Julian obtained his Bachelors and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering
at Surrey University with a scholarship from British Steel. Subsequently
he spent two years working as Technical Director for a corrosion engineering
contractor, a further year in post-doctoral research and two and a half years
as a university lecturer specialising in computational methods for Chemical
Engineers. The next two years were spent heading up the Chemical Engineering
Group at a major computing bureau in London selling and supporting chemical
engineering software products.
For the next eighteen years of his career, Julian worked for Simulation Sciences
Incorporated (SIMSCI) both in the USA and the UK. During this time he has
gained wide experience in many areas including customer support, product
planning, research and development, sales, marketing, product development
and strategic planning. He spent ten of these years in management and eight
in Consultancy as a Principal Engineer.
Upon leaving SIMSCI in 1997 Julian set
up Engineering Software Solutions Limited (ESSCo) and has since fulfilled the
role of Managing Director.