John Spensley Retired Industrial Scientist

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John Spensley MSc, FCMI

John Spensley has spent his entire career in the hi-tech manufacturing operations environment and has gained considerable knowhow from working in small to medium sized medical, aerospace and telecom businesses.  As a Chartered Manager, John is educated and experienced in the principles necessary to run manufacturing operations.

He started working life in 1970 as an indentured engineering apprentice under the EITB 5-year training scheme.  In the late 1970’s a passion for managing and coordinating factory resources to deliver complex products began.  Attending Nene College, Cranfield and Putteridge-Bury he graduated with an MSc in Technology Management.  For most of John’s working life he has been responsible for delivering demanding new product introduction schedules to meet customer and business needs.  These include handheld Gas Spectrometers, Micro–Optical Spectrum Analysers and surgically implanted Neurostimulators. Furthermore, John has been directly involved with the CE approval for a new implanted device as well as the Competent Authority requirements to trial 2 further class 3 active implanted devices.

John has led on numerous improvement or implementation programs such as Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) systems to Quality Management Systems (QMS) and Total Quality Management programs (TQM).

John has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to learning, engaging with, and coaching all willing colleagues.