2011

Fellows

Dr John Newbery FREng

Died on aged 84

Dr John Parnaby CBE FREng

Died on aged 73

Obituary for Dr John Parnaby CBE FREng in Times and Star

An appreciation for John Parnaby CBE FREng (14.78 KB) by Ian Nussey OBE FREng

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Appreciation from John Davies CEng FIMechE

I worked with John Parnaby (JP) in the'80s and early'90s while he headed up Lucas Engineering & Systems. He was an inspiration helping me kick start my career as a company trouble-shooter. He was years ahead of his peers. I still come across many manufacturing businesses (often in China) that measure quality in % rejects rather than part per million. He was always approachable and an excellent coach. On one occasion I was leading a workshop on Manufacturing Strategy and, unknown to me, the great man was watching through a window in the presentation room door. Later that day he 'passed by' my desk to beam at me and say "Never lose that enthusiasm...."

He seconded my application for Fellow of the I Mech E. which is something I will treasure forever...

A truly great man and one I will miss for a long time.

Mr Ian Hugh Phillipps DL FREng

Died on aged 86

Professor Roger David Pollard FREng

Died on aged 65

Obituary for Professor Roger David Pollard FREng on www.ieee.org

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Appreciation from Jaspal Singh Mundh

I was very fortunate to work for Roger during his tenure as Dean of Faculty of Engineering at the University of Leeds. Words fail me and I cannot begin to describe the feeling of loss within our institution. With so much left to offer, I feel personally aggrieved that he has been taken from us in such cruel fashion and share the sense of tremendous loss felt by many others. There is some solace to be found in his many achievements and enduring legacy to the world of engineering. I hope in time our collective grief may diminish and we can celebrate his life and outstanding contribution.

Roger, I would like to thank you for the belief, encouragement and support you gave me, I will always remember you as a scholar and a gentleman. May you rest in eternal peace.

Professor John Francis Richardson OBE FREng

Died on aged 90

Obituary for Professor John Francis Richardson OBE FREng in The Telegraph

Mr Gordon Ross Shearer FREng

Died on aged 85

Professor Hugh Brown Sutherland OBE FREng FRSE

Died on aged 91

Mr Kenneth Taylor OBE FREng

Died on aged 90

Dr Robert Douglas Tyler FREng

Died on aged 86