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Dr Mark Swift

CTO, WMG centre HVM Catapult

Head of SME Programmes

Mark.Swift@warwick.ac.uk

What is your role?

I lead WMG’s initiatives focused on helping SMEs grow through research-led innovation and developing new skills.

How can you help manufacturing?

I have experience of bringing innovative research to market, running knowledge transfer programmes and helping to grow small businesses. My background in manufacturing systems, previously working for International Paper, Hasbro and BMW UK helps me do this.

How can I contact you?

The best way to contact Mark is via email or by calling 024 76 523689.

Dr Kylash Makenji

Principal Engineer

K.Makenji@warwick.ac.uk

What is your role?

I support a great team of industry and academic experts, who work closely with Businesses, to identify their challenges and help them to address them.

How can you help manufacturing?

I have 20 years of direct experience with industry and 15 years indirectly through the university, we support manufacturing through academic excellence and industry relevance.

What problems do you like solving?

I enjoy coming up with solutions to challenges in manufacturing, such as increasing productivity or waste elimination or reuse of them. My background is in plastic materials, they have been demonised recently in the world press, my thoughts are that plastic materials are not the issue, but on how we as a species interact with these materials and that we should be using them in a much smarter way.

How can I contact you?

The best way to contact Kylash is by email, or phone (07545 967897) 

Mark Godfrey-Vallance

Principal Engineer

Mark.Godfrey-Vallance@warwick.ac.uk 

What is your role?

I am the Principal Engineer for WMG-SME Business Transformation, working with companies to help understand how WMG can help them grow and prosper. I have over 20 years of experience in leading and implementing business transformation in large OEM and SME businesses. The WMG Business Transformation team are all highly experienced, knowledgeable and motivated practitioners who help and guide companies to innovate and achieve their goals.

How can you help manufacturing?

In the Business Transformation team, we use a combination of new innovative manufacturing processes combined with tried and tested tools, methods and skills to identify QCD opportunities within a business. Innovation, or doing something differently, has many different levels, but we ensure that our implementations and innovations are based on practical and achievable outcomes for the clients.

What problems do you like solving?

I see a manufacturing factory as a big machine. All the different parts and units have to mesh together to create a high-performance machine that does what it is designed to do. I am passionate about making things work well, be the best they can be and do it time after time. As a problem solver, I love to find out what stops things being great and fixing them.

How can I contact you?

My E-Mail is the best way to contact me: Mark.Godfrey-Vallance@warwick.ac.uk 

 

Nasar Jockey

Principal Engineer

Nasar.Jockey@warwick.ac.uk 

What is your role?

I am leading a team of talented Innovation Managers and Technology Engineers enabling SMEs speed up their digitalisation journey through cost effective tailored technology work packages to augment their competitiveness. My core experience has been within Advanced Manufacturing Engineering across Automotive, Aerospace and Nuclear sector delivering innovative products, technologies and facilities working on driving cultural change from factory floor to boardroom level. I am trained and experienced in continuous improvement methodologies to help manufacturers achieve bottom-line improvements.

How can you help manufacturing?

The Digital Manufacturing Team is made up of varied skillsets like Data Analytics; Machine Learning; Low-Cost Instrumentation and IIoT; Asset Performance Management tools; Digital Twin Simulation and Optimisation; Automation and Robotics to bring the physical world closer to the digital world to enjoy the benefits of higher Productivity moving closer to a Smart Factory.

What problems do you like solving?

I like to solve problems where I can eliminate the waste out of the system and unlock the Hidden factory for the manufacturer using a mix of Continuous Improvement and Digital Manufacturing tools.

How can I contact you?

Please contact me via my email ID shown above.

Nicola Kirkley

Head of Business Development / Innovation Manager

Nicola.Kirkley@warwick.ac.uk 

Carl Walmsley

Project Manager

What is your role?

I am a Project Manager for the SME group and ensure efficient, compliant, and precise delivery of our collaborative projects to enable all parties to have a good experience of working with us

How can you help manufacturing?

