Meet the Team




By engineers, for engineers

STRUMIS provides the leading industry global expertise with personal service guaranteed to effectively maximise your business potential, be it local, regional, or global.

Our developers, support, technical, training and sales teams all have direct experience in the structural steelwork industry and draw upon well in excess of two decades of dedicated software experience for the sector.

Meet some of our STRUMIS Divisional managers:


Barry Thompson - Owner

Barry has a wealth of experience in steel fabrication which is illustrated by being the Chairman of the RDS Group of Companies, which stands as one of the most experienced group of companies in the field of mechanical erection and insulation works.

Established in 1923 the company's growth is mainly attributed to a strong market focus and a proven knowledge of core technologies for chemical plants, refineries, power stations, nuclear plants, process piping, storage tanks and related works in the industrial sector worldwide.

As a result of the strength of this knowledge and experience STRUMIS Ltd was established in 1986 and has now sold to more than 20,000 users in over 60 countries.

Barry is committed to working in partnership with clients to ensure that STRUMIS is consistently the best software solution available for the evolving steel fabrication industry.

Steve Watson - Sales Manager - UK

Steve has over 38 years of experience of the daily challenges that face steel fabricators and first-hand knowledge of applying technology to address those challenges.

After implementing STRUMIS into his previous company, TubeMasters Ltd, York, UK, Steve was so convinced about the dramatic multi-faceted benefits STRUMIS delivered, that he joined the STRUMIS team 16 years ago, personally servicing over 300 steel fabricators from small to medium enterprises to the largest Blue Chip fabricators across the world and consults daily with industry professionals, showing them what software automation can do for their own Steel Fabrication organisations.

Steve is responsible for STRUMIS Sales Teams across Europe; successfully combining work with his family life including time with his young grandson & new granddaughter.

Chris Eaton - Product Manager - UK

Chris has over a decade of experience within the steel fabrication industry in the form of various job roles using STRUMIS to benefit the company. Being an avid user of STRUMIS he saw the true benefit of the software and decided to join our team.

This has given him knowledge and insight into steel fabrication and STRUMIS, both as a user of the software and as an employee of STRUMIS. Due to this he soon moved up the ranks by time and time again showing his commitment to the company and the extent of his knowledge base.

Now with STRUMIS and the best interests of the clients in mind he strives to further develop STRUMIS as a product by using his wealth of knowledge, close connections with clients by listening to their needs and also by ensuring that we adapt to the ever changing steel fabrication industry.

Stuart Riddell - Support Manager - UK

Stuart worked for GoData, the forerunner to STRUMIS and has extensive technical knowledge of the steel industry and the STRUMIS system.

Stuart is responsible for all the local support teams throughout the STRUMIS LTD offices and Distributor network.

Johann Botha - Senior STRUMIS Support Analyst - UK

Johann joins STRUMIS Ltd Head Office as Senior STRUMIS Support Analyst and has worked in the steel industry for a number of years. Johann has been a STRUMIS user for more than a decade who helped implement STRUMIS at his previous place of work many years ago and jumped at the opportunity to join the STRUMIS team in the United Kingdom.

Johann has more than 2 decades of system, steel fabrication and IT experience and will add exceptional value to the STRUMIS team and our clients.

Leanne Butler - Product Support Analyst - UK

Leanne joins us as a Product Support Analyst and has worked in the steel industry using STRUMIS in her previous workplace for a number of years. She brings years of experience of many varied aspects of the steel industry as well as being involved in the implementation and development of STRUMIS use at her previous employer.

Leanne is a keen STRUMIS user and was the go-to person for internal queries before asking support, so when the time for change came the move to STRUMIS was an easy decision. With her experience and technical mind-set, Leanne is well placed to help and support other STRMIS users.

Geraint Fletcher - Business Analyst - UK

Geraint first joined STRUMIS in 2004 as a member of the Support team. During the 15 years since, he has gone on to spend time as a STRUMIS tester before becoming a key part of the Training team, working with many customers in every corner of the planet as well as at home in the UK.

In addition to this, Geraint studied Civil Engineering & Construction at College and has a background in Steel Detailing. He has also spent time working for a Steel Fabricator in Derby, being responsible for all software implemented within the business, which of course includes STRUMIS!

With all his experience within the Steel Industry, Geraint is perfectly placed to work with clients to understand their requirements and feed this information back to our talented development team to ensure that STRUMIS continues to be the best solution for Steel Fabricators around the world.

Adam Henshall - STRUMIS Technical Support - UK

Adam brings twenty years of experience to STRUMIS, spanning virtually all aspects of the steel fabrication industry.

During this time, he was an enthusiastic STRUMIS user at several steelwork fabricators, hence he decided to join our team.

With his winning combination of client user experience and trainer knowledge, Adam travels extensively; working with our offices in the US and Dubai, to share his expert knowledge of STRUMIS.

When not on the road, Adam offers desk based technical support, working with our clients via web-based training.

Alex Bussey - Technical Software Consultant - UK

An enthusiastic and multi skilled individual, Alex is one of the newest members of the STRUMIS technical software team.

