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Thanks for taking time to visit my homepage. I have 30+ years experience working in the automotive industry, and I specialize in solving problems that lie at the interface between engineering and statistical science

In addition, I help clients develop and integrate quality strategies for failure mode avoidance in all areas of the business, but particularly in their New Product Development process, working to detect and prevent problems before they actually occur, which is often late in the project delivery, or worse still, with customers in the field (at which point the modus operandi is find and fix, which if necessary I can also help with). Click here for an overview of how I approach this, you might also be interested in this article on driving out failures

For the consultancy services that I offer, please click here; the other pages on my site give some more details about me, my credentials, and my work.

In the meantime, a little about me....

I am a Chartered Statistician (CStat) and Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS), London, and a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE), London. I am also a senior member of the American Society for Quality, a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (as well as being accredited as a Professional Statistician - PStat), and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. I have previously been a Vice President of the RSS, and Chairman of the Business and Industrial Section. I completed my second 4-year term on the Society's Council in 2013, and I served on the Executive Committee in 2011 & 2012. I currently chair the West Midlands Local Group of the RSS, and serve on the committee of Statisticians for Society, which places statisticians with registered charities to do pro bono work.

In addition to my consulting work I am an honorary professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Warwick. I worked for the Ford Motor Company from 1986-2008 and from 2001 I was the Henry Ford Technical Fellow for Quality Engineering. From 2008-2010 I was the Director of the Quality and Automotive Safety Office at Jaguar Land Rover, and I was the Chief Analytics Officer at We Predict Ltd. from 2011-22, until the Company was bought by JD Power.