Chief Executive Officer
Dave graduated from the University of Bristol with a BSc in Aeronautical Engineering. He later obtained an MBA from the University of Manchester.
Dave started his career with Rolls Royce working in turbine technology and operational roles.
Following his time at Rolls Royce, Dave completed an MBA at Manchester Business School. He went on to run various specialist engineering firms including: Weir Valves & Controls Ltd, Brush HMA b.v. (electric machines and turbo generators), Bedford Pumps and Howden Wade Ltd (aircraft air-conditioning and hydraulic systems). Most of these roles involved large elements of change management.
Dave joined Bluebird Vehicles , a manufacturer of low floor accessible buses in 2007 as the Executive Chairman.
Prior to joining Magnomatics, Dave was Chief Executive Officer of EVO Electric; an Imperial College spin out. Under Dave's leadership, EVO's strength in the electric and hybrid vehicle sector grew and they formed a joint venture with GKN Driveline in June 2011.
In 2013, Dave joined Magnomatics as Business Development Manager, before being appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2014.
Through his varied career Dave has worked in a range of diverse markets including aerospace, automotive, industrial power, water, nuclear and oil & gas.
In his free time, Dave is passionate about gliding. As well as a keen cross country glider pilot he has held several volunteer role. He also enjoys the mountains where it be gliding, skiing, climbing or hiking.