Background

1956 – 1962 : Graduated High School – Athens – Greece.
Subjects equivalent to 8x “O” Levels.
 
1962 – 1964 : Merchant Marine Academy – Aspropyrgos – Attica – Greece.
Additional diplomas obtained:
Theory, Servicing and Repairs to:

  • Radars,
  • Gyro Compasses,
  • Loran and Decca Navigation Systems,
  • Depth-meters.
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    1964 – 1967 : Sailed as 3rd Captain in Merchant Navy.
     
    1967 – 1970 : Military Service – Naval Headquarters – War Business Office.
     
    WORK EXPERIENCE:

    1970 – 1974  OLYMPIA INTERNATIONAL Office Equipment – London W1.
    Position: Service Engineer.
     
    Responsible in repairing electronic calculators, display or printing and typewriters, in the field and their printed circuit boards (PCB’s) in the workshop.
    Became specialist in 1972, on the first ever introduced electronic programmable invoicing machines, responsible for programming to customer specifications and all after sales repairs in the workshop or at customer’s premises including training technical and sales personnel.
     
    1974 – 1980      SURREY TYPEWRITERS LTD – Leatherhead – Surrey
    Position: Service Manager.
     
    With the electronics explosion I was employed to inaugurate their electronics department, responsible to the managing director to introduce all necessary paperwork, procedures, records and enforce Health and Safety and COSHH Regulations and for repairs to all calculators, printers, invoicing machines, typewriters and handheld or desktop dictating machines.
     
    1980 – 1991      NORMOND INSTRUMENTS – Richmond – Surrey
    Position: Electronics Manager / Production Manager.
     
    Normond Instruments was a well established manufacturing company of gauges measuring the volume of liquids in tanks, specialising in the petroleum industry and every petrol garage had a Normond pump-up mechanical gauge.
    The upgrading to electronic gauging was inevitable.
    I was sought after and employed to inaugurate and establish their electronics department responsible for documentation, schedules, prototype wiring, manufacture, PCB production and population, programming in Binary and Hex, equipment assembling and peripherals, and after sales service of all our newly introduced electronic gauges.
    Ran the production department, trained and assisted service engineers in carrying out their duties in the field and guided dealers abroad in achieving the best results of what our gauges were capable of.
    Produced BS5750 quality control documentation for the electronics department and trained and offered work experience to students from South Thames College, Kingston Polytechnic and students from abroad.
     
    1992 – to present day

    Introduced, established and still trading as MK REPAIR CENTRE and
    MK ELECTRICAL SERVICES, offering domestic appliance repairs and Electrical Services to local residents and businesses.

    Attended the following courses:

    • Health and Safety.
    • COSHH Regulations.
    • “Effective Skills for Technical Managers” run by Integrated Computer Systems.
    • “How to start your own business” run by Local Authorities.
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    • Electrical Wiring, Domestic or Commercial to IEE  Regulations.
    • City & Guilds Certificate No: 9303/ 011058/ 238001/ BSA 1112/ 1/ 05/ 04/ 43.
      Run by South Thames College (Wandsworth)
       

    • Inspection, Testing & Certification of Electrical Installations
    • City & Guilds Certificate No: 9908/ 011058/ 239101/ BSA 1112/ 1/ 05/ 04/ 43.
      Run by South Thames College (Wandsworth).