Richard is responsible for Castings Technology International’s global business activities. Following his successful completion of a Mechanical & Production Engineering HNC at Leicester DeMontfort University in 1985, he went on to gain a BSc (Hons.) degree in the same disciplines from the Open University; graduating in 1996. A time-served mechanical engineer, Richard has primarily worked in the aerospace and rotating equipment sectors; specialising in change management and lean deployment with specific experience in complex machining, high-performance engineered coatings, capital equipment manufacture and latterly, castings.
Utilising his diversity of experience, from operations to personnel management, Richard has been responsible for steering companies towards world class levels of performance recognised by a number of prestigious awards – including several Queens Awards and, in 2009, a British Quality Foundation Excellence Award.