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His two sons, Alasdair & Duncan, have subsequently continued to run and develop the business with the same passion for engineering that has been in the family for 6 generations spanning all the way back to the boom of Scottish coal mining and the technical challenges involved with such activities during the 19th century.
Joining the world of Motorsport straight after his A-Levels, Duncan learnt his trade from the ground up, which has given him invaluable experience of practical problem solving, usually under pressure, to which he excels. Engine driven wheeled vehicles have remained a common strand throughout his working life to date, from historic pre-war ERA’s through to the very latest Ferrari 488 GT race car. There have been plenty of non-car diversions along the way though, including aircraft projects (he holds a pilot licence himself) through to various record breaking technical endeavours. Duncan is a skilled, practical, knowledgeable engineer.
Holding a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Alasdair spent his formative career in an Aerospace design office where he honed design & CAD skills. Along the way he became quite involved with Hot Air Balloons, both in a technical role and flying himself as well as various daft diversions such as engineering airship stunts for the BBC Top Gear show. Other areas of expertise remain definitely earthbound; pressure vessel design & chemical processing industry hardware. Alasdair has an excellent knowledge of CAD / CAE tools in general
Kevin’s early career was as an Engineering Officer within the Royal Fleet Auxiliary which gave him a great rounded general engineering education, before joining Ritchie Engineering where he oversees the day-to-day production demands, as well as being a skilled machinist himself. Kevin is a reliable, dependable key member of our team whose calm and clear manner (and sense of humour!) are most welcome in the ‘heat of the battle’.