Ian McGill C.Eng FIMMM
With over 40 years’ experience of the chemistry, metallurgy and industrial application of advanced materials and particularly precious and noble metals, Ian has gained considerable knowledge of many advanced manufacturing technologies.
Ian began his career as a Senior Lecturer in Physical Metallurgy and Thermodynamics and then joined Johnson Matthey Plc. He was Quality Manager of their Research Centre for over two years, and Manager of the Materials Technology Dept responsible for R&D with an annual total operating budget in excess of £2M. He also worked as Business Adviser for Berks & S. Bucks Enterprise Agency, specialising in providing business and technology support and market research training for SMEs.
He joined PERA International as a Consultant responsible for developing new business opportunities in advanced materials and process technology. In 2000 he joined ITRI Ltd as Research Director with the responsibility of re-building the research function of the organisation and establishing a vibrant research and development portfolio. He dealt with UK and European funding mechanisms and secured over £1M during five years.
He has worked with Oakdene Hollins since 2008, during which time he has had many years' experience as an EU Ecolabel assessor for applications in the product groups of Tissue Paper, Copying & Graphic Paper, Rinse-Off Cosmetics, Textiles and Paints.