I have over 30 years of experience working in small engineering companies through to large multi-national organisations. Much of my experience is in automotive product development, which has enabled me to gain a broad knowledge of many new and existing manufacturing techniques

What problems do you like solving?

I thrive on the challenge of overcoming any issue, by building strong teams with a wide range of skills and being clear on an aligned desired outcome. Due to my experience in automotive, I have a particular interest in technologies which involve weight reduction compared to conventional methods.

How can I contact you?

Email: Carl.Walmsley@warwick.ac.uk 

Dr Paul Milne

Project Manager

P.Milne@warwick.ac.uk

How can you help manufacturing?

I help companies get value from science and technology to overcome the problems of today and to enable a more productive and competitive tomorrow. I have had various technical management and leadership roles including a stint as a director of an SME facing all the challenges of the market, suppliers, customers, shareholders, resources, production and lack of time, that manufacturers have. In my current role, having been on the Industry side of the table, I like listen and understand what are your challenges and blockers and to use our expertise, experience and skills to help your company navigate a way through – plug you into the right people and technology to build beneficial and lasting partnerships.

Living in a world of challenges I am motivated to apply our technology and innovative thinking to make a real change for the better and build a more sustainable future.

What problems do you like solving?

Favourite topics are sustainability, polymers/plastics, optics, sensors, digital tech and the environment. I like solving all problems- considering all options high and low tech, from finding quick wins and moving at pace to get success in early, to building long term strategies and plans to reach bold and ambitious objectives. - we can and do help.

How can I contact you?

The best way to contact Paul is via email or phone - 024 76 575434

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Mita Panchal

Project Officer

M.Panchal@warwick.ac.uk

What is your role?

My role is to provide support to the Digital Innovation for Manufacturing (DI4M) Project within the team.

I have over 16 years' experience of delivering business support to SMEs through Government and European Union-funded projects. Previously providing support through various ERDF projects and at WMG the Product Innovation Accelerator and the Digital Innovation for Manufacturing projects.

How can I contact you?

The best way to contact Mita is via email or phone - 024 7657 4299.

Meri Kazazi

Programme Administrator

M.Kazazi@warwick.ac.uk

What is your role?

My role is to provide support to the Digital Innovation for Manufacturing (DI4M) Project within the team.

How can I contact you?

The best way to contact Meri is via email or phone - 024 765 24871.

 

Hayley Napier

Programme Administrator 

H.Napier.1@warwick.ac.uk 

What is your role?

My role is to provide support to the Digital Innovation for Manufacturing (DI4M) Project within the team.

How can I contact you?

Email

Tom Lockhart

Project Officer / Internship Programme Manager

thomas.lockhart@warwick.ac.uk

What is your role?

My role is to manage the SME Group Internship Programme and delivery of the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships within the team.

How can you help manufacturing?

I support programmes that enable young people to enhance their skills and contribute to the manufacturing industry. Through our programmes, we support companies to solve their business challenges with expert supervision from our team.

What problems do you like solving?

I like to make people’s lives easier. By supporting clients, I help reduce the burden of planning and organising giving them more time to do what they do best.

How can I contact you?

The best way to contact Tom is via email or phone - 02476 151650

Charlie Ward

Marketing and Communications Executive

Charlie.Ward@warwick.ac.uk

What is your role?

I am the main point of contact for marketing, social media, and events for the SME Team.

How can you help manufacturing?

The team here have a huge amount of expertise and I want manufacturing SMEs to know what support we can offer them. It's great working with a diverse department that is helping local companies overcome challenges.

What problems do you like solving?

I like introducing people to each other. When I hear someone has an issue or a challenge - there is always some I know who could help!

How can I contact you?

The best way to contact Charlie is by email – however, feel free to ring to discuss opportunities - 02476 523882

Russ Noble

Business Development Manager

russ.noble@warwick.ac.uk 

 What is your role?

I am a Business Development Manager in the SME team at WMG. My role is to identify, engage and support UK manufacturing businesses (SMEs) with a range of business and technical offerings from the WMG group. These offerings from WMG can cover Materials & Manufacturing, Digitally Enhanced Manufacturing, Intelligent Vehicles and Transport Electrification.

