Raymond became a chartered engineer in 1976 and has been involved with the Germany Group (as founding Chair) and has been Regional Chair for Europe since 2016. He is also a PRI Interviewer and has been heavily involved with Formula Student for some years, judging Business Presentations both in Silverstone and Hockenheim with his son, Philip . More recently he has also acted as a phase one judge for the Home Automation Challenge competition.
He has worked for a machine tool company since 1970 with involvement in early implementation of CNC controls and laser cutting technology, having lived outside the UK since 1977, first in Australia for 8 years and then in Germany and, briefly, in Belgium.
As Regional Manager and Product Manager he still travels widely throughout Europe and the Middle East and liaises with the global development team in the USA, Germany, India and China.
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