I have over 50 years experience in design and application of rolling bearings. Starting with Ransome & Marles Bearing Co. Ltd at Newark on Trent, I took increasing responsibilities in the product technical function as the company evolved into RHP Bearings Ltd and later NSK-RHP Bearings Europe. Experienced in both Industrial and Automotive sectors, and having operated as a senior manager in a European Technology Centre, I am well qualified to advise on design and productionisation of standard and bespoke bearings.
Support is also offered for the diagnosis of service problems and bearing failures, with the emphasis on seeking a permanent solution.
Since retiring from NSK-RHP ( NSK Europe) I have operated as Mechconsult with clients mostly drawn from small to medium sized engineering companies. Seminars on aspects for rolling bearings have been arranged for several organisations.
Adept at teasing out issues in both Technical Design challenges and also Business Management operations of Technology Centres, and therefore a useful independent facilitator and contributor.
I am Technical Consultant to the Ball and Roller Bearing Manufacturers Association (BRBMA) and, through their recommendation and BSI invitation, Chairman of BSI Technical Committee MCE/7. BSI MCE/7 represents the UK at the International Standards Organistaion, ISO Technical Committee TC4: Rolling bearings. For some years before retiring from NSK Group I was a member of the BRBMA Technical Committee ( on behalf of NSK-RHP) which forms the core of MCE/7. There are 70 ISO Standards in publication for rolling bearings. I was a member of the Working Group which created BS ISO 15243:2004 Rolling Bearings-Damage and failures-Terms, characteristics and causes; and am currently involved in a major revision .
I am a past Member of Council IMechE, a Past Chairman of IMechE East Midlands Region and and an active long term member of IMechE Tribology Group Board which keeps me in touch with academia and other specialist transmission engineering Divisions and Groups of IMechE. These activities enable me to maintain and develop links with fellow professional mechanical engineers.
Please note that possible conflict of interest would need to be examined if your enquiry may involve a BRBMA member company.
Revised February 2015