Alan joined 42T as a Senior Consultant in 2015 and has since led some of our largest projects involving transfer to manufacture of a minimally-invasive disposable surgical instruments, improving the performance of ophthalmic surgical equipment, increasing the throughput of a single serve coffee production line and developing a novel high pressure industrial gas valve.
Whilst continuing to shape and deliver complex design and development projects in all business sectors, Alan now also leads the Mechanical Engineering and Design groups and is part of the Executive Management team involved in steering the company’s growth and strategy.
Alan holds a first-class master’s in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh and is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
“Engineering consultancy naturally allows for working on a wide range of projects, but 42T manages to combine that with working with great people in a supportive and energetic environment. The culture helps to create an excellent place in which it is encouraged to question ideas, take on challenging roles and use the expertise of the wider team to grow and develop as a consultant.
“When not at work, I can be found entertaining my young son, typically by exploring local wooded areas for the perfect muddy puddle or stick. We’ve also made big plans to go further afield later this year in search of a deep dark wood, and potentially a Gruffalo.”