Jon Ben, Director and Consultant of ConvergePD holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and has been instrumental in the development and launch internationally of up to fifty innovative and successful products including high-performance defence products; novel medical devices; highly configurable anaesthesia machines; complex, high-speed sorting machines; rugged respiratory equipment; specialist beam and flame detectors and industrial, electro-mechanical switches for arduous and explosive environments. Jon specialises in developing world-class products by working with and inspiring engiJon Ben photoneers and scientists to embed effective practice into the whole product development cycle, particularly in life-safety product industries. Jon has represented UK industry on trade bodies and on European and International standards committees whilst taking an active role in judging innovation. See full profile on LinkedIn.

Our plastics specialist, Shaun Ruck has a Masters in Polymer Science & Engineering. He has worked in a host of sectors developing and industrialising complex, high-volume plastic products primarily for medical, optical, electronics and safety-related products. Shaun’s expertise focuses on ensuring optimum design to achieve the most reliable and cost effective plastic part manufacture. He excels at training engineers in plastics technology and helping customers with quality and performance issues to identify and implement effective solutions. Shaun has travelled extensively across the world in supporting customers in achieving their business goals.

Nick Simmonds, co-facilitator in Hidden Solutions has coached and trained thousands of people from all walks of life. Focusing on both personal and professional development, he has created many bespoke programmes, empowering people to change their beliefs and behaviour to achieve greater success. Areas of focus have included: Leadership, Coaching, Customer Service, Communication, Sales, Management, Confidence, Culture change and Team Building. Full profile: uk.linkedin/nicksimmonds1. Nick and Jon collaborate to deliver the Hidden SolutionsTM programme.