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Association Officers:

Chairman: Jennipher Marshall-Jenkinson
  Jennipher Marshall-Jenkinson has been a qualified home economist for many years, spending the first half of her career working with the dairy industry. Marriage took her to live in Australia for 5 years, where she helped to set up the highly successful 'Microwave Information Council of Australia' (MICA). Since being back in the UK Jennipher has become one of Britain's microwave cookery experts and has also helped to set up Britain's largest digital imaging company - DirekTek Distribution Limited, for whom she was Company and Finance Director. She has been short listed by the small business bureau as 'Business Woman of the Year', has been vice-chair of the Hillingdon Business Women's Network, bulletin secretary for the UKHEF and Chairman and Finance Officer of the Microwave Technologies Association from 1996 - 1999 and continues the Chairmanship again from 2003 - 2019.
Since 2006 Jennipher has also been Director of the travel companies 'Chile Inside Out', 'Good Mountain Guides', runs her own healthy eating company - ‘Seriously Food’ and her latest cook-book - Microwave Magic - The Art of 21st Century Cooking, has won The Peoples Book Prize..

Editor of Newsletter 'Highlights': Greg Hooper
  Greg Hooper is a Microwave & Thermal Process Specialist in the Department of Food Manufacturing Technologies at Campden BRI. He joined Campden BRI in 1990 having gained a BSc in Applied Science (Physics & Chemistry) from Sheffield City Polytechnic. Greg's areas of expertise include thermal imaging and domestic microwave heating for food applications. His main responsibilities include microwave research, consultancy and training in which he has been involved for over twenty five years. He was instrumental in setting up the microwave heating category rating system used in the U.K. Greg also manages the section involved with microwave product, packaging and instruction development services and assists several large U.K. retailers and their suppliers with the development of heating instructions for their products. As a recognised specialist in his field, Greg is invited to deliver microwave courses internationally, write articles for the trade press and present papers at international conferences.

Past Chairman and Past Information Officer: Jenny Webb
  Jenny Webb has been a member of the MTA since its inauguration in 1978 and twice held the Chairmanship. She was Chairman of the IEC 59K committee which dealt with cooking appliances and microwave ovens and of the UK Microwave Working Group. A UK pioneer of microwave she was a prolific broadcaster and has written numerous articles and books on the subject.

Technical Officer and Past Chairman: Gordon Andrews

Gordon Andrews has been an active MTA member since its inauguration in 1978, initially representing Litton Microwave Cooking Products where for ten years he was Technical Manager Europe. In this capacity he was responsible for their technical related business activities, including British Standards Technical Committee membership, regular US factory liaison for local design requirements and international product safety agency approvals, plus set-up and management of Litton’s extensive after-sales service operations throughout Europe.

In 1983 Gordon established GAMA Microwave Technology to provide an independent industry source for supplying microwave appliance engineering design services, and practical food heating technology assistance. During the early 1990’s Gordon became involved with advanced combination oven developments and introduction of the even-heating, no-limitation, mode resonator microwave system; which is currently being used in consumer, commercial catering & bakery ovens, and recently introduced foodservice combination-steamer equipment.

During his career Gordon has maintained MTA membership, being Technical Officer throughout, and promoting the benefits of microwave use through conference presentations, numerous industry publications, together with radio and TV interviews. He has represented the Association at British Standards Technical Committee meetings, the UK Government (MAFF) Microwave Working Party, and many other food industry related events.

Gordon was Chairman 1989 to 1990 during the adverse media microwave oven and microwave food safety periods, and held Joint Chairmanship with Jenny Webb 1994 to 1995.

Past Chairman: Lisa Amy Jones

Manage all Home Economics and Publishing activities within R&D department.
Manage Small Appliance Product Development (Concept to Launch).
Project Manage high value, low volume customer account.
Technical Author.
Multi language printed matter design, development and print.
Company presentations and cookery demonstrations up to President level.
Held committee post on the Household Appliance section of the British Standards Institute.
Past Chair of the Microwave Technologies Association.