How can you help manufacturing?

My role is to engage with manufacturing businesses to understand their specific challenges and these may include solving existing manufacturing issues, enhancing productivity, developing new products, processes, customers and markets. Against these specific manufacturing challenges, I work with wider WMG experts to derive a solution or ‘project’ together with the appropriate delivery mechanism and work jointly with the business to solve the challenge.

What problems do you like solving?

I want to work with manufacturing businesses on their industry-led and business validated challenges. I want to solve challenges which can be implemented within the business and ultimately deliver tangible benefits to the business.

How can I contact you?

The best way to contact Russ is via email or phone - 07791 463026

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Scott Crowther

Innovation Manager

Scott.Crowther@warwick.ac.uk

What is your role?

I assist SMEs to apply for the government's Knowledge Transfer Partnerships scheme.

How can you help manufacturing?

By helping them benefit from the expertise and equipment within the University.

What problems do you like solving?

I like looking at the big picture; so solving problems with strategic thinking and long-term planning.

How can I contact you?

The best way to contact Scott is via email.

Simon Broome

Innovation Manager / Business Development / Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

s.broome@warwick.ac.uk

What is your role?

I facilitate the delivery of the KTP programme.

How can I contact you?

The best way to contact Simon is by phone 024 76 50036 or email.

Onur Eren

Innovation Manager

O.Eren@warwick.ac.uk

What is your role?

I am an Innovation Manager within the SME Group at WMG.

How can you help manufacturing?

I am an ambitious Technologist with a strong academic background and experience in Digital Manufacturing. As well as having a background in Computer Science, I am also a Master Black Belt Lean & Six Sigma practitioner and have a proven track record of successful Lean deployments in multi-site, multi-cultural environments, defining and leading improvement strategies within complex organisations.

What problems do you like solving?

Operational Excellence, Sustainability, Productivity, Competitiveness, Industry 4 and Digital Transformation

How can I contact you?

The best way to contact Onur is via email, LinkedIn or Twitter.

Dr Paul Lansdell

Innovation Manager

P.Lansdell@warwick.ac.uk

What is your role?

I am the metallurgist in the metals and materials team, with over 40 years of industrial experience in a wide range of manufacturing activities.

How can you help manufacturing?

By advising on materials to be used for particular applications and structuring manufacturing routes or processes to achieve the final required product. In addition to this, troubleshooting, when products are not fit for purpose or processes and are not providing the expected properties in the final product.

What problems do you like solving?

I like investigating field failures to understand why a product or component has failed in service.

How can I contact you?

The best way to contact Paul is by email.

Dr Liz McArdle

Innovation Manager

E.McArdle@warwick.ac.uk

What is your role?

I am an Innovation Manager working with companies to improve their innovation capability. Innovation can be new to the company or absolute.

How can you help manufacturing?

I primarily work with manufacturers to help them understand how they deliver products to their customer and how they could use technology and know-how to improve this delivery in terms of time, cost, and performance.

What problems do you like solving?

I like ones that prevent a company from reaching its potential through a lack of sustainable systems - it's rewarding to solve.

How can I contact you?

The best way to contact Liz is via email.

Dr David Norman

Technology Transfer Engineer

D.Norman.2@warwick.ac.uk

What is your role?

I am an Electronic Systems Engineer with over 20 years' experience working in both industry and academia. I have worked in Germany on the latest in-home entertainment systems and sensor electronics and in the UK on robotics, actuation controllers, LED lighting, EMC compliance and CE marking.

How can you help manufacturing?

I can help with electronic design and manufacture. From the concept idea through to cash converted I use digital manufacturing as well as established techniques to provide solutions and solve issues.

What problems do you like solving?

Anything electronic – concept design, PCB layout, EMC compliance, CE marking, manufacturing and production line support problems.

How can I contact you?

The best way to contact Dave is via email.

Dr Daniel Peavoy

Innovation Manager

D.Peavoy.1@warwick.ac.uk

What is your role?

I support businesses in implementing digital technologies to improve the efficiency of manufacturing.

