Meet the Committee!

Your local committee is made up from a diverse group of Professional Engineers working within a diverse span of industries at levels ranging from Senior Engineering Directors through to students embarking on the start of their career.  In this section we profile members of the Eastern Area to provide a little more detail about members of our team.

Paul Cunningham CEng MIMechE‚Äč


Paul is a professionally qualified Chartered Mechanical Engineer whose passion for engineering extends beyond the workplace.  Paul has an interest in all things mechanical engineering but his experience lies in vehicle development and project management.  His experience to date has been gained in various design and manufacturing roles across a range of vehicle development projects within a low volume and high variety manufacturing environment.  Paul currently works as Programme Manager within the leisure vehicle industry, for the UK market leader, and is proud to be part of a team that has delivered some of the most technologically advanced leisure vehicles within the UK and global markets.

Adam Stephenson AMIMechE 

Adam is the Immediate Past Chairman of the area’s Young Members Committee, representing engineers in the East Yorkshire area currently working towards professional registration at all levels. Adam himself is midway through the IMechE’s Supported Registration Scheme, supported by his employer Groupe Atlantic where he is employed as a Design Engineer. To find out more about the area’s Young Members Committee please visit their Near You Page;

Simon Thompson CEng MIMechE

I'm a time served apprentice trained engineer who started my career in local shipyards.  I then left and attended the University of Leeds where I obtained my honours degree in Mechanical Engineering.  I worked as a Project Engineer in York on a range of Design and Build contracts for a variety of industries including Food, Process and Utilities.  I now work for the Environmental Agency as a Regional Mechanical Advisor.  This work covers all aspects of the water industry and I ensure our Flood defence assets are maintained, refurbished and replaced when required.  I obtained Chartered status with the institution following my attendance at a 'Get Registered' event and this gave me the motivation to see the process through.  I have been an active member of the local committee ever since, getting involved in many rewarding events and activities.

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