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Meet the Newton team

Meet the Newton team – a company dedicated to developing and improving the products, processes and systems of waterproofing.

Christopher Newton

Christopher Newton

Chairman

My first experience of ‘The Works’ was in 1947 with my father, and I joined the company in a junior capacity in 1963, stoking the large coal-fired boiler! I took sole control of Newtons in 1978, reorganising the company and introducing new products such as the meshed membrane ‘Newlath’, and the UK’s first full tanking system with dimpled membranes.

These changes were very successful and it was with great pleasure that I passed over the running of the company to my son-in-law Warren and my daughter Lucinda. Together with their team of well-qualified and hard-working staff they have continued to build and exceed my early efforts.

Warren Muschialli CSSW

Warren Muschialli CSSW

Managing Director

I’ve worked at Newton since 2002, firstly as a Technical Manager and since 2007 as the Managing Director. We have a wonderful team of committed and talented people who are all passionate about the business.

Our product portfolio has grown significantly in my time and we continue to invest in product development in order to provide our customers with quality products that are backed by the best training and support in the industry. I’m also an Aussie who’s been living in the UK for 17 years with wonderful wife Lucinda, and we have four feisty boys. I love cricket and am the captain of our Sunday village cricket team, and I also enjoy playing guitar and piano.

Lucinda Muschialli

Lucinda Muschialli

Director

I am now a Director at Newton Waterproofing Systems, having been the Marketing Director for 5 years previously and working for Newton many times over the years, as I am Christopher Newton’s daughter. I met Warren when I was in Australia, having first seen him on an episode of Neighbours in 1994! I have many years of experience in marketing and I have recently become a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM).

At Newtons, we have a great team, and a fantastic ethos where everyone works so hard, but has great fun at the same time! When I’m not working I love spending time with the family, drinking prosecco with friends and I have recently developed a mid-life crisis obsession with hula hooping!

David Hall

David Hall

Finance Director

I joined the Newton Team in June 2008 as Director of Finance but over the years my role has primarily been that of General Manager. I trained at KPMG in their Financial Services department and was involved in the auditing of large investment banks such as Citi group, Jefferies and HSBC.

That was until a chance encounter with the waterproofing Guru that is Mr Bucknell in a Tenerife airport bar as we waited for our delayed flight! I had not planned to be with the company this long but have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Newton’s and can’t imagine working with a better group of people both internally and the wider Newton family comprised of some excellent NSBC’s.

Outside of work I am an ‘all the gear no idea’ kind of guy, I love trying new sports!

Toby Champion CSSW CSRT

Toby Champion CSSW CSRT

Commercial Director

I have been with Newtons since April 2006 and as Commercial Director my job role is a multifaceted one in that I provide support and input in to the sales, technical, training and marketing teams as well as helping Warren with the day to day commercial aspects of the business.

When I am not at work I am generally busy running my 2 children around to the various activities they are involved in. I have a sporting background which includes athletics, football, cricket and golf. I really enjoy socialising with family and friends and when we are entertaining at home. I enjoy taking my turn in the kitchen to cook some good food and choose a good bottle of wine or two to wash it down with!

Richard Crossley CSSW WDS ACABE

Richard Crossley CSSW WDS ACABE

Technical Director

I joined the Newtonites in 2014 and with 28 years of experience in the design, manufacture, and supply industry I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of heading up the Newton technical department. As a Design Engineer and having sat on numerous industry technical committees, including the current 2022 rewrite of the BS8102, I hope my experience and knowledge filters down to the design department. Likewise, having spent time on the tools, working alongside the site services team is a great way of ensuring our system designs are technically robust.

When not working I love being outdoors x-country cycling, running, walking and leading the local Scout troop. I try to spend as much free time as possible with my wife and 2 children where we enjoy time in the garden, surrounding countryside or trips to mountains and beaches.

James Hughes

James Hughes

Marketing Director

I was fortunate to join Newton in 2015, and since then my role has been a varied and exciting one, ensuring that Newton expands on it’s presence in the UK market.

I have a BA in English Literature and an MSc in Marketing, as well as a lifelong passion for rugby.

I enjoy spending as much of my spare time as possible with my wife and my young son, and I also love travelling, charity fundraising challenges, running, and walking in the great Kent countryside with my dog.

