Leadership

Jamie Fraser President & CEO

Jamie Fraser began his career in the flight simulation business, building fixed based flight and maintenance trainers for F18, F-15, H-46, 747, A320 among other airframes. Following 11 years of fun with aviation technology, and having completed his MBA, Jamie was recruited by Amphenol Corp (APH on NYSE) where he delivered growth and profitability across multiple industries and products through organic growth and multiple acquisitions on his way to becoming Senior Vice President and Group General Manager, Interconnect Systems. Another 11 years later Jamie made the move from Amphenol to Northern Digital, where, as President and CEO, he and his team grew their image guided surgery technology straight through the Great Recession achieving 4 times growth in 3.5 years. Northern Digital was sold to Roper Technologies, ROP on NYSE in 2011, where Jamie advised Roper through the transition before moving to Laborie Medical Technologies serving as Executive Chairman and Interim CEO. Laborie was sold in 2016 having grown 5 times through organic and add-on acquisitions during his 4.5 years. When not driving for higher growth, he and his wife spend their time flying their general aviation airplane, scuba diving, and being kids again with their 6 grandchildren.

John Bell Managing Director

Since joining his first Car Audio and Electronics company in 1982, John has been passionate about in-car electronics. Joining Armour in 2005 as Operations Director his responsibilities included all aspects of Purchasing, Warehousing, Logistics and Manufacturing. In 2015, John took on the expanded role of Global Operations Director, where he oversees logistics, operations and purchasing globally. Prior to joining AAMP, John has held various leadership positions in sales and operations within the mobile electronics industry. Today he manages the European Operation for AAMP Global.

A father to four children, two who have flown the nest currently advancing their careers in IT and Journalism and two are still at home. Being a family of animal lovers he has a Dog, 4 Rabbits, 5 Rats and a tank full of Tropical Fish. In his spare time John can be found spending time with his family on bike rides, horse riding, swimming, walking and playing board games, or enjoying his personal hobby, Flying RC Helicopters.

Don Tolson Finance Director - AAMP Europe

Don Tolson, Finance Director of AAMP Europe, has spent over 20 years in senior finance roles, across a range of industries. Don joined Armour Automotive (now AAMP Europe) in 2004 as the Finance Director responsible for Finance, Administration, HR and IT in the UK and the Nordics. Don has significant experience and knowledge in management and financial reporting, information technology, accounting, finance, capital management and HR.

Prior to joining Armour, Don was the Finance Director for Palmers Ltd, a scaffolding and specialist coatings company, mainly operating in the petrochemical, oil and power sectors. Palmers is a subsidiary of the German industrial giant Thyssen Krupp, which owns more than 650 companies across the world. In this role, Don also had operational responsibility for a number of the business units.

Don started his career at Selwood Ltd, a manufacturing and plant hire company, owned at the time by the British multinational industrial conglomerate and FTSE100 company BTR. The culture at Selwood was of strong financial management and the accounting teams were core to this ethos, being involved across all aspect of the business. This gave Don an excellent grounding and training of business KPI’s at an early age.

Don is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant, he studied at the University of Southampton, completing his professional exams in 1991.

Don is married to Clare and has 3 children and in his spare time he enjoys spending time outdoors, cycling, scuba diving and hiking and led a team of Armour colleagues on the 3 peaks challenge, which involves climbing the highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales are climbed in a 24 hour period.

When time allows Don also likes to go for a fast blast on his Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle.

Shaun Findley Technical Director

Shaun Findley, Technical Director at AAMP Global Europe, is an industry veteran with over 30 years of experience. Cutting his teeth on the shop floor and working his way up, provides him with a unique feel for customers’ requirements. Shaun’s extensive career is marked with the successful development of award winning products across the automotive sector, including blue chip, multinational and luxury brands as well as value ranges. Most notably in vehicle security, remote start and Bluetooth hands-free.

Shaun leverages cutting edge technologies to drive the sector forwards, with a keen interest in sustainable energy and the environment, and of course having fun with gadgets. Shaun is the living embodiment of the saying 'find a job you love, and you'll never work a day in your life'.

When he is not developing leading edge products, Shaun can be found wrestling hair into buns, and discussing ballet techniques with his two young daughters, and every once and a while he gets a free moment to work on his home entertainment system to see just how loud the subs can go.

Mike Smith Sales Director - Key Accounts

With over 31 years in the Car Audio & Communications Industry & nearly 15 of them with the company, Mike touches many parts of the aftermarket sales arena; adding his own brand of enthusiasm and passion to the mix. As an experienced account director throughout Europe, Mike brings a keen attention to detail, deep product knowledge, industry insight and inter personnel skills to the sales operation. His creative and innovative nature adds further to the way he contributes to product marketing, customer support, strategy planning and proposition creation.

The fact that Mike has been nominated as the unofficial works party organizer goes a long way to underling his fun spirited, adventurous outlook on life. With a wide social circle in his adopted home town of 16th century Farnham, Mike is keen on all sports especially football (real football: soccer) and is a film nut of most genres, particularly Action and Sci-Fi.

On a weekly basis Mike participates in personal training, bootcamp and circuit sessions which keeps him fit enough to participate in his big passion of Mountain trekking and counts Kilimanjaro and Machu Picchu amongst his recent conquests.

Mike has a big bucket list, and is actively ticking it off from travelling, to sight-seeing to adventure and more.

Often known to quote: "Treat every day as if it's your last because one day you will be right"

Steve Verano Interim Chief Financial Officer

With more than ten years managing the financial reports at AAMP, Steve has shown the energy, enthusiasm and complete dedication that has helped AAMP grow from a family-owned small company to the powerhouse company it has now become.

In his over twenty years of financial management experience, Steve has become known for being a conscientious and goals-oriented team player. He settles for nothing short of excellence in all that he does, and his staff recognizes that as a model. Steve is constantly looking for ways to enhance productivity and to generate a sense of initiative in those around him. He truly works to implement positive change on a daily basis.

Prior to AAMP, Steve managed financial operations at several companies including Metlife and American Express. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany.

When Steve is not at AAMP, he is often spending time with his wonderful family including his wife and two energetic daughters. They enjoy sailing, museums, and adventure vacations. One of his Steve’s life goals is to visit every single one of America's National Parks. With just the Everglades, Mount Rainier and Glacier Bay parks under his belt, Steve has a long way to go.

Katie Quinn Global Human Resources Manager

Katie Quinn is AAMP’s Global Human Resources Manager, where she is responsible to AAMP’s most important resource, humans! Katie oversees culture, talent acquisition, benefits administration, and HR compliance. Katie spent the last five years managing top legal talent for Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP in both Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, GA.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in History from University of South Florida, a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Georgetown University, and a former AmeriCorps VISTA! When she is not traveling the world, you can find her baking sugary sweets to share, hiking with her four-legged puppy pal Paisley, or watching college football – Go Bulls!