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Biography — Richard Entwistle
Professional and highly experienced engineering & general manager and independent consultant. Extensive knowledge and hands-on implementation skills in heavy electrical & mechanical engineering, project management, information and renewable energy technology. Extensive and effective corporate change management and futures research implementation consulting experience.
Founding director and owner of creative business delivering strategic business consulting, educational, and media services worldwide. Part-time university lecturer.
Management Systems: Consultancy work for UK, Dubai, and Hong Kong engineering companies. Competitive analysis, technology assessment, client support, and business development. Quality assurance, document management, and major contract tendering.
Collectively designed, facilitated, and implemented strategic change management programs for electric utility. Extensive comparative data analysis of utility versus USA companies. Personally instigated manpower benchmarking study led to major restructuring. Designed, and implemented software Decision Support System (DSS) to support change. Designed and conducted staff training courses for benchmarking, comparative analysis, and decision making.
Electrical Power Engineering Management: Managing Director for Hong Kong project office startup projects and quality management for UK company. Took energy-from-waste environmental technology solutions to market in Europe, China, Korea, Taiwan, and USA.
Process Performance Manager for power plant technical investigations, thermal and plant process performance monitoring and optimization, station laboratory, and environmental control for 4,160 Megawatt power station.
Project Management Services Manager for multi-disciplinary team of 60 staff for project planning, cost control, information systems development, materials control, safety and site services for 2,400 MW gas-fired combined cycle plant and other generation engineering projects.
Commissioning Leader of multi-disciplinary team of up to 25 technical/engineering staff and specialists for the safe and efficient start up of all power station generators and associated systems. (4 x 360MW and 4 x 680MW machines.) For last two 680MW units, took on the added responsibility for complete turbine-generator unit and all support plant – the largest power station generator units in Asia at that time.
Senior Shift Manager for UK shift operations teams at 3 x 500MW and 4 x 104MW power stations. Completed CEGB Engineer Trainee scheme and several junior posts prior to senior positions, and before moving to Hong Kong.
Information Technology: Two mid-range HP-Unix distributed computer systems proposed, designed and implemented for electric utility engineering projects departments. System utilized state-of-the-art computing technology at low price only made possible by extensive in-house research work. Established systems software and applications development teams. These systems introduced business driven IT, rapid application development tools, distributed computing, and relational database technologies to a major electric utility.
Creativity, Research & Innovation: Managing Director for creative business established for business and personal development services. English language and business skills course development and delivery for ESL learners and native speakers. Independent video studio established and audio-video projects delivered. Innovative video applications for English language teaching delivered. Primary and Secondary level tutoring for English, Maths, and Science – using classical (home schooling) methods. Hong Kong agent for German Casablanca digital video editing appliance and support products.
Founding director & futurist for research institute organization studying emerging technologies futures research. Work helped increase awareness of company management and staff to future opportunities. Design and implementation of innovative new school building integrated solar power and remote solar/wind power systems (Hong Kong pioneering renewable energy projects). Projects management systems developed to grow business innovations within company.
Part-time university lecturer in Hong Kong and Macau for Cambridge International English Language Testing System (IELTS) preparation courses.
Professional Qualifications & Education
- Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP), British Computer Society, UK
- Member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (MIET), UK
- Professional Member of the World Future Society, USA
- Master of Science (Information Technology), Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
- Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), The Open University, UK
- Higher National Certificate (Electrical & Electronic Engineering) Derby College of Art & Technology, UK
- Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, American Board of NLP, USA
- Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Young Learners, British Council, Hong Kong
- Certificate in Theatre-based Voice and Speech Training, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Code of conduct statement
Neuromagic will always operate to the highest standards of ethics and professional business practices. Neuromagic audio-visual productions will support and contribute to the well-being and positive evolution of all persons. No work will be carried out in-house, or on behalf of others, that does not contribute to this.
You can contact Richard Entwistle HERE for a confidential discussion of your needs and goals. You can be sure of mutually agreed, guaranteed value and pragmatic short-term end results.