David Bucknell CSSW

David Bucknell CSSW

Director

I first became involved with structural waterproofing in 1996 as a regional manager for a national company and then as a co-owner of a specialist waterproofing company based in the Southern England. Before joining Newton in 2004, I formed my own business consulting company on failed waterproofing and went on to own a company that specialised in suppling waterproofing products. Since joining the company, I have been on the committee for the re-write of BS8102:2009 and in 2014 I was a member of the NHBC Structural Waterproofing Task Group writing the new NHBC standards for Structural Waterproofing.

Steve Watts

Steve Watts

Business Development Manager

My career started with a small family run waterproofing manufacturer where my role was sales office manager. After meeting my wife, I moved up north and joined a supplier of construction accessories, before moving into the distribution of specialist construction products. Now in 2021, 12 years later, I find myself in the wonderful and exciting world of Newton Waterproofing as Business Development Manager.

In my spare time it’s all about family, going for walks and enjoying the simple things in life. I have a love of sport particularly football and cricket and enjoy watching my son play. I also coach his football team. We are also season ticket holders of the mighty Leeds United.

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Ben Longman

Sales Manager

I joined the construction accessories industry in 2012 working for a national supplier before moving to a specialist construction chemicals distributor in 2015.

In 2021 after six great years, I joined the Newton Waterproofing team as Sales Manager.

I spend my spare time with my wife and daughter at our allotments, getting the guitar out on occasion, watching football with my family, and of course enjoying a few ciders & BBQs along the way. Lovely job.

Vince Tansey CSSW CTIS CSRT

Vince Tansey CSSW CTIS CSRT

Technical Training Manager

I joined Newton in 2019 with over 35 years of experience in the waterproofing industry. Before joining Newton, I ran my own construction company, specialising in the installation of Newton Waterproofing products and systems.

As such, I have known the guys at Newton for a very long time and I am very pleased to have joined the Newton family. Outside of work, I enjoy watching F1 racing and catching up on the Football.

Aimee-Jayne Goodes CSSW

Aimee-Jayne Goodes CSSW

Design Manager

I have worked at Newton Waterproofing Systems since 2011 and have enjoyed the steep learning curve that ground waterproofing presents, one which my degree course prepared me for extremely well. With my Honours Degree in Architecture from Portsmouth University, I am responsible for the drawn technical output from the Technical Team. This involves one-to-one discussion and design with architects and engineers as well as updating our products technical drawings and details.

It is incredibly fulfilling to take a call, receive drawings by email and to fully specify a robust waterproofing design to BS8102:2009, knowing I was instrumental in providing a dry basement for the client. When I am not hard at working creating technical drawings using AutoCAD, I enjoy baking, walking the dog and running for charity.

Dan Gilmour CSSW

Dan Gilmour CSSW

Senior Technical Manager

When I left school, I started working with a small family run building company as a labourer and learning various trades in the industry, where I soon progressed on to running my own jobs.

After ten years I decided to take some time out and went travelling around the world for nearly two years, meeting some great people and experiencing many different cultures. On my return I met my wonderful wife and we now have two fantastic children.

I also then spent 15 years working for a timber and damp proofing company and gained my CSSW qualification this year. Although I only joined Newton in November 2016 as a Technical Manager, luckily, I’ve known the guys here for many years.

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Reece Catt CSSW

Senior Design Manager

I joined the Newton Team in 2015 after having spent 6 years in the construction industry, the majority of which has been in the builder’s merchants’ sector. I am fortunate to be part of the Technical Team here at Newton and the challenges presented to us daily make for an interesting and varied role.

Outside of work you can usually find me near a football match, either watching Crystal Palace FC as I am a lifelong fan or coaching the beautiful game as I currently hold an FA license and coach the Tunbridge Wells Foresters Ladies team, which is sponsored by Newton Waterproofing Systems.

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Jack Newman CSSW

Design Manager

After studying at London Southbank University and graduating with a HNC qualification in Construction, I started at Newton’s in 2019 as a Trainee Technical Advisor. I’m now a Design Manager and spend my day assisting clients with waterproofing designs, providing best advice as per the BS 8102:2009 and providing project-specific drawings and specification packs.

When I’m not at work, I like to spend time with my girlfriend and family. I also enjoy being out on my motorbike with friends and mountain biking.

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Nydia Jara

Design Assistant

Having joined Newton in September 2020 as a Design Assistant, my role primarily revolves around working within the Technical Team, creating new technical datasheets, and updating solution sheets.

