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Paul Gallen is the NCC’s lead for the Automotive market within our Strategy and Business Development Team. He has over 20 years management level leadership of industrialising new technologies, facilitating technology transfer and supporting advanced manufacturing in the UK.
He is currently working with industry leadership groups developing sector roadmaps and future programmes for UK automotive lightweighting, as deputy chair of the Automotive Composite Group. This involves working with OEMS and Tier 1s to define requirements and future capabilities.
He has supported many successful collaborative bids into UK and EU grant funded programmes, securing over £35M of funding to industry, as well as leading joint development projects with UK, European and American Universities.
Paul brings extensive experience of facilitating new product development as well as leading industrial scale rollouts of new and improved manufacturing technologies, including thermoplastic composites.
Paul’s recent projects include setting up of pilot plants for high volume manufacture of composite components and development of new IPR through collaborative R&D.