To celebrate Steve’s first full year with us, we chatted about his career and highlights at BOLD.
What made you interested in a career in engineering?
My love for all things on four wheels. Ever since I was a child, I was obsessed by Motorsport, watching Formula 1 and the British Touring Car Championship. My Grandad was also an engineer and created some wonderful things. He always inspired me to follow in his footsteps.
What´s your career background?
I have a degree in Motorsport Engineering from Kingston University. I had a long stretch of experience in Composites in Formula 1, IndyCar and Hypercar industries.
Where has your career taken you over the years?
Not far. I was lucky enough after university to find a composites company called GTR (Global Technologies Racing Ltd). on my doorstep in West Sussex. I got involved in some incredible projects there for motorsports teams and car manufacturers all over the world, which gave me the opportunity to travel whilst expanding my network and knowledge. I was with GTR for 12 years before starting with BOLD. I’m still based in the UK, but I do enjoy a trip to the HQ in sunny Barcelona every so often. My wife and kids even tagged along on my last trip!
What has been the biggest challenge in your career so far?
BOLD! It has been very challenging but equally rewarding. As a young company there is a lot of work to be done to accelerate our growth. Witnessing the remarkable speed at which BOLD has expanded in the last year has been brilliant. To be a part of the journey from the early stages has been very inspiring and I look forward to seeing what the future holds for the company.
What made you interested in BOLD?
I was drawn in by the opportunity to do something completely different. I loved the idea that BOLD is involved in the entire customer journey from concept phase through to development and manufacturing. From my experience, this is the best way to create long-standing relationships with customers and maximise value for both parties. I joined BOLD because I felt excited about its potential. I truly feel like BOLD will make a difference to many motorsports industries.
How does BOLD differ from other engineering companies?
There is a togetherness at BOLD and a vibrant start-up energy. Everybody is eager to help each other out and there is an abundance of brilliant minds to learn from. Our team is made up of engineers from all kinds of backgrounds from Formula 1 teams to OEM Manufacturing, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. By harnessing this collective knowledge and skills, we have grown an impressive team with an extensive range of capabilities.
Why would you recommend BOLD as a great place to work?
There’s a great multicultural team at BOLD and it’s opened the door to learning about all kinds of different cultures. We’re never short of exciting projects to work on and there’s huge potential for personal and professional growth here. As we have established our office presence in the UK now, I am excited to expand the team here and further enhance our capabilities and contribute to our continued success.
Are you looking to advance your career in Applied Engineering?
To keep up with client demand, BOLD is continuously on the lookout for talented people to join the fast-growing, dynamic team. Currently we have a variety of open roles in Powertrain Design, Composite Design, Mechanical Design and we’re seeking multiple senior roles in the UK including a Senior Composite Design Engineer with NX. Check out our open positions to learn more: https://boards.eu.greenhouse.io/boldvaluabletechnology
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