Richard Wall: CEO
Richard Wall received a BEng degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Liverpool and later wrote a prize-winning thesis leading to an MSc in Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Technology from the same institution.
Richard joined Johnson Controls Incorporated and was soon promoted to Engineering Manager leading a team of 25+ with multi million pound budget responsibility. After 5 years with JCI, he moved to Invensys Plc to run a product design and lean consultancy team, with 9 reports across Europe and the US, reducing new product time to market by over 50%.
From 2004 he worked for Omitec Group, an SME specialising in the design and manufacture of automotive powertrain diagnostic equipment, where he had several operational responsible roles in the UK, before starting and growing subsidiaries in China and USA. For these assignments he relocated with his family on each occasion. The business was sold to Continental, the international Tier 1 automotive supply group in July 2012.
Since this time Richard has worked as a senior member of Continental’s Diagnostics and Services (D&S) management team as Head of Global Sales to develop the business for major OEMs for all D&S products and services. He managed a team located across key global automotive markets dividing his time between Continental’s operations in UK, Germany, Japan and the U.S.
Richard is married with children and the family live in the West Midlands.