Academic and Professional Qualifications:

BEng Mechanical Engineering – University of Paisley
CEng Chartered Engineer
MIMechE Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers


Ron worked for Howden UK for 11 years, specialising in the design and performance testing of rotary regenerative heat exchangers and centrifugal fans for the power and process industries. In these roles, Ron gained experience in heat transfer, combustion analysis, fluid dynamics and static structural analysis.

Since joining Burgoynes in 2007, Ron has investigated over 450 incidents involving fires, explosions, mechanical failures and personal injuries. Incidents investigated include fires involving domestic and industrial equipment, explosions involving gas installations, boiling liquid expanding vapour explosions (BLEVE), failures in storage tanks, vehicle bearings, building structures and hydraulic systems.