We are delighted to announce that Chris Charnley from Red Bull Racing is our Keynote Speaker this year at EPMC 2017!
Red Bull Racing: Pushing the boundaries with metrology in Formula 1
Formula 1 is a sport of the finest margins. Every season the rules change, every circuit has its own demands and every millisecond saved could be the difference between winning and losing. The cars are a complex combination of around 100 000 components and perfecting each part is essential to providing speed on track and confidence in safety. Motorsport is an innovator and proving ground for the automotive industry and the development speed in F1 is unrivalled. This session will give an insight into the quality department at a top racing team, exploring how Red Bull Racing uses metrology to take new parts from a computer screen in the factory to a racing car on track.
Chris Charnley Bio
Chris Charnley is the Quality Manager at Red Bull Technology, his vast engineering experience has been gained by getting his hands dirty as well as Senior Managerial positions. He has previously worked in the automotive business at Borg Warner for 24 years, where he was Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and also a Manufacturing Consultant for the Worldwide Turbocharger division, where he worked on major projects to deliver World Class Manufacturing.
His role at Red Bull Technology has many challenges and rewards. Chris has been with Red Bull Racing and Red Bull Technology from the beginning in 2004, and has seen and managed growth in technology as well as with the quality team. The Quality department covers many areas, including Metrology, Composite materials and also the NDT functions, not only at the facility in Milton Keynes UK, but also at every race and test. Red Bull Technology have won eight World Championship Titles in its short history, and they are looking for many more!
The full EPMC 2017 agenda is coming soon.