Honours Class 2.1 Electronics, Telecommunications and Computers.
ONC Electrical Engineering
2 "A" Level GCEs Physics and Maths (Pure & Applied)
7 "O" Level GCEs
EMPLOYMENT SUMMARY from 1961 to 1994 COSSOR ELECTRONICS LTD HARLOW ESSEX
A high technology, defence and civilian, professional electronic equipment design, development, manufacture, installation and support company. Started as an apprentice, graduated, progressed through most engineering posts to senior management grade then specialised in safety. Ultimately became responsible for all aspects of Product, Occupational and Environmental safety, across the whole Company, then 2500 persons turning over about £60M.
1993 - 1994 Company Safety Manager.
Product safety design consultant, product hazard and risk assessor, incident co-ordinator. Occupational health and safety manager responsible for all aspects of workplace safety and of unit consisting of part time doctor, full time nurse and company wide network of first aiders, fire marshals and safety representatives
Key duties, to provide safety advice at all levels across the company, carry out workplace, product and process safety audits, liaise with all external safety authorities and maintain all policy and procedural manuals in accordance with current law, regulations and standards. Radiation safety Advisor with the appointment of subordinate radiation safety supervisors.
1990 - 1993 Product Safety Co-ordinator
Design safety advisor, product safety assessor, incident co-ordinator and radiation safety officer (Nuclear and microwave). Key duties, to adapt entire product range to suit increased company liability re “strict product liability legislation” and develop Company procedures in respect of increased statutory accountability of staff and directors. Radiation Protection Supervisor as company holdings of radioactive isotopes increased.
1984 - 1990 Established Designs Manager
Design services manager for all company products in production or subject to customer support obligations post production. Successfully set up a then novel method of computer based cost controls in order to manage a very large annual support budget. Safety came to dominate this work due to EEC driven changes in safety law which necessitated extensive private study, courses and a great many professional legal consultations (courses were not then available for everything). This then led to the later career shift above especially the following. Radiation safety officer (HF, VHF, UHF, Laser, Microwave and Nuclear). (Special courses for this work dependent on Atomic Physics and Quantum Mechanics components of Surrey Honours Degree course.) Registered Radiation Worker (NRPB dosimeter badge holder and “Qualified person”).
1979 - 1984 Development Project Manager
Main project, UK MoD (Army) Tactical Teleprinter, through development, customer acceptance (including Tempest) field trials, manufacture and customer support. The engineering team size peaked at around 40 (professional staff) with a contract value of about࿔ £15M. Direct Liaison with MoD Procurement Executive. The product is scheduled to remain in service at least until year 2000.
1973 - 1979 Principal Engineer
Main projects were HF communications equipment developments principally for the Admiralty's ship to shore systems. Consultant to Admiralty Surface Weapons Establishment in respect of ionospheric multipath propagation modem performance improvements. Other related projects included multiple diversity exploiting systems (aimed at submarines), cryptographic and advanced radio equipment, heavily involving direct liaison with GCHQ. All Official Secrets Act considerations now lapsed. One patent filed and key to product range.
1971 - 1973 Senior Engineer
Instrument Landing System design and development, used on Jaguar, Buccaneer and Phantom initially then Tornado and more recently Harrier. UHF, VHF and precision analogue circuit design and development through to and including production and customer support. Product still in production (as at 1994).
1967 - 1971 Electronics Engineer
Design and development of a range of secondary surveillance radar transponders for civil and military use plus test and calibration equipment for ATC (Air Traffic Control) IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) ILS (Instrument Landing Systems) and VOR (VHF Omni-direction Range/bearing) mainly for airfield use. Two patents filed and key to product ranges.
1961 - 1967 Indentured Apprentice (Student)
Long, old style training programme including University later but spending time actually working in every main Company department. The Company then was Cossor Radar and Electronics Ltd and was still known for its primary radar and instruments, (especially oscilloscopes). Extensive machine shop training and day release to Harlow Technical College leading to ONC in engineering with evening classes in Technical Drawing in support. This was part of the standard apprenticeship at Cossor but the opportunity to switch to University based student apprenticeship came with success at this stage.
GENERAL Date of Birth 4th June 1943
Good health record, Non smoker.
Full clean driving licence.
Owner occupier, near Stansted Airport.
Computers, works habitually with PC Word Processor. Also extensive usage of Dbase II & IIIplus, Lotus 123, Autosketch, Harvard Graphics, SafeChem, MicroCoshh, CHIP and IBM PC/VM Bond into mainframe MRP and Artemis.
An extensive metal and woodworking workshop is used for a range of modelling interests financed by wood turning sold through local craft fairs. The wood for this is local and typically storm felled, home converted and seasoned. Various village fund raising activities are supported by membership of community association committees and working groups and until recently chaired the executive committee of a scout group.