How can you help manufacturing?

We’ve developed a Manufacturing Information Platform to integrate data from sensors monitoring processes with business planning systems to give a real-time view of manufacturing performance.

What problems do you like solving?

I like using data to understand the sources of inefficiency or quality issues and working with businesses to improve their processes.

How can I contact you?

The best way to contact Dan is via email.

Neil Jeffree

Innovation Manager

N.Jeffree@warwick.ac.uk

What is your role?

I am an experienced Product Designer with an MA Design degree from Staffordshire University. I have designed numerous homeware products, including merchandise for the Jamie Oliver brand.

How can you help manufacturing?

I am experienced in a variety of CAD software systems and the utilisation of numerous rapid prototyping facilities. Having had my own Product Design and Development consultancy, working for globally recognised brands - Lakeland Ltd, Wedgewood, Maxwell & Williams, I can advise on manufacturing processes and materials, and assist with the development of a technically challenging product.

What problems do you like solving?

Since I joined WMG in 2019, I've enjoyed gained further experience solving problems with different CAD and ALM technologies, as well as creating and delivering a practical workshop to industry.

How can I contact you?

The best way to contact Neil is via email.

Simon Garwood

Innovation Manager / Business Development

Simon.Garwood@warwick.ac.uk

What is your role?

I work in the Ready for Electrification (R4E) team helping companies transition to automotive electrification

How can you help manufacturing?

After 40 years in manufacturing, with most of those in automotive for a Japanese OEM, working in Quality , Development, Purchasing, and Programme management. now apply the skills acquired over the years to helping companies improve.

What problems do you like solving?

I like helping companies deliver goods into the arms of the customer at a time, specification, quality and price that will delight the customer. Anything that stands in the way of that is an opportunity for improvement that I can help with whatever the root cause of the problem.

How can I contact you? Email

The best way to contact Simon is via email or phone 07889631207.

Steve Norgrove

Innovation Manager

James Black

Innovation Manager

james.black@warwick.ac.uk

What is your role?

I am a Technology Transfer Engineer within the SME Group at WMG and I focus on business transformation.

How can you help manufacturing?

I am a graduate of Warwick University and have postgraduate qualifications in Supply-Chain Fundamentals and Supply-Chain Design from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and lead on all WMG SME Group activity in the field of supply-chain transformation. As well as having a strong academic background in supply-chain management models, I am experienced in assisting businesses to develop and implement their end-to-end supply-chain change programmes and draw on over a decade of experience working with high-growth SMEs and startups in a variety of leadership positions.

What problems do you like solving?

Lots! - complex, long-term, strategic, transformational, supply chain, productivity, competitiveness, cultural, simulation, inventory, purchasing, scheduling, and profitability problems. Problems that require a deep understanding of the needs of the business and plenty of collaboration.

How can I contact you?

The best way to contact James is via email.

Dr Chinemelum Nedolisa

Technology Transfer Engineer

Chinemelum.Nedolisa@warwick.ac.uk

What is your role?

My role is to assist SMEs across the UK in solving challenges associated with polymer materials (plastics, rubbers, thermosetting resins and polymer-based composites).

 How can you help manufacturing?

I am vastly experienced in the design, formulation, synthesis, compounding, processing and characterisation of polymer materials. I believe that a thorough understanding of the morphological, structural, thermodynamic, thermomechanical and mechanical properties of polymer materials, is a significant step to solving manufacturing issues encountered in the polymer industry.

 What problems do you like solving?

I am keen on researching and investigating the challenges encountered when dealing with polymer materials. I am also interested in modifying and enhancing the properties of polymer materials for wider applications.

 How can I contact you?

The best way to contact Chinemelum is via email.

Helena Simmonds

Innovation Manager

h.c.c.simmonds@warwick.ac.uk

Check out my video bio: https://vimeo.com/447461986

 

Asad Ullah

Technology Transfer Engineer

Asad.Ullah@warwick.ac.uk 

What is your role?

I am a Technology Transfer Engineer working within SME Group and experienced in automation, robotics, machine vision, lean production and project management environments.

