Tom Chapman

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Tom began his career with a Physics degree from London University followed by many years in R&D and product design in a wide range of engineering disciplines. After graduating from London University, Tom spent 2 years completing a Management Training Program with TI, a major British Engineering conglomerate. During that time he worked on researching dry gas seals and designed the key components for the stern tube seal of the Cunard Cruise Liner the QEII. Many years working with Cummins Engine Company in the UK and later in USA and Latin America provided a wide range of experiences in technical service, noise control and finance. In the following 23 years with Solar Turbines he ran Customer Service in Europe and N. Africa, Technical Services and Package Engineering based in San Diego and finally ended his time at Solar as MD of Solar Turbines Australia. Since retiring from Solar Tom has worked in a consulting role for Siemens, EDL and also privately. He is a specialist in vibration and condition monitoring and has a wealth of practical experience in systems troubleshooting.

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