January 31, 2019 - Pittsburgh, PA
The Barnes Group Advisors Welcomes Bruce Mclean
The Barnes Groups Advisors (TBGA) welcomes Bruce Mclean to the ADDvisor℠ Services team. Bruce brings with him 40 years of diverse experience in aviation related industries, including military & commercial airline operations, maintenance, repair & overhaul and design, as well as expertise in Electron Beam Melting Additive Manufacturing.
Bruce has broad qualifications and experience in Aircraft Engineering with both the New Zealand and United Kingdom Royal Air Forces – including A&P Mechanic, Aeronautical Diploma, Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a post-graduate Aero-Systems Engineering Degree.
More than half of his professional experience has been in aviation, both military & commercial airline operations, maintenance, repair & overhaul and design. Additional experience in Global Supply Management of high technology commodities with John Deere Construction & Forestry Division. More recent development experience with a suite of surface modification technologies associated with thin-film ceramic coatings - PVD/ CVD/ DLC, ion implantation and plasma spray thermal coating equipment development whilst with Page-Macrae Engineering.
Bruce was a founding partner and the Senior Engineer with Zenith Tecnica in New Zealand since early 2014 which led to the successful commercialization of Electron Beam Melting Additive Manufacturing for the aerospace, space, motorsport, medical and marine sectors amongst a global customer base. Consequently, Bruce has established a worldwide reputation as a technology and industrialization specialist with Electron Beam Melting Additive Manufacturing technology.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Bruce to the team, further expanding our global presence,” says John Barnes, Managing Director, TBGA. “His reputation, knowledge, and trust is well established from his involvement in the industrial AM community and aligns perfectly with our core mission and vision.”
The Barnes Group Advisors is the largest independent additive manufacturing engineering consultancy. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, TBGA has presence in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Austin, TX, Phoenix, AZ, Youngstown, OH, St. Louis, MO and State College, PA. TBGA helps companies work through their AM adoption strategy via strategy, design, leadership, training, metallurgy, and economics, and is comprised of seasoned specialists with well over 100 years of experience in additive manufacturing.