Bob was formerly President of SAMPE International and a GKN Aerospace Executive. A ‘leading authority’ in Aerospace Composites and Manufacturing Engineering Technology Bob previously was GKN’s Technical Sales Executive and Head of Manufacturing Technology at Westland Helicopters before becoming a consultant. He advises leading OEM’s such as Airbus, EADS and Alcoa and other leading aerospace manufacturing companies on strategy and technologies with respect to the composites and advanced materials fields and in particular specialises in the area of aerospace composites ‘out-of-autoclave’ technologies, processes and value engineering. Bob also works as a Consultant working on Market, Manufacturing & Design studies in European Aerospace Companies and on Business Development for High Technology European, Australian and US Corporations. Bob also conducts market and technical evaluation of companies. He has worked in the UK, USA, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, France & Spain.


  • Advanced Composites
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Manufacturing Technologies
  • Business Development
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Research & Development


  • GKN
  • Westland Helicopters
  • Smiths Industries
  • Quickstep
  • Rolls-Royce


  • BSc. Mechanical Engineering
  • Charted Engineer


  • Member of Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • SAMPE. International President 2007-8