At the helm
Donna Hartley - Managing Director
Donna is our MD and brings a wealth of experience to the table having previously worked in sales, telemarketing, debt recovery, marketing, warehousing, manufacturing and HR. Donna's broad skill set is matched only by her people skills and "can do" attitude, nothing deters her.
Interesting fact: Donna is a bit like the bionic woman, having had 12 metal plates put in her leg following an accident in 2013. Airport security is a nightmare!
Graham Corps - IT Director
Graham is ROMPA's long-serving IT Director and has recently steered the team through the implementation of our new ERP system, and a major upgrade to our catalogue content & publishing database system.
Interesting fact: Graham's love of Manchester City football team is matched only by his love of the band Queen.
Emma Kettlewood - Financial Director
Emma is Rompa’s Financial Director and is responsible for keeping her eagle eye on the company finances. Outside work Emma can be found dancing (Ballroom & Latina) or watching motor racing.
Interesting fact: Emma built a car with her husband and drove it all the way to Italy.
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People you may meet
Rompa have a team of people who are often out and about at trade shows and conferences looking to connect with companies and individuals who share our values. These are the people you're likely to meet.
Mark Johns - Commercial Manager
Mark is Rompa’s Commercial Manager. When he is not busy chasing new opportunities you will find him walking in the Peak District or fishing in local rivers.
Interesting fact: Many years ago Mark held the Derbyshire under 15 javelin record. How things have changed.
Mark Whitehead - Design Manager
Mark is our design manager with over 22 years experience in helping customers dreams become a reality, creating rooms in hospitals, schools, hospices, homes and hotels, as well as buses, tents, vans and boats! Away from the screen you will find him rambling the North Yorkshire Moors, camera in hand.
Interesting fact: Mark manages a rock band.
John Harden - National Account Executive
John travels the up and down the country meeting our customers and assessing how Rompa can meet their needs with sensory products and sensory room designs. When not travelling around the UK, John enjoys socialising and watching the footy.
Interesting fact: John was a football referee for 25 years at a semi-professional level.
Mike Reed - Sales Advisor
Mike is one of our Sales Advisors and one of the older statesmen of Rompa. When he is not traveling the length and breadth of the country he may be found zig zagging his way around the golf course or on one of his numerous holidays.
Interesting fact: In his youth Mike was a semi-professional footballer.
Carl Eaton - Marketing Manager
Carl spends his time organising exhibitions, keeping the showrooms and sensory vehicle in check and dreaming up amazing Marketing campaigns. When he's not stuck at his desk, you will find him with his head in a book or learning a new language (or less often at the gym).
Interesting fact: Carl speaks Swedish and taught himself how to read and write Russian at 14.
Ryan Smyth - Commercial and Marketing Assistant
Ryan's main role is to provide support to both the Commercial and Marketing Managers, this can be anything from organising the Rompa exhibitions to acting as the hand model in Rompa's marketing material! When he's not running around after Dan and Mark, Ryan enjoys socialising, and watching and playing football.
Interesting fact: Ryan is a member at Old Trafford and goes to watch United regularly.
Dave Jackson - Warehouse Manager
Straight talking Dave is our warehouse manager and runs a team of 5 dedicated people who always go the extra mile to ensure that our products get to our customers as quickly as possible. When Dave isn’t living a logistical nightmare he likes to find a quiet corner and cry softly into his hands.
Interesting fact: Dave has an encyclopaedic knowledge of domestic and international shipping rates and can accurately tell you how much it will cost to ship a vibrating sofa to Kurdistan off the top of his head.
Behind the scenes
Here are some of the important people you might encounter should you call or visit the Rompa offices. They keep the wheels turning when the rest of us are out and about.
Wendy Wright - Office Manager
Wendy is the oil that ensures the Rompa office runs like a finely tuned engine. When she's not demonstrating her organisational prowess, Wendy can often be found riding around the Peak District on the back of a motorcycle.
Interesting fact: Wendy makes her own range of greetings cards which she donates to local charities.
Wayne Hedley – Production Manager
Wayne is responsible for overseeing the production of the components for our sensory rooms. He also has to work out if some of the more unusual imaginings of the design team can be made, how long it’s going to take and what it is going to cost. He has a team of highly skilled individuals to help him produce everything from soft play wall and floor cushions to vibrating furniture.
Interesting fact: Wayne has been a drummer in several heavy metal bands.
Netta Botticelli - Reception
Netta has a diverse and varied role, but she is chiefly the first point of contact for any incoming customer calls or visitors to the company. Green fingered Netta grows her own fruit and vegetables and has recently enjoyed the experience of visiting New York.
Interesting fact: Netta is a qualified Hairdresser.
Chris Rendi - Purchasing Manager
Chris is our purchasing manager and does a fantastic job liasing with our suppliers. Chris loves going on holiday with family, walking his Jack Russel and watching Sheffield Wednesday.
Interesting fact: Chris has raced his Caterham sports car at Cadwell Park, Donnigton Park & Harewood Hillclimb circuits.
Cassandra Steel - HR Manager
Cassandra is our HR manager and also acts as PA to Donna. Outside work Cassanda enjoys walking, socialising and running around after her daughter. She also has a penchant for Cliff Richard's music.
Interesting fact: Whilst at school Cassandra was the South Yorkshire Long Jump Champion.
Sheila Moya - Sales Administrator
Sheila is another dedicated member of our happy sales team always willing to help, when not at work Sheila enjoys socialising, reading, cross-stitch and taking her 90 year young mum to her favourite Indian restaurant.
Interesting fact: Attended football matches at Barnsley VIP club with Charlie Williams (me old flower), could have had our own football team with 11 brothers and 1 sister.
Gwenyth Moore - Sales Administrator
Gwenyth is the newest member of the Sales Team although not new to Rompa and is always happy to help. When not in work mode Gwenyth is either getting her nails done, shopping or riding her bike.
Interesting fact: One of Gwenyth's achievements was a ride in a hot air balloon over the Lake District – very brave.