Ian has been a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the IMechE for 25 years, becoming a Fellow in 2011. He is also a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Having graduated in engineering from Imperial College, London in 1986 with a B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering his early career spanned Automotive and Process Industries with Ford Motor Company and then Imperial Chemical Industries.
Following an MBA at Warwick Business School Ian returned to automotive with Lucas Aftermarket but soon moved onto Aerospace where he has spent the last 20 years.
During his career in Aerospace Ian has carried out a number of senior Operations and Programme roles within Lucas Aerospace, Smiths Aerospace and Meggitt plc. Having joined Meggitt initially to create the Operations Excellence group function and embed Strategic Sourcing into the business he became President of Meggitt Polymers & Composites, a division with over 2000 employees, facilities in the UK and US and a broad customer base.
Ian is now CEO of Advanced Laser Technology Ltd. An innovative technology company based in Manchester.
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