Bob Fenn contributed greatly to the advance of metallurgy and welding technology. He invented automatic welding devices that guaranteed consistent and reliable weld penetration and pioneered other approaches to NDT that are now used universally.
Bob Waugh was one of the world’s top electron optical engineers, and developed the first commercial focused ion beam, which is now used in laboratories worldwide for transmission electron microscopy specimen preparation and surface chemical analysis
To many, Charlie Geddes and his wife were the SPRA. Together they attended local meetings, IOM3 Local Society Forums, British Plastics Federation and the Horners’ Company events as representatives, indeed ambassadors, for SPRA.