Graduating from Loughborough University with a Mechanical Engineering degree, Mike started his career at Triumph Motorcycles as a Design Engineer in a current production support role. This gave a great grounding in design for manufacture and assembly. Moving on to project roles with significant whole vehicle styling related content and from early concept development to production release.
Helping to create Triumphs styling and engineering processes and there integration, including physical & digital model creation. Delivering automotive ‘A’ class standard CAD surface models with full engineering requirements incorporated. Conduction Aero/thermal development programmes and body engineering.
Successfully taking many projects from concept to production.
What is your approach to design?
Keep an eye on the bigger picture when buried in detail.
What are your three favourite designed products?
Race cars in general, where there focused approach leads to some great looking designs requiring form to follow function. So a Porsche '917 Le Mans' Car or Ford 'GT40'.
Lilium eVTOL aircraft, Lots of new developments in this field but impressed by the Lilium take with multi fan, DEVT (Ducted Electric Vector thrust).
Smart Phone, Although it’s a bit of love and hate, what would it be like without it now?
What interests you?
Water sports and travel, so often sailing. Having competed in part of the Clipper RTW yacht race, Southern Ocean crossing and the 2015 Sydney Hobart race.
"Keep an eye on the bigger picture when buried in detail."