Richard Barber FREng
Group Head of Engineering, MMD
Richard Barber’s career demonstrates an intuitive engineer who, through determination and ability, started as a craft apprentice fitter and progressed to be the technical director of one of Britain’s secret manufacturing success stories, MMD. He is one of the hidden engineering talents that exist in Britain, succeeding in the application of engineering in designing and manufacturing products that rival those of much larger international engineering organisations. His knowledge integrates the full range of engineering disciplines, and he is one of the humble engineers within the SMEs that the Academy strives to represent.