The Industrial Team
Jonathan has 25 years of experience in commercialising technology in the international automotive, industrial and cleantech sectors, having held senior commercial and operational leadership positions in Federal-Mogul, Textron, and most recently, Ceres Power.
He is a Chartered Engineer with a bachelor’s degree in Materials Science & Technology from the University of Birmingham and a masters in Design, Manufacturing & Management from the University of Cambridge.
General Manager HFQ® Facility
Chris has 30+ years experience in automotive, having worked in senior positions within Tier 1s and OEMs. Including supply development Manager within BMW working with suppliers to reduce scrap and improve.
Chris has held senior SQA, General Management and Lean Enterprise positions. Instrumental in implementing global LEAN manufacturing resulting in £8m p/a savings. Recently delivered 17% increase in performance productivity for an Italian supply company.
Chief Engineer Applications
Previously led the Metallic Materials and Process Group at Lotus Engineering
John has built a strong, global reputation for his expertise on materials and process specification, design for manufacture, light-weighting and applied R&D.
John has been instrumental in the delivery of projects from niche Supercars for AML to steel bodied vehicles for China.
Chartered Engineer, Materials Graduate and Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
Chief Technical Officer
Alistair is a co-inventor of the HFQ® technology and joined ITL in 2013
He has worked in automotive, defence and nuclear power industries
Developed HFQ® production process from lab based technology
Project managed work packs valued at £4m
Chartered Engineer with a PhD from the University of Birmingham
Chief Computations Officer
Damian has a background in stress analysis and characterisation of complex materials
Prior to joining ITL he worked within defence
Damian has been lead analyst for £10m+ defence projects
Damian holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Silesian University of Technology and a PhD from Brunel University.
Simon’s previous experience in BIW engineering and, in particular, press tooling gives him a thorough understanding of where HFQ® technology can be applied to maximize its benefits to customers.
Along with a keen passion for perfection Simon is able to work alongside you throughout your light-weighting venture.
The Academic Team
Prof Jianguo Lin
Head of Mechanics of Materials – Imperial College
Jianguo has been the driving force behind the development of the HFQ® process and has developed significant know-how in the processing of hot and warm formed aluminium and steel. He currently heads the Mechanics of Materials division at Imperial, and previously was at Birmingham University. He is also visiting Professor at University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB).
To find out more about the HFQ® Technology and how the team can help you with your project please contact us.