W. Alec Osborn

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W. Alec Osborn MBE (born 1939) is a British mechanical engineer.

He was educated at Grantham College. At the college, he apprenticed with British Racing Motors, working on projects including the BRM Formula 1 H16 and V12 engines.[1]

Starting in 1969, he worked at Perkins Engines, from Design Engineer to Chief Engineer. He became a consultant in 2002.

He is on the boards of the Deacon's School, and Hereward Community College. He became Director of the Thomas Deacon Academy in 2004.[2]

In 2002, he was made a Freeman of the City of London, and was made a Fellow of the IMechE in 1991. He is on the Dewar Trophy Technical Sub-Committee.[3]


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Preceded by
Andrew Ives
President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Succeeded by
John Baxter