Our Team Members
Academic & Support Staff
Tim Baron BSc(Hons)
Lead Academic/Head of Curriculum
Tim's extensive knowledge and expertise of the cast metals industry, together with his strategic and creative thinking and forward planning, has assisted with the writing of specific course subject material for M&C.
Head of IT/Lead Communications Workshop
Carl manages the virtual learning environment (Moodle), and the Communication Skills Workshop. In his IT role he provides technical support to the M&C team and the students in regard to dedicated emails and Moodle.
Dave provides M&C with Academic support with 44 years of industrial experience in various roles such as Metallurgical Technician, Metallurgist, Foundry Manager and Technical & Quality Manager. Dave is part of the course team setting up and writing course material for Metallurgy and provides advice on other aspects.
Mario Galindo-Bulnes BEng, BA
Mario has 25 years' experience as an Industrial Engineer and over 10 years as a Metallurgist. His roles cover several positions as Quality Technician, Process Engineer, Quality Assurance & Control Manager, Process Consultant, Operations Manager and Operations Director.
Clive's experience in training students started back in 2015 when he was asked to take part as a guest speaker for a one-day metallurgy course. During 2016/17 Clive was a tutor for EAL Level 3 Foundry Technology Diploma for which it was necessary for him to gain a teaching diploma to deliver this course.
Dr Peter Davies PGCE, PhD, BSc(Hons)
Lead Academic/Head of Projects
Peter provides Academic support with experience gained from a wide variety of roles in Teaching and Non-Profit Organisations. This has given him a passion and appreciation for education issues from Key Stage 3 to Level 8 of the Qualifications and Credit Framework.
Richard Brown BEd, CertEd, MIMMM, Fellow ICME
Managing Director/Principal Academic
Richard has worked in the Adult, YTS Further and Higher Education for over 35 years, supporting for 28 years the development of Further and Higher Qualifications for Metallurgy and Casting, meeting "Fit for Purpose" qualifications ie National Certificate in Manufacturing Engineering (Metallurgy), HNC and HND in Engineering (Metallurgy and Materials).
Trina's background is predominately in the health sector which means that she continually upgrades her own training which has led her to undertake the role of Physical Health Leader. Trina's responsibility in this role means that she must be efficient with a keen eye for detail ensuring the departments are checked and equipment is functioning correctly and in date.