Agon Systems core values demand the highest standards of quality in everything we do; from the smallest components used in our products through to customer service and support. Behind these values is a vastly experienced and passionate management team, committed to ensuring Agon Systems is at the forefront of the EAS industry.
Sean WelchCEO of the Agon Group
Sean has over 20 years’ experience in the EAS industry and founded one of the first independent EAS businesses in the UK in 1994. Over the next 10 years, the business grew to one of the most successful in the UK and as a result was the subject of a multi-million pound acquisition by a company listed on The London Stock Exchange.
In 2008, Sean founded a new EAS company, based in the UK and operating throughout Europe. When the opportunity arose to acquire Agon Systems in Switzerland, Sean set about merging the two businesses and totally re-branded the company in 2014 to mark this exciting new chapter in its history.
Hans U LiechtiHead of Engineering and R&D
Hans began his EAS career in 1989 as Head of Test Procedures at Actron Security, before being promoted to Head of Quality Control. Actron was eventually sold to Checkpoint, where he stayed on and continued to work during the handover.
In 1997 Hans left Checkpoint and joined Agon Systems as Head of Engineering and R&D. His role is to ensure that Agon utilises high quality and high performing electronics to power its range of EAS systems. His role also requires him to ensure the strict quality control procedures that Agon has are implemented rigorously.
Hans has over 25 years’ experience of manufacturing and electronic development experience in the EAS industry. Hans also speaks fluent German, English and French.
Tony McCreanneyHead of Sales
After a couple of years out of the working world taking it easy following the sale of a successful property business, Tony started working at Agon Systems in 2016.
Having known Agon's MD Sean Welch personally for a number of years, Tony was so impressed when he heard of the results from retailers using the Concept Tag that he subsequently joined the company.
He now works to grow the Concept Tag brand internationally and build the number of global retailers using this revolutionary technology.
Andrew DyerHead of Technical Support
Andrew has been a valued member of the Agon team since May 2015, when he joined as an installation engineer. He is responsible for project management on all installation works as well as managing the engineering and technical support teams.
He has worked in the electronic security industry for over 15 years, after serving an apprenticeship with a company specializing in security and fire alarms and CCTV systems. He then moved to the south to pursue a new challenge with JD Sports, working in electronic security and EAS, before joining Agon.
Elaine AllenOperations Manager
Elaine has been a valued member of the management team since October 2018, and her remit is to analyse and improve Agon’s organisational processes and improve quality, productivity and efficiency.
This includes high-level HR duties, such as attracting talent, improving organizational processes, and developing a culture to motivate and inspire the Agon team.
Vastly experienced, she previously worked as Admissions Registrar at a leading private school, and then as HR & Operations Manager at a firm of solicitors.
Hannah HollandMarketing Manager
Hannah has over 20 years’ experience in marketing, having worked in both the public and the private sector. She has a wide range of previous experience, from roles at some of the UK’s leading universities, where she specialised in international marketing and recruitment, to running the marketing and admission department in a private girls’ school, to heading up marketing and membership for a National Governing Body of sport.
Hannah’s strengths are multi-faceted, and she has an excellent understanding across all areas of marketing. She’s a great strategist and is keen to form strong relationships and partnerships with customers and suppliers alike. Highly motivated, fair, honest and determined, she enjoys working with people and delivering the best for the organisation she is part of.
Hannah is looking forward to making a difference at Agon Systems and being involved in the continued global success of the revolutionary Concept Tag.