Ross is responsible for the commercial development of the business. He oversees marketing, sales, product development and customer service activities, giving him a unique insight into the nonwoven industry. With over 10 years at NIRI, Ross has contributed to the growth of the company within a variety of consultancy roles, including business development, operations and technical management. Ross obtained a MSc and an EPSRC iCASE funded PhD from the University of Leeds. He also holds a BSc(Hons) in Sports Technology from Loughborough University. His PhD was on developing novel materials for military CBRNe protective clothing and was funded by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL). While completing his full time PhD, Ross also worked as a freelance R&D consultant for the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and the Greater Manchester Fire Rescue Service (GMFRS), as well as project managing a series of cutting edge medical innovation projects for NIRI.