Innovation and Technology Development
Mechadyne was established as an innovation and technology development company for the Automotive Industry over 35 years ago. Developing Technologies from Concept through to Production Readiness.
We own 54 individual patents in 28 patent families, mainly Mechanical Variable Valvetrain systems
Developing new technologies and intellectual property for Hydrogen fuel systems.
A team of highly educated and experienced engineers with:
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James has over 35 years experience in business at Board and senior levels in companies trading both in the UK and internationally. Educated at Eton College, he spent a short time in the army, leaving as a Captain. He was a founder of Mechadyne in 1984 and had held a number of roles within the company over the years, both executive and non-executive. In 2012 James re-joined Mechadyne as Chairman to help find a buyer and led the sale of the company to Rheinmetall.
James co-founded Metier Ventures and led the purchase of Mechadyne back from Rheinmetall in November 2022 with the aim of re-focusing the significant technical expertise in the company on green technologies, initially focusing on opportunities related to hydrogen internal combustion engines.
Mark has over 20 years of powertrain design and development experience. He started his career at Mechadyne whilst studying Automotive Engineering at Loughborough University. After graduation a full time position was assumed as a design and development engineer for 4 years. This was followed by a brief spell with Zeroshift developing their novel transmission. Mark subsequently spent over 5 years working at Ilmor Engineering and was part of the team that designed and developed the Chevrolet V6 2.2l Indycar engine. In 2013 Mark re-joined Mechadyne as a Project Leader. This transitioned to Chief Engineer in 2021. In December 2022 Mark took up the position as Technical Director following the sale of the company to Metier Ventures.
Dr Tim Lancefield, joined Mechadyne in 1989, following seven years developing process machinery and seven years in consulting to the Automotive Engine sector. He joined as Technical Director, a position he held for 23 years followed by 10 years as Technical and Managing Director. He has published papers in the field of engine valve train technology and has more than 30 granted patents in related fields.
Tim has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in Control Engineering, both from the City University London, and a DPhil from Oxford in the field of engine simulation and the engine’s response to variable valve timing. He is affiliated to the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, the Society of Automobile Engineers and the Institute of Electrical Technology.
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