Travel from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca, Singapore and onto Sarawak and Sabah in Borneo. Along the way take part in a range of specialist visits that examine cutting edge civil and mechanical engineering, both contemporary and historic. The wide-ranging professional visits include a digital motor factory in Singapore, a pepper sauce factory in Sarawak and the Vulcan Steam Railway in Borneo. There is a full partner programme and a range of excursions reflecting the wonderful wildlife, culture and cuisine of the region. After the tour there is the opportunity to extend on the beaches of Kota Kinabalu.
A Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Member of the National Society for Professional Engineers in the USA, Michael spent the major part of his working life with an American Chemical Corporation. He was based in the USA for several years as a Global Project Manager working on projects in Asia, Europe & North America. He returned to the UK in the role of Global Technology Centre Manager for the Corporation and Engineering Manager of a COMAH Site. After ten years in these roles he then spent five years as the Corporations Global Process Engineering Manager.
Since retirement Michael has lectured at the four main Universities in South Wales and has also concentrated on promoting engineering to young people through the Year in Industry Scheme at two of these Universities.
Michael is a past Chairman of the IMechE South Wales Region, followed by several years as Regional Treasurer. He currently Chairs Company MPDS Accreditations for the IMechE and is an interviewer for Institution Membership.