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Detailed CV for Nigel Bromley

Milton Keynes

FFEI Ltd 2006..

FFEI was formed in 2006 by a management buy-out of Fujifilm Electronic Imaging.

I am currently employed as a Technical Integration Manager, working on industrial inkjet printers. My principal project is the Caslon digital printing module for the Nilpeter FA-series label press. FFEI supply the inkjet system for this module, including all the mechanical, electronic, software and ink supply systems, based around the Xaar 1001 printhead and an FFEI-branded UV ink. This has been a technically challenging project, not so much in producing a working system as in solving the many problems relating to reliability and image quality that come from the interaction of printhead, ink and substrate.

More recently I have been re-engineering the industrial inkjet systems for the new Graphium press.

Fujifilm Electronic Imaging 1997..2006

From 1989 Crosfield became jointly owned by Fujifilm and Dupont. In 1997 Dupont sold their interest to Fujifilm and most of the assets and staff were transferred to a new company.

Consultant up to 1999; then Technical Integration Manager.

Crosfield Electronics 1984..1997

Principal Electronic Engineer up to 1990; then Consultant.

An important part of this phase of my development was learning techniques for concensual, multi-disciplinary concept generation and design. They can be used to develop an efficient project team without conflict, they reduce the risk of clearly wrong design decisions, they foster right first time. Often such processes are accused of wasting time. The scanner projects I worked on at Crosfield demonstrated that this is just not the case, and some more recent projects where the systematic approach has been maligned and ignored have shown what can be lost.

Jeaborough 1981..1984

Jeaborough was a small design consultancy based in Milton Keynes. In its short life it created many products demonstrating how productive a small focused team can be. Those that I was involved with extensively were:

Decca Radar 1975..1981

This was the part of Decca Radar that specialised in military products for the UK and other governments. My contributions were:


University of Bristol 1972..1975. BSc in Physics (1). Stage III Project Prize for project on Oscillatory Magnetostriction in Zinc and Antimony.

Kingston Grammar School 1963..1972. O-levels in Mathematics (1); Further Mathematics (3); English Language (1); English Literature (3); French (4); Latin (2); Physics (1); Chemistry (1); Biology (1); History (6). A-levels in Physics (A); Chemistry (A); Mathematics (A). S-level in Physics (1).

Various summer holiday jobs working for Decca Radar.

Patents and applications

nib 2003-01-30 .. 2018-12-27

nigel by himself

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