Ian Jenkins

Education/Academic

  • Investigating entrepreneurial opportunities OU course B322 2008
     
  • Intellectual Property Master Class, Uni. of Coventry & UKIPO 2008
     
  • PGCE Design technology 2004 UWIC Design Technology
                                                                                                                            
  • BSc Honours in Technology 2003 (OU)                                                                                                           
     
  • Diploma in Systems Practice & Thinking 2003 (OU)
     
  • Diploma in Design & Innovation 2000 (OU)
     
  • City & Guilds FTC, ONC & HNC in Mechanical Engineering

Experience

  • Welsh Government, Innovation Counsellor / Specialist 2005-2013
     
  • UWIC. PGCE student 2004-2005
     
  • Woodhead Connectivity (UK) Ltd. Head Project Engineer 2001- 2004
     
  • AB Connectors Ltd, Design Team Manager 1997- 2001
     
  • Aero-motive (UK) Ltd. Application Engineer 1996-1997
     
  • AB Connectors Ltd. Design Engineer 1984-1995
     
  • Merthyr Tydfil Council. Architectural Technician 1983-1984
     
  • Plastic Products Ltd. Technician 1981-1983
     
  • Hoover Ltd Apprentice Technician 1980-1981

Areas of Interest

  • New Product development (individual & industry)
     
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities
     
  • System thinking, trying to understanding how things/systems influence each other whether intentionally or not, looking at multiple causes and their effects.

Skills

  • Design of complex electro mechanical mechanisms / assemblies, mouldings, castings, machined parts etc...
     
  • Project management to both MOD and commercial levels.
     
  • 5S and lean manufacturing, also trained in Cambridge University Institute for Manufacturing, (IFM) Diagnostic for SME’s 

If Ian Jenkins is not availalble please contact Clive Thomas 

Contact details

Name: 
Ian Jenkins
Telephone: 
0300 061 5887, 07917 603724
Specialist region covered: 
Blaenau Gwent