Utilising years of experience as a consultant developing and deploying bespoke software solutions globally for large multinational corporations, Alex is no stranger to understanding client’s requirements and delivering tailored training solutions to fit even the most unusual of circumstances.

As well as having a unique perspective on software, Alex has spent a number of years within his family’s architectural steelwork company where he has been exposed to all aspects of the business from the shop floor to the board room. This has led to a passion for the industry, which shows through his delivery of STRUMIS.

Robert Holder - Business Development Manager - USA

Robert has two decades of experience helping clients in manufacturing, steel fabrication, shipbuilding, and the offshore industry to leverage technology enabling them to efficiently manage their business processes.

His ability to work closely with customers to define business objectives and successfully deploy custom solutions will further enhance the customer experience for our North American client base. Robert is responsible for sales and business development throughout North America for STRUMIS.

Mike Nolen - Business Development Manager – USA/Canada

Mike brings a unique approach to STRUMIS as he has great insight into the Steel Fabrication and Steel Manufacturing industries as well as an extensive technology history. He prides himself in helping steel fabricators formulate their technology goals which in-turn lead to improved efficiency and productivity!

Mike is excited to join STRUMIS and to start talking about the best steel fabrication solution in the industry - STRUMIS! He is married and has one son and two girls and is a big sports fan! You will find him watching a game or spending time with family and friends during his time away from the office.

Ramy Gierges - Technical Manager - USA

Ramy is a Professional Engineer who has been working in the Steel Fabrication business for over 10 years of which 6 years were spent working directly for steel fabrication companies in the Middle East; including BEMCO Steel Industries where he successfully implemented STRUMIS.

His expertise in material optimisation and improvement of tendering and production processes lead him join the STRUMIS team, based in Dubai, as Technical Manager and has recently transfered into our US technical department.

Ramy now travels world-wide to conduct technical demonstrations, he is also an active contributor to software development of STRUMIS and a firm advocate of Management Software solutions.

Mohsin Ali Khan - Business Development Manager - Middle East

With a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mohsin has over 9 years of industry experience, with 4 years served in Sales in the heavy fabrication industry.

Mohsin has hands-on experience in CNC machines for Steel Fabrication and was responsible for Project Sales and Customer Relationship Management for key accounts. Mohsin also has firsthand experience working on the oil rigs for 2 years.

With his wealth of industry knowledge and his enthusiasm to sell, Mohsin will be responsible for local sales and business development for STRUMIS across the Middle East.

Dinos Ioannidis - Business Development Manager - Southern Europe

Dinos is the Southern Europe STRUMIS team's Business Development Manager and has been active in providing software solutions for the steel fabrication industry for more than 25 years. During his career Dinos has consulted and assisted hundreds of steel fabricators of all sizes to increase their productivity and profitability. In the past, Dinos had introduced STRUMIS to fabricators in his region and brings an extensive expertise and market knowledge to the STRUMIS team.

Gilda Nunez - Business Development Manager - Mexico & Central America

Gilda leads the Mexico and Central America team and is responsible for business development in the region. She has been working hand in hand in the industry of the sector for several years. Since joining the STRUMIS team, she has successfully established STRUMIS as the leading solution in Mexico. Gilda has great determination and commitment to ensuring that her STRUMIS clients receive all the attention to detail and expertise necessary to make informed and educated decisions when implementing STRUMIS in their steel fabrication businesses. Her professionalism and focus on the industry ensures that his STRUMIS clients receive the maximum benefits of time, efficiency, productivity and cost savings that STRUMIS offers.

Moustafa Hassan - Regional Technical Support - Middle East

Moustafa is a professional electronic/electrical engineer, years’ of experience working as a software consultant, analyst and within support for Energya Cables group in Egypt, ERP providers and Lawson M3. He now works for STRUMIS Ltd helping to support our ME customers.

Mohamed Eltamamy - Technical Consultant - Middle East

Mohamed has worked within the steel industry for over 8 years, which has given him experience in all of the major departments including production, quality control, sales/estimation and project management.

Before joining STRUMIS Mohamed was the PMO manager and the deputy general manager at his previous employers, at which he successfully implemented STRUMIS.

Chris Roos - Regional Manager - Australasia and Africa

Chris leads the STRUMIS team in two continents - Australasia and Africa.

With a great deal of travel involved, Chris is best suited to this position having lived in both regions. Chris saw firsthand the value of STRUMIS products in the steel fabrication business when entering the industry over 20 years ago in South Africa. Recognising his potential immediately, STRUMIS LTD offered Chris the chance to run business operations in Australia, and in doing so, has successfully secured STRUMIS in the market showing companies how management information systems can help steel fabrication businesses.

Chris is multilingual and has an extensive background in the steel industry and is able to converse with Engineers alike in a language they understand.

Peter Shi - Regional Manager - China

Peter leads the China STRUMIS team, and is responsible for developing business throughout the Far East territory.

Peter has two decades of expertise in the IT industry, and has been a regional manager for different fortune 500 companies in China.

Since joining the STRUMIS team in 2012, Peter has successfully establish STRUMIS as the most recognised MIS solution in China, and has made strategic partnerships with key clients in China's steel fabrication industry.