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Our History

Lascar Electronics was founded in 1976 by husband and wife team Brian and Glynis Currie.  What started in a garage, developed into one of the UK’s leading technology companies.

Corintech was purchased as a sister company to Lascar in 1985 for its capabilities and experience in electronics manufacturing and design.  Priding itself on high-quality manufacturing and exceptional customer service, Corintech works alongside and supports some of the world’s major engineering firms.

A sales and distribution operation was opened in the USA in 1997.  Soon afterwards, in 2001, a manufacturing and procurement operation was opened in Hong Kong.

Today, the Larasian group of companies boasts over 200 staff members spanning three continents.

Our People

Rod Piwowarski

Group Managing Director

With a degree in Electronic and Mechanical Systems Engineering,
Rod has been with the group for 28 years in a range of senior roles
including Engineering, Product Development and Operations. Rod
was responsible for setting up Lascar Hong Kong in 2000, has been
a director since 2004 and has in the past been Managing Director
of both Lascar and Corintech.

Julian Navey

Group Finance Director

Julian is a qualified chartered accountant and has been a director since 2013, having previously held senior finance positions in a number of successful companies over 15 years.

Pete Cross

Managing Director - Corintech

Pete has been with the group since 1999 and has a strong proven track record in Sales and Business Development growth across both Lascar and Corintech. He has been a Director in the group since 2004, has been Managing Director of Corintech since 2013 and was previously Managing Director of Lascar.

Richard Cameron

Managing Director - Lascar

Richard joined Lascar on a placement during his Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, spent 2 years based in Hong Kong and progressed to a directorship in 2009. Richard became Managing Director of Lascar in 2018.

Dean James

Managing Director - Corintech (HK) and Lascar (HK)

Hong Kong resident with extensive experience in the electronics industry, Dean joined the group in 1986 and has held positions including Technical Manager and Sales and Marketing Director. He also headed up the acquisition of Waycom. Since 2012 Dean has run the Hong Kong office on behalf of both companies.

Alan Darcy

Operations Director - Lascar

With a degree in Electronic Engineering, Alan has been with Lascar for over 30 years and has held senior positions in both Engineering and

Tim Waterman

Technical Director - Corintech

An extremely experienced and capable electronics engineer, Tim has been with Corintech since 2007, leading the design and development team, and as a director since 2012.

John Burton

Director of Lascar and Group Quality Manager

After 10 years’ service with the British army, since 2009 John has applied his strong organisational skills to his career in quality management in the electronics industry. John has been with Lascar since 2015, becoming a director in 2018.

Martin Skinner

Sales Director - Corintech

With a degree in Mechanical Design, Martin joined the group in 2006, initially as a design engineer and later bringing his superb technical knowledge to the sales team. He spent 2 years based in the USA and has been a director since 2018.

Tim Dench

Operations Director - Corintech

Tim joined Corintech in 2011. With a strong background in quality management and good organisational capabilities, Tim was appointed as operations Director in 2018.

Geoff Allen

Non-executive Director - Larasian

Geoff has over 40 years’ experience in business finance, including 25 years as Finance Director of Larasian group. He has also been President of Volleyball England and is still closely involved with the sport.

Brian Law

VP of Operations - Lascar Inc

Brian joined the team in 2010 while completing a degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering. Brian continuously expanded his role, working his way up from junior engineer to eventually became the Executive VP of US operations. With a strong background in software development, the US office has grown into a hub of electronic and software design with a focus on embedded mobile solutions.

Corporate Responsibility


Trade Aid is a small UK charity operating in Mikindani, Southern Tanzania, supported by the Larasian group.  It aims to work with the people of Tanzania to create sustainable employment by providing vocational hospitality training and teaching English. The organisation also encourages local enterprise and supports the community in the conservation of historic buildings.  Trade Aid’s activities in Mikindani revolve around three key areas: education, environment and enterprise.

Their primary project is The Old Boma Vocational training Hotel which trains 40 unemployed young people per year in hospitality and job skills, with around 90% of their students going on to further training or employment, often for the first time.  One of the key aims of the project is sustainability: supporting conservation projects, education and enterprise to help locals gain employment and run businesses that utilise the natural and cultural resources in Tanzania.

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