Dec. 26, 2012
-- Paul Sinclair-eckett began his career in design and engineering in 1985 when he was only 16 years old. He worked as an apprentice in a tooling and fitting part of the British Aerospace company. This was combined with his studies at the City and Guilds Institute, a popular vocational school in the UK. Working as an apprentice taught him the basics of engineering and grew his interest in the field.
He then worked for two years at Tyrells Grand Prix Ltd and four years at Williams Grand Prix. These positions saw him completing a lot of physical work such as fitting and laminating. He broke into the world composites with Williams as well as McLaren in 1996 and later for Toyota Motorsport a few years later. At Arrows Grand Prix he worked as a composite technician where he learned first hand manufacturing of numerous components to cars.
This practical knowledge learned in the racing industry helped to prepare him for a career in the Aerospace industry, something he had long desired. With Airbus he continued his education in CAD and design learning the CatiaV5 software in and out. He is currently Airbus certified in numerous Catia Workbenches such as Part Design, GSD, Advanced Surfacing, and more.
He also holds a 2-1 M-Eng degree in Mechanical Engineering. This took him 6 years to finish, but it has allowed him to enjoy immense success and professional growth during his 27 years in the field.
The broad range of engineering and design experience before he became employed to Airbus allowed Paul Sinclair-eckett to climb the ranks quickly. He currently works as the Head of Assembly Automation where he relies on his skills in design and engineering every day in order to make sure the project runs smoothly.