I have a 2:1 degree in Architecture from Portsmouth University and can speak fluent Spanish as I’m part Puerto Rican and Chilean. I’m quite musical, having been trained in choir and playing ukulele. When I have time, I like to play video games on my Nintendo Switch or watch a new series on Netflix or BBC iPlayer.

Antoinette Duffy

Antoinette Duffy

Office Manager

My Employment at Newton Waterproofing Systems began in October 2012 when the Company had just moved to Tonbridge from London. I had just moved from Ireland to a small village not so far away called Wrotham (pronounced Rootam). I had previously worked for a Global Publishing Company for 12 years and wondered how I would slot in with Newtons and Waterproofing.

From day one, I was made to feel very welcome and it wasn’t long before I was in the swing of it, workwise and social wise with this great company. My day-to-day roles include sales and customer Care. I also assist the Technical Team in booking travel/flights/hotels etc… And I motivate the Newton team with Chocolate Freddos when necessary! Outside of work, I love to travel, dress up, sky dive (just once) and socialise.

Rebecca Woodley

Rebecca Woodley

Customer Sales Advisor

I started working at Newton Waterproofing Systems in October 2012. As Sales Advisor I take calls from customers and process sales orders, I also order the office stationery, organise hospitality for clients, assist in coordinating training and carry out general administration for the office. I am also the CPD (Continuous Professional Development) & Training Co-Ordinator.

Outside of work, I have a keen interest in fitness, and I like to go out for brunch with my friends and spend time with my family and dog, Buddy.

Liam Newton

Liam Newton

Sales/Logistics Advisor

I joined Newton’s in 2012, having previously worked in the warehouse, picking orders and preparing stock. After quickly becoming a valued member of the team, I was fortunate enough to move into the office as Sales Advisor, taking calls and processing orders on Sage.

Outside of Newton’s, I am a keen guitar enthusiast, having recently taken up lessons and enjoy spending quality time with family and friends. Though ‘Newton’ by name, this is actually a lucky coincidence.

Teri Stride

Teri Stride

Commercial Sales Assistant

As the commercial sales assistant, my role mainly consists of assisting Toby, the Commercial Director, and liaising with customers regarding their orders. I joined Newton Waterproofing in 2014 and enjoy working here with the variety my role brings me.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time in the English countryside exploring with my husband and young son, usually stopping in the pub for a prosecco or two.

Vladimirs Abramenkovs

Vladimirs Abramenkovs

Purchasing Manager

I joined Newton in February 2020 as the Purchasing Manager, having previously worked for Anchor Bay Construction for several years. I sit within the Accounting Team, and my role involves identifying and procuring products that Newton requires from new and more cost-effective suppliers, in order to provide our customers with competitively priced waterproofing products.

In my time off, I like to practice my kickboxing or spend time with my three children. We enjoy visits to the cinema and walking our chihuahua, Caesar.

Finlay Hollyer

Finlay Hollyer

Financial Controller

After joining Newton in 2019, I completed my accounting apprenticeship in 2020 and I’m now Financial Controller here at Newton. I am currently on a 3-year course through Distance Learning to achieve my ACCA qualification and then I will be a fully qualified chartered accountant.

As a big foodie, I love cooking and eating food and I’m also fluent in Spanish.

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Ben Barnett

Accounts Assistant

I joined Newton in September 2020 on a one-year apprenticeship scheme training for my AAT qualification in Accounting. As part of my apprenticeship, I attend West Kent College once a week to study.

Before starting my apprenticeship, I attended Hillview Sixth Form. I am teaching myself how to cook and my favourite food is pizza. When I’m not studying for my qualification, I enjoy going to the gym and watching Netflix, or football, as I’m a Fulham F.C. supporter.

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Murray Sutherland

Accounts Apprentice

After serving as a Chef in the Royal Navy in my mid-twenties, I have made a change to my career by starting a one-year Accounting apprenticeship at Newton to achieve my AAT qualification. As part of my apprenticeship, I attend North Kent College once a week to study.

When I am not at work, I like to make up for the time I lost whilst at sea by spending time with my friends and family. I am a keen gardener, growing seasonal vegetables year-round in my back garden. I also enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, such as kayaking and cycling.

Lucy Playter

Lucy Playter

Digital Marketing Executive

With a degree in Business and Marketing from Bournemouth University, I began my career as a Sales and Marketing intern at Nintendo, before spending two years gaining experience in a small marketing agency in Ashford. I started my role here at Newton Waterproofing in March 2019, which involves monitoring the company’s online presence, including our website content and online directories, working on SEO and collaborating with our external marketing agency.

