Meet the team
Colin Overton - CEO
Colin, our Managing Director at Knight Optical started the company over 26 years ago after getting involved in the John McArthur microscope, a simple handheld device designed for saving lives in Africa, identifying simple diseases and treating them quickly and effectively.
Colin developed the Company into a leading position where quality and service is second to none. By making a large investment in people and a state of the art Metrology Laboratory Colin created the blueprint for success, where highly qualified technical advisers develop long-lasting partnerships with our customers backed by the best technicians anywhere.
In early 2015 Colin took his expertise to open the USA office and introduced Knight Optical’s unique blend of expertise and dedication. Leading from the front, the USA office is already gaining customers exponentially who enjoy Colin’s dedication and enthusiasm.
A keen carp fisherman with a personal best of 58lb.
Anna Overton - Director & Head of HR
Anna is an HR specialist with many years experience. She has helped to build the company over the years by steering the recruitment strategy and building up the structure and teams that we have today. Anna has personally put in place the resources and skills necessary to build the USA operation.
Anna loves spending time with her family and dogs as well as escaping into a good book.
Curtis Manley - European Sales Manager
Curtis heads up the technical sales team at Knight Optical HQ based in the UK. Curtis graduated from university in 2007 with a Masters degree in Physics with Astrophysics. He has strong beliefs in building successful partnerships with customers, helping to support their needs and developing optical products to enhance customer instruments. Curtis is a proud father of 3 and in his spare time has a passion for Egyptian history, science and new technologies.