Heighway Pinball Team
|Andrew Heighway – Managing Director / CEO
Andrew has spent his life playing pinball and has more than 13 years experience in the pinball industry. Andrew says: “Over the years, my passion for pinball has gotten stronger and stronger. With the decline of pinball over the years, rather than accept its fate, I chose to understand the reasons behind its demise. With no products in the market to satisfy operators and budget-conscious collectors, I saw a huge gap in the market for a quality product that was affordable, reliable, easy-to-service and packed with enough innovation and technology to re-invent pinball and bring it into the 21st Century. I believe my company has the ideas and the skillset needed to fulfil my personal mission statement – to make pinball mainstream again”.
|Dave Sanders – Chief Game Designer
Dave has devoted much of his life to studying pinball history, and has designed more than seventy games for the ‘Visual Pinball’ platform.Dave joined Heighway Pinball and moved to real pinball design, and is regarded as a master in ‘pinball shot geometry’. Dave has designed Heighway Pinball’s first game, ‘Full Throttle’ and is responsible for all design matters at the company.
|Brian Dominy – Chief Software Programmer
Brian has over 15 years experience in embedded programming, writing device drivers, operating systems, and networking protocols for the telecommunications industry.Brian is the founder and primary contributor to the FreeWPC project, which began in 2005 and allows for new custom software to be written for older pinball machines.Brian is a competitive pinball player and is responsible for providing all the software programming that drives Heighway’s pinball machines.
|James Rees – Senior Design Engineer
James brings a wealth of skill and experience as a design engineer, to the company.With a passion for all aspects of gaming, James is responsible for designing, creating and developing all of the components on our pinball games.
|Russell Speak – Media & Game Producer
Russell joined Heighway Pinball as ‘Game Producer’ following many years designing pinball machines for the ‘Future Pinball’ platform.As well as producing Heighway Pinball’s games, Russell is also responsible for the media and lighting packages that feature in the company’s games.
|John Matthews – Marketing/Graphic Designer
After graduating back in 2008 with BA (HONS) in Graphic Communication, John developed a wide range of skills in branding, marketing and social media. John designs marketing material for the company and is in charge of the company’s social media strategy.
|Sandor Orosz – Production Manager
Sandor is a recent addition to the team. Sandor has a passion for the technical aspects of pinball machines and he joins the company as a pinball technican. Sandor is concentrating on pinball machine prototyping and building.