Aluminium Expert & Materials Development Group Leader
Gary leads our Materials Development Group as well as being our Managing Director.
He’s been working as a metallurgist in the aluminium industry for almost 30 years and has a huge amount of experience in automotive sheet and extrusions, beverage can sheet, foil and foilstock, aerospace plate, sheet and extrusions.
Gary also consults in rolling and extrusion process improvement and strategic investment support.
Gary has a PhD in Metallurgy from Birmingham University and he has worked in industrial R&D since 1989. While employed by Alcan he led projects on product improvement and technology transfer across globally distributed manufacturing operations. He also developed a system for sharing best practice across multiple sites.
Since joining Innoval Gary has continued with projects related to product improvement, and he has led numerous benchmarking activities in rolling and extrusion plants around the world. Gary writes and delivers many of our training courses and, as an aluminium expert, he often presents the metallurgy module on our Aluminium Rolling Technology Course.
Blog posts by Gary
R&D and Knowledge Mapping: unnecessary costs or sensible forward planning?
Billet quality and extrusion plant efficiency
Earing Control in CBS from a single stand hot reversing mill