How can you help manufacturing?

I did my Bachelors in Mechatronics Engineer and have a postgraduate qualification in Engineering Management with Industry from the University of Leicester (UOL). I assist SME’s across Midlands by utilizing technology to improve, streamline and automate manufacturing processes to facilitate the growth of small businesses.

What problems do you like solving?

I like using digital manufacturing tools (such as SOLIDWORKS, VISUAL COMPONENTS, ROBOGUIDE, COGNEX INSIGHT, FLEXSIM, TIA PORTAL etc.) to design, program, simulate and test automated machinery and processes in order to perform specific functions. I practice 3D technology to create a simulation model of a manufacturing plant so that proposed changes and upgrades can be tested before they are implemented to the actual plant.

How can I contact you?

The best way to contact Asad is via email.

Ian Butterworth

Technology Transfer Engineer

I.Butterworth@warwick.ac.uk

What is your role?

I am a technology transfer engineer within the SME’s materials and manufacturing delivery team.

How can you help manufacturing?

I am a mechanical engineer with over 20 years of experience in manufacturing, mechanical testing, motorsport, structural materials and design for application.

Having worked in both industry and academia I can see how both can be linked together to meet mural goals and targets.

What problems do you like solving?

I like to go for the problems that others say will be difficult, as my training as a tool maker and working in motorsport has allowed me to learn how to get out of a problems especially the unforeseen.

I also like to reverse engineer problems and detach variables to find out where the problem lies at a fundamental level.

How can I contact you?

By email: I.Butterworth@warwick.ac.uk

Julian Swiestowski

Technology Transfer Engineer

Julian.Swiestowski@warwick.ac.uk 

What is your role?

I am a Technology Transfer Engineer within the WMG SME Team. I specialise in electronics and embedded firmware, with over 30 years of experience designing and applying my expertise in the industry. Some examples of sectors I have worked in include industrial controls, factory automation, industrial and scientific lasers, automotive (including truck and boat) security. My speciality disciplines include analogue, digital, RF, power, battery technologies, solid-state lasers, embedded control, sensors, interfacing, simulation, PCB design and layout, and EMC and type approvals.

 How can you help manufacturing?

I am keen to support the local industry and keep resources, capability, and talent within the UK. I want to use my knowledge of electronics and sensors, and be able to complement existing production facilities and extract process data for evaluation and performance tuning.

What problems do you like solving?

I enjoy applying electronics and firmware solutions to traditional and new processes, to produce a real impact on productivity, profitability, and innovation in manufacturing.

How can I contact you?

The best way to contact Julian is via email, phone (02476 151084 or 07821 850881) or via LinkedIn.

Fernando Murguia

Technology Transfer Engineer

fernando.murguia@warwick.ac.uk

What is your role?

Product designer and engineer specialised in product development and value creation

How can you help manufacturing?

Product development and optimisation with an innovation-driven approach by using state-of-the-art technologies such as visualisation, simulation, 3D modelling and rapid prototyping.

What problems do you like solving?

  • Complex manufacturing roadmaps and design for business
  • Product attributes, perceived quality and visualisation
  • Usability and human-centred design
  • Product lifecycle management
  • Bespoke design for manufacturing

How can I contact you?

fernando.murguia@warwick.ac.uk

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-fernando-murgu%C3%ADa-02464977/

 

David Myers

Innovation Manager / Business Development

David.Myers@warwick.ac.uk

What is your role?

As an Innovation Manager within the SME team, I focus on stakeholder and partnership development. Working alongside innovative UK manufacturers, I gain an understanding of their challenges, collaborating to bring great ideas to life and commercialisation.

How can you help manufacturing?  

WMG has world-class engineers, scientists, technicians and a vast array of testing, prototyping and production facilities. My role involves aligning the industry with the universities knowledge, expertise and hardware. Typically this is achieved via CR&D projects and our funded intern and KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnerships) programmes. It’s great to see smarter and more efficient manufacturing methods deployed and ideas realised and brought to market.

How can I contact you?

The best way to contact David is via email.

