well-respected Porsche specialist, Chris prides himself not only for his expertise on Porsche, but also passing on his knowledge in training highly professional Porsche Technicians. Fully trained on
Bosch Fuel injection systems (specifically K-Jet and Motronic) and early 911 fault finding, Chris’s appointment can only be described as highly beneficial to RPM
Technik’s standing as one of the UK’s leading Porsche specialists.
Simon is a Senior technician in RPM Technik’s growing Special Projects department, specialising in restoration and bespoke builds of mainly air-cooled Porsches. He’s been in the business for three decades now and can turn his hand to any make or model. Motor racing and rallying is Simon’s big outside interest, with his proudest moment winning his class in a fully-specced Mini in the 2003 WRC Wales Rally GB – beating most of the major teams. The proud dad to two girls, lives in Berkhamsted and is currently building a BMW M3 E46 race car for fun.
Neil joined RPM Technik after a period as lead technician at another Porsche specialist. He’s spent years working on rally and race cars, including a long spell looking after the track collection of various exotic vehicles at Bedford Autodrome. A father-of-two youngsters, Neil is a big fan of extreme sports, including skiing, motocross, riding his Honda CBR 600cc sports bike, swimming…and punishing himself in the gym daily.
Dan has been a valued member of the Workshop team since he started his career with RPM more than a decade ago. After successfully completing his apprenticeship, Dan has developed his skills to become a talented all-rounder and a very knowledgeable engineer. In his spare time Dan, a genuine friendly figure, is a keen go-karter who enjoys modding cars, helping his uncle restore classic vehicles, and attending track days. He’s also into restoring classic Lambretta scooters.
One of the newer faces in the busy RPM Technik workshop, Peter is an experienced Porsche technician. He’s now been in the business for more than 25 years, and previously worked at Official Porsche Centre Hatfield. Saab and VW dealerships also feature on his CV. Married and living in Aylesbury, Peter is big fan of big motorbikes – in his case a 1200cc Ducati Monster muscle machine.
A key member of Ollie’s Special Projects and CSR build team, Stuart started his career working alongside his father, a master fabricator. He’s now been at RPM since 2010 and has excelled in his role. His natural talent for bespoke fabrication is on another level. The father of two (with a third on the way) was also a member of RPM’s GT3 Cup Car trackside team. When he has the time, Stuart is a big fan of drifting in his BMW and riding his BMX bike - which he took up at the grand old age of five! He modestly admits to being a childhood and teenage local BMX celebrity, even being sponsored at one time.
Danny is a fully trained Porsche technician and previously worked at two independent Porsche specialists in London, so there is not much about the brand that will come as a surprise to this father-of- two. Danny counts off-road cycling and modifying his beloved VW Campervan among his many outside interests, which also includes flying model drones. Like several of the RPM Technik staff, Danny is also into motorbikes – in his case a 1300cc KTM.
James, from Leighton Buzzard, is an apprentice in the Restoration and Bespoke Build department. He won “Apprentice of the Year” in 2017 at Bicester College, where he attends one day a week. Car mad, like most of the RPM Technik family, James is rapidly becoming a real fan of the air-cooled models. Described recently as “an old head on young shoulders”, James impressed his bosses with his prospective customer-handling skills at the 2018 Porsche Festival at Brands Hatch.
Assistant Engine Technician
Keen and enthusiastic Carl joined RPM Technik to learn about Porsche air-cooled and water-cooled power plants at the feet of senior engine technician Dave Lee and the other experienced hands. Carl qualified as a Level 3 apprentice while working part- time in retail and attending West Herts College. He lives in Borehamwood and lives and breathes cars, and loves nothing more than working on his pride and joy (for now) Ford Focus.
Ian joined RPM Technik in 2006 and worked as a technician and engine builder before promotion to Workshop Manager in 2017. Ian has an encyclopaedic technical knowledge of all things Porsche. He started his automotive career in 1999 preparing GT Race Cars, such as the stunning and ultra-rare Porsche GT1. As Workshop Manager, family man Ian oversees a dedicated team of very experienced technicians and ensures the smooth and efficient running of all aspects of the RPM service/repair operation.
Arsenal fan Brendan certainly knows the score when it comes to his job as parts supremo at RPM Technik. The dad-of-three has years of experience in the business, having previously worked for a BMW main dealership in the capital, and a specialist parts company dealing with emergency service vehicles. Jovial Brendan is happy to assist with any inquiries to RPM regarding Porsche and other parts. Give him a call. He’ll be sure to help.
As RPM’s Performance Upgrades Manager, with special reference to the fast-growing CSR department, it’s Craig’s passion for improving already capable vehicles that drives this division forward. He has been in the motor trade for more than a decade, working previously for a major VW dealership and, more recently, another independent Porsche specialist. Porsche also runs in his blood – his father has owned 996 and 997 models. These days he spends his time away from RPM Technik with his wife and two youngsters.
Lydia is at the core of RPM’s business as Operations Manager. She oversees all office functions and is invaluable to Ollie and the gang for her no-nonsense efficiency and clear thinking, apart from when it comes to shoes! A real Porsche enthusiast, who enjoys track days and organising special trips such as the Le Mans Classic, Lydia also takes a special interest in the Special Projects department, making sure everything runs smoothly throughout the build.
Vehicle Preparation & Detailing
Dave has been a massive car enthusiast since first sitting behind a steering wheel, and has proved to have a keen eye for vehicle preparation. This angling buff from Milton Keynes joined the RPM Technik team in 2015 and quickly proved his value preparing the Sales cars to showroom condition. Dave is officially Kenolon-accredited. He currently drives a Focus ST, but among his recent purchases were a top range Honda Civic Type R and an Aston Martin Vantage, no less!
Logistics and Vehicle Preparation
Paul is fit, really fit, and lives a parallel life as a personal trainer. Hailing from the North East, he’s a fervent supporter of Sunderland FC! But don’t give him any lip over this as he’s a former Royal Marine Reserve and has worked in the security business. Father-of-two Paul was a great worldwide traveller in his younger days, spending months backpacking in South America, Asia, and Australia.
Ex-Fleet St reporter and radio and TV news editor, the self-effacing Scot has the onerous task of delivering Porsches throughout the UK for RPM Technik's many discerning customers. Ian's baptism with the marque came when Sales chief Greig (admittedly the son-in-law) asked him to take a 996 Gen1 GT3 to Silverstone for a magazine photoshoot. He’s since owned two Porkers, including his pride and joy – a 996 40th Anniversary Edition. Ian also helps out on the RPM website and is a ferocious defender of correct grammar usage, especially misplaced apostrophes. You have been warned.
The first person to greet any visitors to RPM Technik HQ will usually be the formidably efficient, but very friendly, Zoe, a legend at getting things done. And in a no-nonsense way, this mum-of-one acts like a mother hen figure to her “boys”. Zoe, who lives in Tring, has a background working as a PA to directors in a London-based corporate construction business. Engineering Exhilaration – that’s our Zoe!
General RPM Dogsbody
A loyal and popular member of the RPM family ever since he was a pup, not many realise that Geordie is a superb driver - especially when it comes to parallel barking. He claims to be a dab hand at houndabouts, takes a mean picture (see above) and swears his favourite Porsche model is made by Ruf - at least that's what it sounds like (geddit!).