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Dr Simon Lewis joins as part of our continued growth - 27 April 2018

Dr Simon Lewis joins as part of our continued growth

Following the establishment of our new office in Bristol, Norton Straw Consultants is delighted to announce Dr Simon Lewis has joined the team to take responsibility for managing our Bristol operations. Simon adds substantially to our management team and strengthens our advanced structural engineering, thermal engineering and fluid mechanics capabilities.

Simon joins us from Frazer-Nash Consultancy, where he was a leading practitioner in their integrity assurance business.  He is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.  He holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of Bristol with a focus on fracture mechanics. As well as his extensive experience in fatigue and fracture, Simon has deep expertise in the assessment of high-temperature creep in the nuclear, conventional power and process industries. 

As well as supporting our existing clients Simon will be very active in our continued investment in diversification, a strategy that has resulted in 50% growth of Norton Straw in the past year.  Simon intends to recruit and build a team in Bristol to support this continued growth.

In addition to his structural integrity experience, Simon brings expertise in digitalisation of engineering systems and processes.  Along with data analysis and statistics, Simon has worked in the development of reduced order modelling of engineering systems as part of wider digitalisation programs. This fits well with Norton Straw as we are working in this area both in development of digitalisation strategies and implementation of digital technologies from equipment design through to system operation.

Dr Matt Straw, Norton Straw Consultants' Managing Director commented that "It is fantastic to have Simon join our team. As a growing engineering and technology company it is important to have a strong management team and maintain depth in our technical expertise, Simon helps significantly in both areas.  His technical skills add to the services we can offer our clients and his experience broadens our footprint in new industry sectors, where we are a natural fit and we believe we have a very attractive offering.  Our Bristol office is already gaining momentum and we all look forward to working with Simon and growing our operation and service offering there."

Dr Simon Lewis added that "It is an exciting time to join Norton Straw Consultants, the range of clients and industries that the company is supporting is impressive.  I am delighted to add my own areas of expertise and industry experience to help the company develop further both in terms of the services we offer and industries we support.  The company's strong reputation for delivering high-value engineering and consultancy services and technical excellence provides a fantastic foundation for continued growth."

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