Deanpark Primary, Balerno followed by Balerno High School
7 O-grades, 5 Highers, Degree in Mechanical Engineering and MSc in Materials Technology
In defence industry in the past at the Marconi Research Labs in Chelmsford then moved into Medical Devices
A Mechanical Engineer working in the Medical Device industry
I live in Inverness in the north of Scotland with my partner and 3 sons. I have a horse who is retired, so I take him for walks like a dog! Very big, expensive dog who eats and poos a lot.
Provide technical help to suppliers
I work with suppliers of plastic parts in the Far East, helping them with technical issues they may have and helping them to make sure every part they make meets the drawing we supply.
My Typical Day: I will check my emails for problems, help to solve them, and when required, travel to China
Though I am found in the office at a computer most the time, I also have many calls to my suppliers in China to discuss how they are getting on. Then some of my time is spent travelling around China to meet with various suppliers and work with them to ensure all the parts they make are good.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Sociable, inquisitive, spiritual
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Designed a part for a space shuttle
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
Engineer or botanist
Were you ever in trouble at school?
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
No-one in particular
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Sponsored jump over a canal - I didn't make it!