Jon is Centre Lead for DER-IC – Midlands, and is based at WMG, The University of Warwick.
Following a BSc in Mechanical/Vehicle Engineering at the University of Hertfordshire, Jon has worked in a variety of roles in the automotive industry. He soon moved into automotive engineering consultancy and joined the WMG Centre High Value Manufacturing Catapult in 2017 with a focus on the electrification of transport and supply chain development, especially at SME level.
Jon is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in the Principles of Engineering Design and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate at UoHerts in 2002 and is a long-standing member of the UK Automotive Council Supply Chain Group. He is a past chair of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Automotive Components Section and is an enthusiastic proponent of automotive sector supply chain improvement programmes.
“The new first-class facilities at DER-IC – Midlands provide much-needed access to state-of-the-art equipment, supporting PEMD supply chain development by accelerating and de-risking growth and investment into UK capabilities.”