M.Sc. Mech Eng., MBA
I grew up in Scotland on the Isle of Skye and studied for a masters degree in mechanical engineering from Strathclyde University Glasgow. On graduating, I moved to Montreal and worked at Pratt&Whitney on all aspects of design, analysis, testing and development, manufacturing, sales and marketing of aircraft gas turbine engines. While in Montreal I studied at McGill University and competed an MBA.
After 10 years I moved to Burbank and started a high tech company with 3 friends, which was later sold to General Electric.
I wrote technical papers, reports, test instructions and magazine articles on various topics. My most recent full-time position was with Jet Propulsion Lab and worked on the recent Mars Rover Curiosity and other satellite projects.