Chris started his career as a maintenance engineer in the chemical and process industry and joined AESSEAL as the companies first full time mechanical seal designer and development engineer. Chris went on to academia for a bachelors degree, a master of science in structural integrity and doctoral degree on the fluid structure interaction of bioprosthetic heart valves.
He re-joined industry as a Consulting engineer and worked on many prestigious projects such as the A380 Airbus, the award winning Falkirk wheel and the new Wembley stadium. Chris returned to AESSEAL and took up the position of special products manager where he is responsible for development of high integrity sealing projects including dry gas seals.
He now has 25 years of experience in the design of mechanical seals and maintenance products and is a named inventor on many of AESSEAL product designs. In addition to his responsibilities at AESSEAL he also sits on several different bodies including the API692 Compressor Dry Gas Seal Committee and has lectured all over the world on sealing, maintenance and reliability matters.