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  • Loughborough University
    B.Eng Hons – Chemical Engineering


  • 1996-2005: Baxter Healthcare Ltd, Norfolk
  • - 1996-1999: Production Manager, Fenwal Division – responsible for UK manufacture of Fenwal blood collection and processing systems.
    - 1999-2000: Managing Process Engineer – responsible for designing, developing and validating fully automated sterile liquid filling equipment and clean room facilities.
    - 2000-2002: Manufacturing Superintendent – responsible for developing manufacturing best practice for automated filling operations across Europe.
    - 2002-2004: Senior Process Development Engineer – responsible for identification, justification and delivery of engineering projects in the UK.
    - 2004: Facilities Manager – responsible for all services and plant equipment at 3 UK sites.
    - 2004-2005: Senior Project Manager – responsible for high value engineering projects, principally in the UK, but also internationally.
  • 2006-2009: Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Cardiff

    Capital Projects Manager – responsible for major engineering capital projects, including construction and fitting out of manufacturing areas of a $110M green-field factory development.

  • 2009-2011: Beautiful Finish, Cardiff
    Specialising in development and restoration of traditional properties, incorporating low carbon energy technologies with minimal architectural and environmental impact.

  • 2011-2013: POD Point Ltd, London
    Operations Director – responsible for all operational aspects of a small company designing, developing, manufacturing and selling electric vehicle charging points for the latest generation of EVs. 

Areas of Interest

  • Medical Devices
  • Bio-science
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Quality Engineering
  • Construction & Civil Engineering
  • Low Carbon Technologies
  • Automotive


  • Project management
  • Problem solving
  • Strategic planning
  • Financial planning and negotiation
  • General engineering
  • Manufacturing management
  • Quality & process validation
  • Design for manufacture.

Contact details

Simon Ripton
03000 254521
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