About Us

In the security and defence sector we understand the threat to help advance your response. Our pedigree should reassure you of our capability.

Industry experience

Kirintec’s Directors have spent time serving at the sharp end of the security and defence sector. Most have dealt first-hand with operational issues across the world. The same or similar to those our customers face in IEDD (Improvised Explosive Device Disposal), EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) and using ECM (Electronic Countermeasures).

Our highly knowledgeable team has helped build some of the bigger companies in the industry. It’s not a boast, but a fact. A powerful combination of first-hand industry understanding, coupled with user and engineering experience allows us to address issues. Both innovatively and swiftly.

We invite you to meet a few team members below…

Agility pays

Working in an industry where enemies are agile, it pays to choose a defence contractor who can manoeuvre with greater agility. It is our job to make yours easier, to solve problems and save lives.

We react and are dexterous.

Providing reliable and extremely safe bespoke products is key for us, as we work tirelessly with our customers. Kirintec is so much more than a manufacturer or supplier of products. Our aim is to embed our knowledge within each product that leaves our UK manufacturing line, heading across the globe in the security and defence sector.

We understand the threat, to advance your response.

What’s behind a name?

Dig a little deeper and you may be interested to learn that the name ‘Kirintec’ was conceived from the combination of two words; ‘Kirin’ and ‘Technology’. In Asia, a Kirin is a good luck charm, which can also represent wisdom.

We know those who face a terrorist’s bomb do need a certain amount of luck, ultimately they must trust in the technology deployed. We can certainly provide the latter as we continually test and evolve our product portfolio.

Kirintec is a name to trust when choosing tactical gear for anti-terror solutions in the security and defence industry.

Get it touch today, we are here to help.

Jerry Warner
CEO and President of Kirintec Inc.

Jerry retired from the US Army as a Colonel and is highly experienced in the identification and development of new technologies for defence.

Jerry has extensive credentials in strategy, military operations, Research & Development and acquisition – to name a few examples. His expertise concerning the North American market is particularly invaluable.

Fact: West Point graduate with advanced maths and national security strategy degrees. Jerry is US and S. Korean Ranger qualified.

Kier Head
Operations Director

Having the best working processes and practices are Kier’s focus – striving to exceed our customers’ expectations. Kier leads from the front and his industry knowledge is impressive. Kier is perfectly placed to match our product portfolio with your needs.

Fact: 20 years + as a British Army specialist in C-IED, EOD, WIS and specialist operations. Kier was embedded into the Pentagon as the J3 Weapon Technical Intelligence Branch Chief, Joint Improvised Explosive Device Disposal Organization.

Richard Tonkin
Engineering Director

Richard’s role is about solving problems and innovating, to ensure we can always advance your response. Our products undergo stringent tests – and with our ECM equipment there are hundreds of permutations that can be programmed, depending on the threat(s) you face. It’s Richard’s responsibility to ensure our products earn their world-class acclaim.

Fact: With over 15 years’ experience in ECM and EOD, Richard has developed defence products working in software, hardware, FPGA, DSP and systems engineering. 

Liam FitzGerald-Finch
Director of Counter-IED Operations

Liam is often out of the country leading his training team, ensuring you get all the knowledge you need to properly operate the products you invested in. Liam’s speciality is his ability to capitalise on the full potential of the product purchased in successfully combating the threat(s).

Fact: Courageous Liam received the Queen’s Gallantry Medal.

Pete Benwell
Director of Sales - Middle East & North Africa

Pete works tirelessly to make sure you have the right products. It is Pete’s job to understand the threat(s) you face and provide you with the best solution. He organises product demonstrations and ensures you have unparalleled levels of customer service. Pete is always happy to help and is often overseas discussing requirements for EOD, IEDD and jamming capability.

Fact: Pete has over thirty years experience in the defence and security sector; our intrepid Director has visited each continent.

Si Timewell
Director of EW Operations

Si is our Electronic Warfare expert. His knowledge ensures users get the best from our products every time. Si has almost 25 years experience from the British Army with C-IED, EOD, ECM and EW.

Fact: Si received the Queens Commendation for Valuable Service (Northern Ireland) during his time with 11 EOD Regt. RLC. Also the Bronze Star for his work with the Combined Explosives Exploitation Cell (CEXC) in Baghdad.

Lisa Chaplain
Financial Controller

Lisa is responsible for the annual management of financial accounts; capably look after the financial reporting for Kirintec; managing company transactions such as: accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, control accounts and general operational finance.

Fact: With over 20 years accountancy experience, Lisa was formerly a European Financial Controller for a global organisation.

Nigel Whitman
Operations Manager

Nigel is heavily involved in purchasing, dispatch, delivery and making sure that everything in this area is coordinated – this is certainly no mean feat when you examine the international nature of our business!

Fact: With a MBA in business Nigel has established, managed and developed a global customer service team for ECM and ROV products.

Kirintec UK
Our Herefordshire HQ

As an accredited ISO9001 company (certified until 2018), our team is committed to achieving exceptional quality standards in everything we do: from equipment manufacture and design, right through to exacting customer service, quality runs through every product we send out. We are specialists in security and defence equipment.

Fact: Our MD restored our Grade II* Georgian premises.

Dom Asquith
Maintenance Team Leader

Dom is our man on the ground dealing with the end customer, ensuring the equipment is installed and integrated into the operation procedures of our customers. He is heavily involved with the successful introduction of products in country and he delivers excellent user training.

Fact: Dom served 18 years in the Army operating in the EOD, IEDD, CT and ECM environments. Share his considerable operational experience in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Stacey Tovey
Sales Administrator

We take pride in ensuring that every last detail is delivered to you on time each time you order. Stacey is the central point of liaison. Her job is to make sure your products are shipped in a timely manner and you receive them in perfect condition. Stacey works with our dispatch Agents and is an excellent communicator.

Fact: Former Project Coordinator and Duty Manager for an International  Company

Vicky Lannen
Marketing Manager

From exciting new product launches to maintaining all aspects of the Kirintec brand, she is proud to be part of Kirintec’s innovative team.

Vicky formulates marketing and communication plans to help this exciting world-class business move forward strategically.

Fact: Marketing specialist with first-hand experience of many overseas markets.

Kirintec Inc.
Our American office

Kirintec Inc. is a U.S. subsidiary of the UK Ltd office and is fully credentialed as a US Federal, Virginia State, SAM, GSA and ATF licensed entity. The team is highly experienced in US procurement and marketing and has conducted successful business with the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security and a multitude of state and local entities.

Fact: GSA contract number GS-07F-0373W