National Physical Laboratory

Professor Richard J Parker CBE FREng FRAeS FIMechEFInstP

Ric Parker

Richard (Ric) Parker retired as Director of Research & Technology, Rolls-Royce Group in April 2016, where he was responsible for direction and co-ordination of Research & Technology programmes across all the Rolls-Royce businesses, worldwide.

He joined Rolls-Royce in 1978, and held various posts, including Chief of Composites and Ceramics, Chief of Compressor Engineering, Managing Director – Compressor Systems and Director of Engineering & Technology, Civil Aerospace. Ric gained a CBE for Services to Engineering in 2013 and was named the European CTO of the Year in 2014. In 2015, he was awarded the Royal Aeronautical Society Gold Medal. In 2017, Ric joined NPL as a Distinguished Visitor to support NPL in identifying and creating even greater impact within the advanced manufacturing environment.

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2017
Created: 2 Jun 2015

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