Dr. Roger Digby FREng FIMMM CEng – Group Technical Director, Exova Group plc.

roger-digby-head-and-shouldersAs Group Technical Director, Roger is a member of the Executive Committee of Exova Group plc., one of the world’s leading laboratory-based testing groups. With over 90 years of experience, Exova has over 4,300 experts operating from 138 facilities in 33 countries to support more than 25,000 customers worldwide. Exova provides technically demanding laboratory-based testing, calibration and related services across 11 key customer sectors: Aerospace,  Calibration, Construction, Defence, Environmental,  Fire, Food, Industrials, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals, and Transportation

In this role, Roger has overall responsibility for the definition and development of Exova’s technical engineering and scientific capabilities across the globe. These responsibilities include the organisation of technical resources to enable implementation of best practice across the business, reinforcing the technical foundations of the business to support organic growth strategies, and ensuring the company is regarded as being at the forefront of technical capability and reputation in the industry.

Roger joined Exova in April 2011 from Airbus, where he was Head of Materials and Processes Integration for aircraft programmes, with responsibility for defining and delivering materials and processes solutions for all current Airbus aircraft programmes. Prior to this, Roger was Chief Materials Engineer and Head of Laboratories at GKN Aerospace. During this time he led a review and reorganisation of laboratory services, delivering improvements in quality, technical capabilities and efficiency.

Roger has a BEng (Hons) degree in Materials Science and Engineering, a PhD in Materials Science and a post-graduate diploma in Business Administration (DBA). He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng), a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM), and a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Guest Speaker – Simon Gough-Rundle. Group Assistant Chief Metrologist, and Chief Metrologist for Aerospace supply chain at Rolls-Royce. Simon is also Chairman of Aerospace NADCAP Measurement and Inspection group

The presentation is entitled:

Influencing Good Measurement in a Global Supply Chain

Brief Biog 

simon-gough-rundle2Simon Gough-Rundle started his career with a craft apprenticeship at the age of 16.

It was here he found an affinity with measurement and has gone on to work in a number of UK Blue Chip manufacturing companies, gaining a breadth of experience in dimensional measurement, automated measurement , geometric tolerances, machine tool probing and applications support.

Simon now holds the role of Assistant Chief Metrologist at Rolls-Royce Plc where he has developed a team of dedicated metrologists across the company’s Aerospace supply chain to drive improvement in measurement and Metrology.

As the chairman of NADCAP Measurement and Inspection task group and a joint author of AS13003 for Measurement systems Analysis within the Aerospace Gas Turbine Supply Chain, he has developed pragmatic solutions to driving improved measurement quality.  The speech entitled “Influencing Good Measurement in a Global Supply Chain” will deliver his own pragmatic view point!

Guest Speaker

Andrew Hodgson, Siemens’ Digital Factory, General Manager, Drives & Motion Control

The Presentation Is Entitled:

Industrie 4.0

andrew-hodgsonAndrew Hodgson is the General Manager for the Drives & Motion Control (MC) division for GB and Ireland. The diverse products and services offered by this department vary from single drive units to complex CNC machine tools. The industries served are equally diverse ranging from food & beverage, utilities, automotive and aerospace.

Andrew joined Siemens in 1988 as an engineer and has held several posts within the Siemens through his career beginning with project engineering and management in the automotive industry moving to sales and then to senior management.

Andrew’s role encompasses many supply routes to market including distribution management, liaison with business leaders in multiple sectors where specification is the key and also a team of highly experienced sales and application engineers who provide complete solutions to machine OEMs and their customers.

Andrew is part of the Digital Factory and Process industries & Drives (DFPD) management team and is one of the divisions’ spokes persons for ‘Digital Enterprise’ and ‘The Forth Industrial Revolution.

Guest Speaker

Steve Crownshaw, Additive Manufacturing Development Manager at Renishaw


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