Simon is a chartered engineer and chartered marine engineer with
many years experience of machinery operation, maintenance and troubleshooting.
He is a fellow of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (FInstNDT), and a member of the Institute of Marine Engineering Science &
He has actively participated in standardisation since 1986 and is the chair of ISO TC108/SC5 – Condition Monitoring & Diagnostics of
Machines and chair of BSI GME 21/7 – Condition Monitoring of Machines, and convenor of ISO TC108/SC5 WG8 – Condition Monitoring Guidelines. Standards he has project managed include ISO 17359, ISO 13380
and ISO 10816-6. He has been closely involved in the development of ISO 18436-2 and the UK's accreditation initiative with BINDT. He is also accredited to the BINDT PCN Vibration Analyst Category IV.
A graduate of London University, he joined Rolls-Royce at their Industrial & Marine Gas Turbine division working on design and development of
marine gas turbine fuel systems. He then spent 8 years as a Marine Engineering Officer with the British Royal Navy, and on completion of his commission joined the vibration monitoring & analysis division of
Schenck. He moved from there to Manchester based consultancy Wolfson Maintenance. After 15 years with WM, Simon set up SpectrumCBM Ltd.
In July 2007 Simon took up an appointment as Director of Training Services at AVT. In July 2014, Simon parted company with AVT, and continues as
MD of SpectrumCBM Ltd, and has a close relationship with Metron Oil & Gas Ltd in Aberdeen.
q BP-Amoco: Reliability Review of CATS Gas Processing System
q Kuwait Petroleum Corp.: CBM & Vibration Analysis Training
q Saudi Electric Company CRB Transmission Dept: Strategic Maintenance Audit
q Saudi Electric Company CRB Generation Dept: Strategic Maintenance Audit
q Motorola: Reliability Audit, FMECA, Condition Monitoring Installation
q Jaguar Cars: CMMS, Condition Monitoring Training, Vibration Monitoring Service
q Corus (UK): Graduate Training – CBM Techniques
q Manchester University: Post Graduate Training – MSc Visiting Lecturer
q Ministry of Defence: Reliability Improvement, Condition Monitoring Implementation
q McCain Foods (UK): CMMS, Condition Monitoring, Spares Management
q BNFL Sellafield: Maintenance Benchmark Auditing, CMMS Data Transfer,
q York International: CBM data collection project
q York International key site FMECA reviews.
q OMaintec Institute Active Member