Huw Williams is an Honorary Professor in Automotive Engineering. He is a very well-known leader in the field of automotive engineering with wide industrial experience and significant contribution to research and development of new vehicle technology. Huw is a Fellow and past Vice President of the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications and he is also a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.
Prior to leaving JLR to pursue a career as an independent consultant Huw was one of only two people to hold the position of Senior Engineering Specialist (LL5 Senior Manager equivalent) in JLR’s product development organisation. He has been involved in panel meetings of EPSRC and was a member of the peer review college. He has 32 publications and several invited Keynotes in national conferences.
Huw was recognised by Ford Motor Company by being appointed as one of the ten worldwide members of the office for the Henry Ford Technical Fellow for Quality Engineering and contributed to Ford’s Global Technology Development System and the development of Ford’s Design for Six Sigma Programme. As well as a distinguished career in both management and technical specialist roles Huw trained and practiced as a Six Sigma Black Belt, which led to his certification as a Master Black Belt, where he took the best ever score in the qualifying exam: his projects saved millions of dollars and were praised by Ford’s Vice President, Richard Parry-Jones CBE.