Ricardo appoints oil industry expert to help grow fuels and lubricants business

Industrial Lubrication and Tribology

ISSN: 0036-8792

Article publication date: 1 April 2000

Citation

(2000), "Ricardo appoints oil industry expert to help grow fuels and lubricants business", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 52 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/ilt.2000.01852bab.001

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Ricardo appoints oil industry expert to help grow fuels and lubricants business

Ricardo appoints oil industry expert to help grow fuels and lubricants business

Dr Robin Landells has recently joined Ricardo - Europe's largest independent powertrain and vehicle engineering technology provider - as the new business development manager for fuels and lubricants (see Plate 1).

Dr Landells joins more than 800 staff (three-quarters are highly qualified engineers and technicians) at Ricardo's main technical centre at Shoreham on England's south coast, one of five technical centres operated by Ricardo in the UK and North America (world-wide the group employs more than 1,400 people).

Plate 1Ricardo appoints oil industry expert to help grow fuels and lubricants business

Landells' appointment is highly relevant to Ricardo. He has a long history in the oil industry, having spent ten years with BP Chemicals and latterly the Orobis joint venture with Chevron Chemicals, working on both the lubricant and fuel additive sectors. This was followed by 12 years at the Lubrizol Corporation.

Commenting on the appointment, Dr Clive Hickman, business development director, Ricardo Consulting Engineers said: "Robin has extensive oil industry experience and will play a key role in further expanding the fuel and lubricant business of Ricardo, which has always been a core part of the company's business."

Ricardo's pioneering work in fuels research, for example to investigate knock in petrol engines, goes back as far as 1919 and was heavily supported by Shell ... and even before that, when the company's founder Sir Harry Ricardo had persuaded a consulting chemist to supply him with samples of different fuels to assess them in a test engine, he was probably the first person ever to attack the problem methodically and objectively.

For further enquiries please contact: Clive Hickman. Tel: +44 (0) 1273 794472; E-mail: CHickmanfairce.ricardo.com