Richard Osborne biography
Graduated in 1966 with BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from University College London, followed by a Postgraduate Diploma in Machinery Design from National College of Agricultural Engineering, Silsoe, (now part of Cranfield University).
Joined Ransomes Sims & Jefferies in 1967 as a Development Engineer, promoted to Project
Engineer and eventually Engineer in Charge of the root crop machinery section, taking
on former Johnson and Catchpole products. Pioneered numerous novel features, including
Patent Closed Loop Depth Control
Joined Bomford Turner in 1980 initially as designer for tropical cassava harvesting
equipment developed from potato lifting technology, remaining until 2001, after 15
years as Engineering Manager responsible for product development of tractor mounted
flail mowers, cultivators, and other related products. As a research and test engineer
developed and introduced in-
Chartered Engineer, Member of Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow of Institution of Agricultural Engineers, Associate of Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators.
Currently working as a technical consultant, specialising in Instruction Manual preparation and other technical support services for local industry.
Voluntary interests include managing installation and operation of modern church heating plant, project liaison for redevelopment of Church House, a 15th Century property providing facilities for St Nicholas Church, Alcester, and driving for Stratford upon Avon voluntary driver service.
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