I began my engineering career developing a method for the simulation of crack propagation in aircraft structures. I have 35 years of experience of consulting and implementation of information systems for industrial companies. These include Simulation, Computer Aided Design, EDM, PDM, PLM and Simulation Data Management. I have worked for industrial companies, a research institute, software vendors and a leading IT/Engineering consultancy. Half my working life has been spent in France. I have delivered projects for companies in the sectors of Aerospace, Defence, Gas Turbines, Shipbuilding, Automobile, Industrial machinery and Consumer Goods.
I believe in Best Practices, Methodologies and Training as key factors in the successful deployment of information systems. I have taught and practiced Solution Delivery and consulting methodologies. I have developed training materials for Aerospace PLM user training for a Defence company and trained 900 engineers. I developed and delivers the NAFEMS Simulation Data Management training course. I am the author of the NAFEMS Simulation Data Management Business Value White Paper and 10’s of papers, articles and presentations to international conferences on SDM and SDM deployment. I developed the NAFEMS SDM bibliography so that members can find each of the 200+ papers on SDM.