Process Industries Division


Process Industries Division is concerned industries where the primary production processes are either continuous or batch produced.

Examples of the process industries include food, beverages, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, petroleum/oil & gas, ceramics, base metals, coal, plastics, rubber, textiles, tobacco, wood and wood products, paper and paper products, water and wastewater, etc.

Process Industries Division is a focus for members, as well as other national and international bodies, who are concerned with or working in mechanical engineering within the process industry.

Process Division Board

Mr James Bridge CEng FIMechE - Chair


Dr Tim Fox CEng FIMechE - Vice Chair and Chair of the Food & Drink Engineering Committee

Independent Consultant 

Eur Ing Graham Leason CEng FIMechE - Vice Chair

Director & Consultant, Tech-A Ltd

Process Division Board members

Mr Masoud Bagherzadeh CEng MIMechE

Senior Static Equipment Engineer, Fluor Ltd

Mr Allan Barton

Global Business Leader Resources and Waste, Arup

Mr Oliver Butler CEng FIMechE

General Manager - LNG Market Development,  Shell International E&P

Mr Andrew Clifton

The Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGTTO) 

Technical Activity Committees

The Division has six Technical Activity Committees (TACs):

The TACs are key to the success of the division as are the regional centres, which provide lectures, seminars, conferences and others events for members.

The TAC committees:

  • Liaise with internal divisions and groups, regions and external bodies to provide the Institution's focus within their field
  • Promote best practice
  • Provide a forum for the dissemination of information through events and publications
  • Support Institution members in their activities
  • Promote education and training and continuing professional development and seek opportunities to provide the Institution's opinion on relevant topics

Find out more about the Process Industries Division's TACs.

The division also has two regional centres in the North West and Humberside.

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Process Industries Division events

Governance and resources

  • Bulk Materials Handling Committee

    Focuses on technology transfer, exchange of information and ideas, and the dissemination of best engineering knowledge and practice in the bulk materials handling industry.

  • Food and Drink Engineering Committee

    Covers the entire food and drink supply chain from producer to consumer, with particular concern for the engineering related aspects.