The Agricultural Engineers Association is delighted to announce that Robert Crook has joined the AEA team in the role of Technical and Standards Engineer. This is a newly created position within the organisation to strengthen the existing Technical and Standards Group.
Robert’s responsibilities will be primarily in the farm equipment sector supporting the Industry’s input to global standards organisations and providing technical and standards support to AEA members.
Robert has extensive knowledge and experience of agricultural equipment from his 30 years working in Product Development for CNH Industrial where he held positions managing test and development groups for tractors and harvester machines. In these roles, he worked at many global locations gaining practical exposure to local markets, customer requirements and the agricultural business operations. Robert worked in Product Safety for CNH Industrial gaining knowledge of industry standards, legislation and technical organisations to ensure that products were developed to meet legal requirements and maintained good safety practice.
Robert completed a BSc Hons Degree in Agricultural Engineering at Silsoe College, Cranfield University. He is a Chartered Engineer and Member of both the Institution of Agricultural Engineers and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
From a farming background, Robert continues to maintain a practical working interest on the family farm. His other interests include motorsports and travel.
Ruth Bailey, CEO of the AEA is extremely pleased that Robert has joined the AEA team. She commented “I’m absolutely thrilled to have Robert on board. We are moving into an era where our technical input in standards and regulation will be critical to the UK, however it may look after Brexit. It's imperative that we ensure that the AEA is fully conversant and involved in shaping future legislation I cannot think of a more relevant and experienced person to support our members and provide technical expertise and service from the AEA. I’m sure all our members, many of whom I believe will already know Robert, will welcome him openly.”