Meet The Team
General Manager Stephen Bittle is responsible for the strategy, planning and management of all Walker Filtration Group divisions, driving the full potential of the business and product development in line with customer needs.
A Mechanical Engineer with over 25 years of experience dedicated to developing innovative products in the air and gas filtration industry, Steve has been an integral part of the Senior Management Team at Walker Filtration for the past four years, having joined the Group in 2016 as Chief Design Officer. Steve is instrumental in delivering market leading products, built in collaboration with our customers to ensure that they are unique to their market requirements.
Operations Director Julie Robinson oversees the Groupwide manufacturing processes at Walker Filtration, which produce over 2.2m parts annually across more than 10,000 unique products.
With over 35 years of experience in filtration, and over 30 years’ dedication to Walker Filtration, Julie has unrivalled knowledge of the filtration market and the Walker Filtration business. Julie is absolutely dedicated to delivering excellent customer service and an exceptional product, whilst driving market leading levels of efficiency throughout the factory.
Vacuum Business Development Lead
Vacuum Business Development Lead Simon Wise spearheads the Vacuum business unit at Walker Filtration, working in collaboration with our OEM customers to support their global distribution channels.
Simon has worked in the filtration market for over 28 years, leading commercial and engineering departments that serve international markets and standards. A Chartered Engineer, Simon is a nominated BSI UK expert and member of various ISO committees for standards development for medical gas and compressed air.
Simon is meticulous in his approach to all aspects of business, customer confidentiality and delivering high quality products and levels of service for our customers.
Group Human Resource Lead
Group Human Resource Lead Lisa Davies heads up the recruitment and people service functions at Walker Filtration. Lisa boasts over 25 years of Human Resource experience in the Manufacturing, Legal, Logistics and Transport sectors. A member of the Chartered Institute of People Development, Lisa is experienced in building high performing teams and environments driven through business change projects.
Lisa and her team are dedicated to delivering our business strategy through the acquisition and retention of highly skilled, committed and customer focused people that are the cornerstone of Walker Filtration.
Compressed Air and Gas Treatment Business Development Lead
Neil heads up our Compressed Air and Gas Treatment (CAGT) business unit at Walker Filtration, leading the commercial team with a view to strategically developing and maximising our market position. Neil is responsible for devising future growth strategy, identifying new business opportunities and contributing to new product development.
With over 20 years international sales and managerial experience in several global businesses, Neil is well-versed with the requirements of managing a diverse commercial team and creating effective sales channels. A natural facilitator with a strong focus on the customer, Neil is a champion of building meaningful and sustainable partnerships that drive forward business growth and success.
Group Business Controller
Group Business Controller, Johan Forstorp, leads groupwide finance at Walker Filtration, as well as overseeing IT and Corporate Governance matters.
With over 16 Years of international experience in finance and controlling in manufacturing and customer center settings, Johan has a wealth of knowledge in how businesses operate and is an expert in helping them to achieve their full potential.
Adaptable, considered, and with an eye for detail, Johan is skilled at quickly understand the ‘big picture’ and is passionate about empowering both people and businesses to develop and grow.