Group Sales Director
A close friend of Simon’s, Steve has been an integral part of their joint success at Freeway, ACG and now at Rebound. He began his electronics career as a buyer at JPM before graduating to becoming Purchasing Manager and Materials Manager. He was the Sales Director at the previously mentioned companies and now has worldwide responsibility for the sales operations of the group.
Simon cofounded Rebound, with Steve Madley, in 2003 following the successful sale of Freeway Electronics to ACG Technologies, a German quoted company. Reputedly one of the most entrepreneurial minds in the electronic components supply industry, his success is based on his purchasing and materials management skills acquired in his time at Abacus Electronics. He went on to become one of the most successful sales executives at the franchised distributors, Abacus Electronics and Polar Electronics, before setting up Freeway Electronics in 1989 and leading it to £40M before its sale. He began his working life as a store man.
Stephen M. Griffiths
Stephen joined Rebound in 2006, managing the finance and support functions across the group. He is also responsible for business development in Central and Eastern Europe and the Far East.
Educated at the University of Wales (BA Hons. in German) and as a Chartered Management Accountant, Stephen worked at Rowntree Macintosh, now Nestle, before moving to Germany in 1980.
After several years as CFO at the Global Distributor, Ingram Micro, Stephen joined Rebound and now supports our business on a worldwide basis.