J A QUINN CEng MIET
Studied Engineering at Liverpool Polytechnic. Obtained HNC in Mechanical Engineering in 1963 and HNC in Production Engineering in 1965. Became a Chartered Engineer in 1970
Served as Technician Apprenticeship and draughtsman at Plessey Co.
He joined Fibreglass Ltd in 1965 and held various roles concerned with engineering design and production in composite materials. He became Applications Manager, when he was responsible for the provision of technical service on GRP materials, processes and properties.
He held the role of Senior Product Manager for a range of products including Surfacing Veils, Chopped Strand Mat, Continuous Strand Mat and Chopping Roving,
He joined Bridon Composites in 1983 as Technical Manager. After the acquisition by Shell and company name change to Fibreforce Composites he became Technical Director. Responsibility was for technical activities (design, quality, testing, production engineering) of the company, which specialised in the pultrusion of composites.
He left Fibreforce Composites in November 1991 to set up a Private practice as a Consulting Engineer in the field of composite materials, specialising in Design and Manufacturing Engineering.
Composites Industry Activities have included:-
Royal Academy of Engineering - Visiting Professor in Principles of Engineering Design.
Founder member of the EUROCOMP programme. A £1 million DTI/Industry funded research programme to produce a European code of practice for design of structural elements in composites.
Chaired various British Plastics Federation Working Parties including Chairman of the Advanced Composites Group of the BPF.
Member of Advisory Board, Advanced Composites Materials Centre, Plymouth University.
Member of Editorial Board of 'Advanced Composites Engineering' Magazine.
Visiting Lecturer at Imperial College London on Composite Materials.
Experienced colleagues from within the industry are co opted as appropriate for specific projects dependant upon the particular circumstances.