Ioan Lutas

Innovation Manager

ioan.lutas@warwick.ac.uk

What is your role?

I like to think of myself as bringing a new perspective into automation, combining experience with the right amount of creativity. I enjoy working part of teams where ideas emerge and result in something unimaginable to the individual, an outcome from which small and medium enterprises are benefiting the most.

How can you help manufacturing?

The way Manufacturing evolved in the last century, it would probably require a new name like Autofacturing. I strongly believe as the next step of Industrial Revolution is the increased robot-human interaction, while the safety standards reach higher level of general trust, a journey which I have happily signed up for.

What problems do you like solving?

I am stubborn in identifying waste and reuse in any form or shape, finding the obvious improvement, so often overseen but critical for the long-term productivity and welfare.

How can I contact you?

Supposing we don't find you first, this is my email: ioan.lutas@warwick.ac.uk

Rich Savidge

Technology Transfer Engineer / Production Engineering

rich.g.m.savidge@warwick.ac.uk

What is your role?

I work with SME's to help them define, measure and improve the efficiency of there manufacturing processes and plant.

How can you help manufacturing?

By applying principles of Lean, Six Sigma and project management, I work with SME's to develop a foundation ready for the selection and implementation of suitable digital innovations.

What problems do you like solving?

I believe very much that an organisation's employees are the experts in their processes. By facilitating idea generation with all levels of the business I aim to empower employees with the tools to recognise valuable improvements and aid their transformation into practical, implementable solutions that benefit the business.

How can I contact you?

rich.g.m.savidge@warwick.ac.uk

linkedin.com/in/richard-savidge

 

Veer Angadi

Technology Transfer Engineer

 

Gary Loughran

Business Development

Gary.Loughran@warwick.ac.uk

What is your role?

I am a Business Development Manager in the SME team at WMG. My role is to identify, engage and support UK manufacturing businesses (SMEs) with a range of business and technical offerings from the WMG group. These offerings from WMG can cover Materials & Manufacturing, Digitally Enhanced Manufacturing, Intelligent Vehicles and Transport Electrification.

How can you help manufacturing?

My role is to engage with manufacturing businesses to understand their specific challenges and these may include solving existing manufacturing issues, enhancing productivity, developing new products, processes, customers and markets. Against these specific manufacturing challenges,

What problems do you like solving?

Engineers are natural ‘Problem Solvers’, who work in a systematic way to solve a problem or to develop an optimum design/manufacturing solution. As an apprentice trained Advanced Manufacturing Engineer, with 32 years’ experience at JaguarLandrover, I want to work with manufacturing businesses on industry-led best practices and solutions, solving challenges which can be implemented within the business and ultimately deliver tangible cash benefits to the business going forward.

How can I contact you?

The best way to contact Gary is via email or phone - 07432868058

Marfil Castillo Duenas

Engineer

What is your role?

I am an Engineer with the WMG SME Team. I have experience in robotics, CAD and software so I cover a lot of aspects of engineering from design to prototype.

How can you help manufacturing?

I have a technical degree in Computer-Aided Manufacturing, a Bachelors on Mechatronics Engineering and my MSc in Smart Connected Autonomous Vehicles. I am keen on using all the knowledge I have to help SMEs to reach their goals and innovate their business.

What problems do you like solving?

I am keen on creating digital manufacturing solutions and use new technologies to make smarter business decisions. I like to design, build, program and test.

How can I contact you?

By email Marfil.M.Castillo-Duenas@warwick.ac.uk

 

Laura Downey

Technology Transfer Engineer

Laura.N.E.Downey@warwick.ac.uk 

What is your role?

I am a technology transfer engineer within the materials and manufacturing team of the SME group

How can you help manufacturing?

I can assist SME’s with their metallurgy and sustainability challenges through R&D projects.

What problems do you like solving?

I enjoy investigating manufacturing and performance failures and finding solutions to eliminate or reduce the risk of a future failure. I also enjoy taking the current product and working with manufacturers to actively look for improvements that make the product and its manufacturing process, more robust, increase its field life-time and its environmental sustainability.

