Ron first joined OTM as an apprentice in 1967 and entered the drawing office team in 1969. He progressed to manager whereupon he decided to take his skills elsewhere. We asked him back in 1978 to manage the design office where he has been since. In actuator matters, tell Ron it can’t be done and he’ll find a way to do it. He takes enormous pride in watching drones fly as a result of applications he successfully designed where competitors had failed. Away from work Ron likes having fun with his grandchildren or reading up on his favourite period of history. He has been Governor of a local school for 25 years and won South of England Governor of the Year in 2006.