Rawdon Optical

Management Team

Reporting to the board are a knowledgeable, well trained management team with long standing experience within their fields.

Here are some of the team:

Scott Pearson – General Manager
October 1995 – present

In October 1995 Scott started at Rawdon as a machine operator and learnt about ophthalmic production before quickly progressing into system development and administration.
While working with and alongside experienced lab and scientific professionals he has been able to pick up knowledge in all sectors and so able to adapt his skills to cover many business areas and requests within a busy laboratory.
He’s become highly skilled in Freeform technology and his role today is to pursue the technological revolution to ensure Rawdon keeps up to date with further advances, as well as give technical advice to customers.
Scott now take the business forward to develop systems and products to keep up with demand and technology.

Andrew Marshall – Workshop Manager
2004 – present

With 37 years in the optical industry Andrew has a vast amount of know-how and runs Rawdon’s busy glazing department with accuracy and efficiency.

Having started with a small independent in 1977 and progressing to Manager until the store closed in 2004. Moving to Rawdon in 2004 has given him further opportunity to add to his abilities and now runs the laboratory and progressed to Workshop Manager in 2006.

Peter Thompson – Surfacing Production Manager

2000 – present

Through hard work and dedication over the past 14 years Peter has recently been promoted to Digital Surfacing Production Manager. He oversees work flow, control maintenance, calibration of the digital surfacing machines and quality of the lenses produced in his department.


Diane Callaghan – Customer Care Manager
1995 – present

Diane started at Rawdon as a lab technician and with training, support and hard work progressed into the expanding MAR coating department. She has gained a wealth of knowledge in all areas of ophthalmic lens processing and now heads up the Customer Care Team at Rawdon with a focus on building great customer relations and an effective customer service department.

Craig Sandvig – Area Sales Manager

Started 2014

Since starting as a glazing technician in 1990, for an independent optician in Lancashire, Craig has gained a huge amount of practice experience and industry product knowledge.
Working his way up to glazing manager and through to dispensing and practice management with independent opticians has given him a great insight into practice life.
During his 8 years with Sinclair Optical he’s acquiring great experience within sales in the manufacturing side of optics which he also brings to Rawdon and their customers.