How can I contact you?

Via email n.e.downey@warwick.ac.uk

Jack Davis

Engineer

Jack.A.Davis@warwick.ac.uk

What is your role?

I am an Engineer working in the Materials and Manufacture delivery team. I assist my team and SMEs with CAD, simulation and engineering design.

How can you help manufacturing?

I can help with mechanical, thermal and fluid flow problems in design and manufacture. I can use simulation tools to give manufacturers insights into their designs.

 What problems do you like solving?

I enjoy using simulation tools such as CFD and FEA to improve the design process as well as designing for sustainable use. I am also interested in helping SMEs apply new technologies or improve old ones!

How can I contact you?

By email Jack.A.Davis@warwick.ac.uk

Hemanth Guddanda

Engineer

hemanth.guddanda@warwick.ac.uk

What is your role?

I am an Engineer working within the Business Transformation delivery team. My team and I are responsible for assessing where we can help SMEs achieve quick gains and set them up on the right track for their long term innovation plans.

How can you help manufacturing?

With experience in test, instrumentation and validation, I am interested in implementing and testing data capture methods to help in the UK's push to Industry 4.0

What problems do you like solving?

Variety is the spice of life and applying my knowledge across sectors and industry -while working towards our unified goal of a more sustainable, happier and more productive world gives me great fulfilment.

How can I contact you?

The best way to contact me is via email - hemanth.guddanda@warwick.ac.uk

Shadman Rafid

Engineer

Shadman.Rafid@warwick.ac.uk

What is your role?

I am a young Engineer within the SME group working mainly on projects involving digital transformation. I love solving challenging problems with creative solutions using the latest technologies available.

How can you help manufacturing?

Through the use of various sensors and collecting crucial data, I want to analyse issues and challenges the SMEs face today and derive solutions based on automation and predictability.

What problems do you like solving?

I enjoy solving problems involving measurement and inspection. This allows me to explore multiple ways to integrate various sensors and create a unique solution to each challenge!

How can I contact you?

Via Email: Shadman.Rafid@warwick.ac.uk Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shadman-rafid-163b40149

Paul Bauer

Engineer

Paul.H.Bauer@warwick.ac.uk 

What is your role?

I am an engineer with experience in continuous improvement, Lean manufacturing, product design (CAD) and robotics, as well as with a keen interest in supply chain systems. I support the team in identifying how to make SMEs' operations more efficient and ready for digitalisation.

How can you help manufacturing?

I am interested in using my knowledge of Lean, Six Sigma in parallel to that of product design and robotics to make manufacturing hassle-free and as simple as possible for SMEs.

What problems do you like solving?

I enjoy finding optimal solutions to problems, ranging from product cost down using design for assembly practices to minimising waste in manufacturing and supply chain systems.

How can I contact you?

I am available via email and Linkedin: paul.h.bauer@warwick.ac.uk

Kieran Batchelor

Engineer

Kieran.Batchelor@warwick.ac.uk 

What is your role?

I am an engineer within the SME Group, my role is to apply and develop my skills and knowledge to provide help to SME’s, through the delivery of engineering solutions to a variety of challenges. Helping to improving their productivity and awareness of industry technology.

How can you help manufacturing?

I can help manufacturing by applying my knowledge and experience in product development and engineering design, as well as prototyping and testing. To create products that meet the needs of the user in a cost effective, sustainable and innovative way.

What problems do you like solving?

I enjoy solving problems that improve user experience, reduce environmental impact and help to optimise performance. I enjoy the process of trying to understand and define product requirements and create solutions that achieve these requirements.

How can I contact you?

Email

Phil Gibbons

Phil Gibbons

Mechanical Technician

P.J.Gibbons@warwick.ac.uk

What is your role?

I am a Technical Engineer.

How can you help manufacturing?

I can help Manufacturing by solving problems and aiding product design by advising on and assisting with additive layer technologies.

What problems do you like solving?

I like solving design problems with ALM Technologies in order for the client to gain the best product for market.

How can I contact you?

The best way to contact Phil is via email or phone 07375 300923.

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Receptionist