Founder, Chairman and President
Marian Noronha is a graduate of BHU Institute of Technology, Varanasi, India, with a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering. His graduate studies were in Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines at McGill University, Montreal. He founded TURBOCAM in 1985 after two years in advanced CAD/CAM applications at Computervision, and many years of R&D in Wind Turbine Development and Energy Conservation.
|Bill King||General Manager of TURBOCAM Manufacturing|
Bill King is a graduate of the State University of New York, Utica, with a Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering. He attended Southern New Hampshire University's graduate program where he increased his business management skills. Bill joined TURBOCAM in January 2012 after 27 years working in various manufacturing and R&D environments that include forging, casting, and multiple axis machining. He also has a background in product development and implementing lean manufacturing.
|Rob Bujeaud||Vice President of Engineering|
Rob Bujeaud is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and received an MBA from New Hampshire College. He joined TURBOCAM in 1988, leaving for a three-year hiatus from 1992 to 1995. He was named Vice President of Engineering in 1998. In addition, Rob has worked at General Electric, Pratt and Whitney, and Renaissance Design.
|Ollie Sexton||Vice President of Business Development|
Ollie Sexton is a graduate of Xavier University, with a BSBA in Marketing. After serving as the Commercial Business Manager for D.G. O’Brien Inc., he joined TURBOCAM in 2000 as the Business Development Manager. In 2009, Ollie became Vice President of Business Development.
|Doug Patteson||Chief Financial Officer|
Doug Patteson is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and received his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He joined TURBOCAM in 2005 as its first Chief Financial Officer. Prior to TURBOCAM, Doug worked at companies in manufacturing, networking, and venture capital in addition to spending 10 years working for the CIA overseas.
|James Noronha||General Manager, TURBOCAM Energy Solutions|
James Noronha is a graduate of Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He served as an Infantry Officer in the Marine Corps during operations in Afghanistan and training with allied militaries throughout the Pacific. He worked in business development in the Middle East before joining TURBOCAM in 2014. He became General Manager of TURBOCAM Energy Solutions (TES) in 2015.
|Dave Romaine||Corporate Quality Manager|
Dave Romaine graduated from Rutgers University, College of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He joined TURBOCAM in 1998 with 20 plus years of experience in Plant Engineering and two years in teaching in the New Hampshire Community Technical College system.
|Tim Noronha||General Manager, TURBOCAM ElectroChemical Machining|
Tim is a graduate of Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Engineering Sciences and the Thayer School of Engineering with a Bachelor's in Engineering. He joined TURBOCAM full-time in 2009 as an ECM Product Engineer, and has been the General Manager of TURBOCAM Electrochemical Machining (TECM) since 2011. His group develops unconventional methods of manufacturing.
|Rob Taylor||Sales Manager|
Rob Taylor has worked in engineering for over 35 years. He has worked for various companies in that time with responsibilities in design, manufacturing, fluid systems design, and sales. He joined TURBOCAM in 1990 as one of the founding directors of TURBOCAM Europe Ltd.
|Neil Lightfoot||Plant Manager|
Neil Lightfoot started his career as an apprentice where he achieved ONC and HNC in Mechanical Engineering at Northbrook College of Technology. He joined TURBOCAM as a trained machinist in 1991, and progressed through 5-axis machining to the most technical aspects of the business, and is currently employed as the Plant Manager of TURBOCAM Europe Ltd.
|Andrew Johnson||Quality Manager|
After high school, Andy completed a four-year engineering apprenticeship at High Temperature Engineers Ltd (subsequently taken over by Eaton). He has worked in various industries from aerospace, food packaging, gas-turbine repair and overhaul, and manufacture of deep-sea manifolds for the oil and gas industry, spanning 34+ years in engineering. Andy received a Master’s Degree in Manufacturing Management and Technology. He has successfully taken several companies through various certification programs attaining AS9100, CIEH Hygiene standards, and ISO9001, to name a few. Andy is a certified trainer and facilitator. He has held design signature authority on behalf of the Civil Aviation Authority and the military for aero-engine modification and release.
