Personal Details

As a consultant:

Business formed January 2000 as Emral Ltd..

Previous Experience:

1998-9 DuPont Polyester Films, Wilton, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, UK

1984-98 ICI Polyester, Wilton, including 7 month assignment to ICI Films, Hopewell, Virginia, USA.

1980-3 ICI Plastics Division, Welwyn Garden City, including 1 year secondment to Cranfield Institute of Technology

A record of achievement, innovation and leadership with 20 years experience in plastics and polyester film research and engineering. I brought a fundamental approach using theory and practice, and developed computer models to analyse and solve problems in production, technical applications and research.


University of Cambridge - Trinity College: Oct 1973 - Jan 1980

Bachelor of Arts (1st class) - Natural Sciences Tripos (Physics)

Ph D in Physics (Cavendish Laboratory)

Professional Affiliations:

Member, Institute of Physics (IOP), Chartered Physicist.

Member, Institute of Materials.

IOP Printing, Papermaking and Packaging Group Committee member

Chartered Engineer application in progress.


Winner of DuPont 2000 Engineering Excellence Award as team member for "Zero Bend Mill Reel Core Design for DuPont Teijin Films Line D53 at Dumfries, Scotland".

Highly commended (ie 2nd place), ICI Physics in Action award, 1993.

PRI Gold Medal Publication Award 1986, for "The Application of Instrumented Falling Weight Impact Techniques to the study of Toughness in Thermoplastics" by D.C. Leach, D.R. Moore and D.P. Jones.

Computer Packages:

Microsoft Office: Word, Powerpoint, Excel.

Lotus Smartsuite: 1-2-3, Freelance Graphics, AmiPro, WordPro.

Lotus Notes.

SigmaPlot, Statistica, Mathcad,


Some knowledge of FORTRAN, BASIC, UNIX, ASYST, Statgraphics.


Worked with colleagues, customers and suppliers in USA, Germany, Holland, France, Japan and Brazil

Languages: knowledge of French, some limited German and Spanish.


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