• Our People

    • Stephen J Banfield Managing Director, TTI Ltd.
      • HNC. Mechanical Engineering & Chemistry
      • Formerly mooring, towing, fishing, industrial and military rope development leader, Marlow Ropes Ltd
      • Gas carrier/tanker/bulk/ferry/cruise/marina design and mooring response analysis
      • Fibre rope fatigue studies. Fibre rope development and testing. Rope and cable splicing. Rope jacketing systems. Specialist rope yarn testing. Expert witness: rope and mooring failures.
      Chris Berryman Associate Consultant, TTI Ltd.
      • BSc. (Hons) Physics
      • Managing Director of TTI Testing Ltd
      • Gas carrier/tanker/bulk/ferry/cruise/marina design and mooring response analysis
      • Design, development and project management of synthetic rope solutions for Offshore, Marine, Yachting, Climbing, Military and Industrial applications.
      Kevin Black Director, TTI Ltd.
      • MSc. Advanced Manufacturing, HNC Mechanical Engineering, IEng MIIE
      • Formerly principal engineer conductor protection nets and lead engineer jacket installation Systems, Kellogg Brown & Root. 
      • Project management, mooring system design and analysis, riser protection net engineering design & manufacture.
      Nigel Briggs Associate Consultant, TTI Ltd.
      • BEng (Hons) Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering.
      • Formerly, senior engineer within military avionics, semi-conductor and automotive industries.
      • Project management, design and development, specialising in computer aided design [CAD] and finite element analysis [FEA]; bringing projects through from initial conception, qualification and testing to production. Working with companies and university spin-outs to bring their conceptual ideas into working prototypes.
      Christopher J. Burgoyne Associate Consultant, TTI Ltd.
      • MA PhD MSc CEng MICE
      • Civil Engineering applications. Flexible tension member systems. Mathematical modelling
      David Byrne Associate Senior Consultant, TTI Ltd.
      • Naval Architect and Marine Operations Consultant
      • Formerly with Noble Denton and Transmarine Ltd.
      • Marine operations in port and at sea; offshore operations; ship and marine structural design. Mooring design and analysis.
      Martin Delaney Director, TTI Ltd.
      • MSc Maritime Civil Engineering, CEng MICE, FIMarEST 
      • Formerly with Noble Denton and Global Maritime.
      • Offshore engineering, hydrodynamics, structures, moorings, analysis and design, installation and inspection.
      John F Flory President, TTI LLC, USA
      • BSc Mechanical Engineering, MSc Engineering Mechanics, P.E..
      • Formerly Engineering Associate, Exxon Research and Engineering.
      • Mooring system analysis; synthetic fibre rope, chain, flexible cargo hoses.
      Roger E Hobbs Director, TTI Ltd.
      • PhD, DSc (Eng), FIStructE, FICE, CEng
      • Emeritus Professor of Structural Engineering, Imperial College, London.
      • Wire rope analysis and testing; performance predictions; cable structures; fatigue testing.
      • Torsion in wire rope and chain. Analysis and design of steel structures and pipelines.
      James Mackay Associate Consultant, TTI Ltd.
      • BSc [Hons] Engineering Product Design
      • Project and QC management. Synthetic rope system design, moorings, towing, heavy lift, SPM systems, riser protection nets, manufacture, and installation. Expert witness, investigation and failure analysis of ropes.
      • Formerly Business Development Manager Bridon Int. [2006-2014]
      • Commercial and Technical Sales Manager Marlow Ropes [1991-2005].
      Tom Mackay Associate Consultant, TTI Ltd.
      • CEng, MIMechE
      • Director of TTI Marine Renewables, Inverness
      • Formerly Senior Engineer AWS Ocean Energy, Perkins and Wavegen
      • 12+ years of experience gained in the automotive and marine renewable energy sectors, covering mechanical engineering design and development and R&D activities.
      Ross Morley Associate Consultant / Quality Manager, TTI Ltd.
      • Formerly Project Engineer / Lead Coordinator of Hotchkiss Ltd
      • 10 years of experience gained in the building services industry, covering CAD design and engineering.
      Fanggang NING Associate Consultant, TTI Ltd.
      • PhD. Textile Materials and Design
      • BSc. Textile Engineering
      • TTI representative in China
      Nick O'Hear Chairman, TTI Ltd.
      • BSc Electrical Engineering.
      • Technical Director (Ropes and Cables), TTI Ltd.
      • Formerly Technical Director, JDR Cable Systems.
      • Fibre ropes, fibre and wire reinforced electrical cables and umbilical's. 
      Alan T Ractliffe Director, TTI Ltd.
      • Formerly Senior Lecturer in Naval Architecture, Newcastle University
      • Naval architecture, structural analysis, ship motions, modelling of marine systems, cable dynamics.
      Isabel Ridge Consultant, TTI Ltd.
      • BSc PhD FIMechE, MInstNDT CEng
      • Technical Director TTI Testing Ltd.
      • President OIPEEC (International Organisation for the Study of Ropes) 2011-2015
      • Formerly Principal Research Fellow, University of Reading and Head of Research and Development, CASAR Drahtseilwerk Saar, Germany
      • Inspection, behaviour and endurance of wire ropes, failure analysis, torsional behaviour of rope and chain.
      Peter Strong Associate Consultant, TTI Ltd.
      • CEng, CMarEng, MIMarEST.
      • HNC in Mechanical Engineering, with Aeronautical endorsement.
      • Professional experience – broad ranging, front end technologies and tasks, Project and R&D Management, in aero, power generation, naval (submarine), nuclear, offshore (TLP mooring and Riser Protection Net) and (recent) research to support development of offshore floating windfarm moorings.
      • Consulting and business development, UK and various overseas.
      Ben Yeats Associate Consultant, TTI Ltd.
      • MSc CEng, MIMarEST
      • Project Manager for joint industry projects
      • Director of TTI Marine Renewables, Inverness
      • 20+ years in marine renewable energy Sector
      • Formerly Chief Technology Officer with AWS Ocean Energy, Head of R&D and marine projects at Wavegen, Mooring designer and Naval Architect with Noble Denton.