ABOUT

The Datum Way

Datum Alloys head office was established in the UK in 1993 and subsequently opened facilities in Singapore and America giving us global coverage, enabling us to serve our customers wherever they are in the world. In 2020 we moved to two brand-new facilities, the first in Totnes, Devon, UK and the other in the USA, Endicott, New York increasing our stock capacity, handling capabilities and product output. With two brand-new, custom built, coil fed laser cutting machines and our precision CNC milling machines we continue to produce the highest quality, precision cut, thin metal parts to your specifications from 0.20mm to 0.5mm thick.

Datum - The Future

In 2019 there was a private equity, management buyout headed up by Pete Anniss (Managing Director), Ian John (Operations Director) & Ben Widger (Finance Director) with the help of Datum’s amazing staff this is the very team that has helped grow and establish the company you see today.

With the same management, new owners and enthusiastic team of hard-working professionals we have the invested interest to continue to grow a successful business and continue to support our customers around the world.

A Team of Leaders

We are a team of industry leaders and professionals who take responsibility for, and commit to everything we do. Datum has multiple facilities to service any customer with the same product anywhere. Our UK office was established in 1993 and has been an industry leader ever since. Our US office was established in 2010 to service the US, Canada and LATAM markets.

These locations have allowed us to grow long term relationships and retain our customers. We have worked with our core customers for more than 20 years. Complexity is where we thrive, so bring us your hardest issues, most challenging tool design or process problems to solve.


MEET THE TEAM

A team with a proven track record of market-changing contributions

Ben Widger

Ben Widger

Finance Director

Ben Widger is the finance director at Datum Alloys. He has been with Datum since... Read More

Ben Widger

Finance Director

Ben Widger is the finance director at Datum Alloys. He has been with Datum since September 2015 and was attracted to the company because of the growth potential and opportunities. Previously, Ben was the head of finance and supply chain with the Pedigree Group. He received a BSc with honors in biology and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Ben has a proven ability to absorb information quickly and adds significant value to internal discussions. He is always eager to take on new responsibilities and grow his personal skills.


Ian John

Ian John

Operations Director

Ian John joined Datum in 2004 and serves as the Operations Director. He is responsible... Read More

Ian John

Operations Director

Ian John joined Datum in 2004 and serves as the Operations Director. He is responsible for global operations, key suppliers and infrastructure. Ian received a BSc in applied biology with geography, a MSc in ecotoxicology of natural populations and an ONC in electrical engineering. He also attended the University of Chicago’s accelerated development program. Previously, Ian spent three years with Shell as an ecotoxicology technician and five years as a founder and owner/manager of Burts Potato Chips. Ian is quietly ambitious and always looking for growth opportunities. A critical thinker, Ian is always considered in his views and judgements.


Pete Anniss

Pete Anniss

Managing Director

Pete Anniss has been a part of Datum Alloys since 1998 and serves as the European... Read More

Pete Anniss

Managing Director

Pete Anniss has been a part of Datum Alloys since 1998 and serves as the European Director. Initially employed within the warehouse, Pete has moved through the ranks of the company, learning every aspect of the business. His degrees in biology from Aberystwyth University and an MSc from Cranfield University affords him an in-depth knowledge of stainless-steel strip as a product and the etch ability of stainless steel. He also attended the University of Chicago’s accelerated development program. Pete has greatly contributed to providing customers with critical background about the processes we perform on our products. He works with customers on a technical level during projects and develops products that are more suitable to the technical requirements of the industry. Because of Pete’s expertise, the technical basis of our product range has allowed us to become a market leader within this sector.


Jared Bowling

Jared Bowling

Regional Director

Jared Bowling joined Datum as Regional Director—Americas in June 2019... Read More

Jared Bowling

Regional Director

Jared Bowling joined Datum as Regional Director—Americas in June 2019. He brings a unique combination of technical and business experience from small technology start-ups to a middle market contract manufacturer, Endicott Interconnect, and a consultant to global IT services company HPE/DXC. Jared’s hands on experience in business development, customer service, supply chain and operations fits in to Datum’s hands-on management ethos. Jared always looks to improve processes, seeks out challenges and successfully builds teams. He graduated from Hamilton College with Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry.



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US and UK Team Positions

If you are interested in joining the Datum team, please contact us via email. Datum is always looking for seasoned and motivated professionals who have an eye for innovation and a drive to deliver.