Outside of work I like to travel and explore as much as possible, preferably in my old Talbot Express campervan! I am happiest when reading a good book, throwing clay at pottery class or watching a new series on Netflix.

Louise Hook

Louise Hook

Marketing & Business Administration Assistant

I was fortunate enough to join Newton in September 2021 as a marketing and business administrator assistant apprentice! I previously worked as a waitress/bartender for nearly a year while studying as a full-time student in photography. I then left my waitressing job, left my photography college course, completed a traineeship in London, and found a new job at Newton instead!

In my spare time, I enjoy reading on my kindle, spending time with my boyfriend, making candles and wax melts, and riding motorbikes with my mother.

James Newton

James Newton

Marketing Advisor

I began working for Newtons first in 1990, when it was based in South London, and when both the product range and the size of the team were a fraction of what they are now ! Since 1998 I have lived in the West of Ireland, and pursued the careers of Counselling and Social Care Work (with adults with intellectual disabilities).

I re-joined Newtons on a part time basis in 2014, processing and sending out Leads Logs, and I currently enjoy working as part of the dynamic teams that Newtons now is. One of my current roles is monitoring calls, and I am consistently impressed by the high standard of commitment and professionalism given by the Newtons team. I live in a beautiful place near the sea in South County Galway, with my wonderful wife, and our two teenage daughters. I enjoy playing piano (classical and jazz), sea kayaking, and I am also training for my black belt in Aikido.

Dean Coster

Dean Coster

Warehouse Manager

I have been with Newton Waterproofing Systems since 2011, during which time the warehouse team has doubled due to the fantastic growth in sales and the variety of products offered.

Moving to the new site in Tonbridge gave us the opportunity to set things up as we wanted them and gave us the space to grow.

When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and children and exploring in my self-converted Renault Trafic campervan!

Tom Hogben

Tom Hogben

Warehouse Operative

I joined Newtons in 2012 and I’d say the best thing about working for the company is having happy colleagues! My working day includes picking orders and packing stock.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, getting a new tattoo or watching Ice Hockey.

Nathan Conroy

Nathan Conroy

Warehouse Operative

I joined Newton Waterproofing in February 2017 as part of the Warehouse team. I like interacting with our customers when they visit the warehouse and particularly enjoy my involvement in the Membrane Recycling Service. In the warehouse we receive the bags of waste membrane from our NSBCs and then put it through the chipper before it gets sent off to be made into construction products, achieving a closed-loop recycling process.

When I am not at work, I am a keen football fan and can be found watching Chelsea FC whenever there is a game on. I also like Marvel, Harry Potter and video gaming.

Johnathan Jones

Johnathan Jones

Warehouse Operative

I originally started working for Newton when I was 17, until 2 years later when I moved up North and worked for Heineken as an engineer for the machines in the brewery. But I couldn’t stay away from the Newton family and rejoined the company in 2016.

I have my Security Guard badge, so occasionally I will do security work in my spare time. Otherwise, I have a keen interest in motorbikes and own both a Honda 125 and a Triumph Bonneville.

Jarek Grzywacz

Jarek Grzywacz

Delivery Driver

Before joining Newton Waterproofing in summer 2018, I worked as a forklift driver at a security company in Tonbridge. I enjoy my role in the warehouse, as I am predominantly out delivering products to customers and my days are always varied.

I am a keen support of Juventus FC and enjoy watching MMA Fights. When I am not watching sports, I like to spend time with my children.

Andy 'AJ' Wells

Andy ‘AJ’ Wells

Delivery Driver

I joined Newton in January 2018 as a delivery driver and occasionally I will work in the warehouse picking orders and packing stock. The team here are great and I love working here.

When I’m not at work, I like to spend my time socialising with my friends in the pub and watching Manchester United. I also enjoy a game of golf in the nicer weather.

Austen Lines

Austen Lines

Delivery Driver

Having joined Newton in April 2018, my role is quite varied and involves many tasks around the warehouse, from picking orders to packing stock.

When I am not at work, I like to spend time with my two children and watch football. My son and I both support Manchester United and like to watch a Tonbridge Angels game when we can.

David Williams

David Williams

Delivery Driver

I joined Newton Waterproofing in 2021, with several years of experience as a delivery driver for an animal feed company.

I am a big Rugby fan, and play for Edenbridge Rugby team. I also enjoy horse riding, and I used to be a horse trainer. In my downtime, I like to spend time with my family and friends at my local pub.

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