Robin Wilson

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Robin Wilson is Lead Technologist for High Value Manufacturing at the Technology Strategy Board, which he joined in 2009, bringing 35 years’ experience in technology development in Automotive Engineering, Systems and Manufacturing.

After gaining a BSc in Mechanical Engineering (Aston), Robin pursued a career in Product Development with Lucas Aerospace then Lucas Girling, specialising in antilock brake systems and gaining his C-Eng, MIMechE. Joining Rover Group in 1985 following consultancy with Sumitomo Industries in Japan, he was Chief Engineer for Chassis and Medium Car Programs, involving intensive collaboration with Honda. Robin pioneered digital mock-up and virtual reality techniques for concurrent product development, then with BMW established the group’s innovative Digital Manufacturing strategy. After 4 years’ operational responsibility for Engineering IT Systems across Jaguar Land Rover, he helped develop shared technologies with Ford and Volvo then pioneered new information architectures for JLR’s next generation of lightweight and hybrid vehicles.

Since joining the Technology Strategy Board, Robin has engaged with companies across all areas of manufacturing, has been instrumental in setting up the High Value Manufacturing Catapult and has developed the board’s High Value Manufacturing Strategy (2012-15) for investing over £50m pa into innovative UK manufacturing technologies.

Last updated on Wednesday 19 December 2012 at 09:25

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