|Matthew Brussee||Business Manager|
Matthew Brussee joined TURBOCAM Inc. in 1999 to complete a sandwich year (internship) during his B.Sc. in Business Studies, working in the finance department. Having completed his degree, he returned to TURBOCAM Inc. in 2001 as a Supply Chain Manager. After a three-year hiatus in Cambridge, UK, while his wife was at University, he returned as Logistics Manager in 2006 as the nozzle ring product line was launching. In 2010 he moved to TAPS taking on the position of Operations Manager and overseeing the implementation of a new ERP system. In 2015, he returned to the UK to take up the position of Business Manager at TURBOCAM Europe Ltd.
|Sam Nichols||Engineering Manager|
Sam Nichols completed his Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering at Southampton University in 2006. He joined TURBOCAM Europe as a Graduate Engineer later the same year and has progressed through 5-axis programming and project management responsibilities on a wide range of projects to leading the engineering team. He was appointed Engineering Manager at TURBOCAM Europe in May 2016.
|Onno Weststrate||Business Development|
Onno Weststrate has been in the turbomachinery industry for over 20 years, serving international markets in turbine blades and gears. He brings to TURBOCAM his skills in many languages, and experience of traveling in over 35 countries.
Onno serves European customers by connecting them to TURBOCAM plants in Europe, Asia, and North America, and offering them the unique manufacturing and technology solutions that are possible by the TURBOCAM synergies of people in developed and developing countries.
Onno started TURBOCAM Romania in 2008, which now employs around 55 people making turbine blades and nozzle rings for the automotive industry.
Onno also travels to developing countries, working with others who are involved in job and wealth creation.
|Sorin Ignat||Managing Director|
Sorin Ignat is a graduate of Politechnical University from Iasi, Romania, with a B.S. in Mechanics. He also has a B.S.B.A. from the Open University Business School in the United Kingdom. After 18 years at Carbid Fox at different management levels, (ending as General Manager), he joined TURBOCAM Romania as Managing Director in 2008.
|Duncan Watkinson||Managing Director|
Duncan Watkinson received his Masters in Mechanical Sciences from Cambridge University in England. He then went to work overhauling steam turbines and diesel engines for W.H. Allen of Bedford, England. He spent four years with the company in Australia before being promoted to Turbine Manager of the Steam Turbine Department. He and his family moved to India in 1981.
In May of 1989, Marian Noronha asked Duncan to establish TURBOCAM India. Duncan's turbomachinery background and commitment to India made him ideal to help fulfill Marian's dream of a company in the land of his birth. Since then, Duncan has overseen the company and helped it grow from zero to a turnover in excess of $6 million.
Duncan and his wife now live in Bangalore, India—the technological centre of this teeming nation. Their three children and grandchildren now live on three continents. Duncan also oversees The SPAN Trust, which helps the poor and needy in several parts of India. See spantrust.org for more information.
|Savio Carvalho||General Manager|
Savio Carvalho earned his Diploma in Production Engineering in 1986 from Maharashtra State Board for Technical Education. He worked for a manufacturing company for five years before joining TURBOCAM in 1992. He gained 5-axis machining experience while training at TURBOCAM in the U.S.A., and subsequently returned to India to help set up TURBOCAM's manufacturing plant in Goa. He has served as the General Manager at TURBOCAM India for 20+ years, and his leadership has helped the company realize an annual growth rate of approximately 30 percent over the past few years.
|Keith Lin||General Manager|
Keith Lin, General Manager of TURBOCAM Taiwan, is a graduate of National Taipei University of Technology in mechanics. After serving as Vice President of Standtech Co. for tire mold manufacturing, Keith started TURBOCAM Taiwan as a joint venture with Marian Noronha, Founder, Chairman, and President of TURBOCAM International, in 2000.