Alan Vessey C.Eng
Wednesday 15 March 2006, by cmcgarry
Alan Vessey, apprenticed to D. Napier & Son Ltd in Acton from 1952, entered the RAF Education Branch for his National Service, He returned to Acton Works as a Methods Engineer on blade manufacture, before joining GEC A.E.L. Stanmore as a Design Draughtsman on missile guidance systems in 1961. He became a Chartered Engineer in 1974 upon election to the Institutions of Manufacturing Engineers and Engineering Designers, during 25 years spent as Lecturer in Engineering Design and Manufacture at Aylesbury College. After being Technical Editor of "Model Engineer" for 3 years from 1988, he took a production post at Negretti Aviation, before going on to found the "Napier Power Heritage Trust" in 1992. His illustrated book "Napier Powered", published in 1997, highlights Napier Company achievements this century. He has just completed a new book "By Precision Into Power" A Bicentennial Record of D.Napier & Son. Published 2007.
He was vote in as the Trusts Chairman at this years AGM and carries on as Archivist and editor of the News Letter.