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Ian Gibbard

CEO of Progressive Thermal Engineering. Leading Heat Exchanger Consultant & Trainer


Ian, CEO of Progressive Thermal Engineering, has more than 25 years of experience in the design, manufacture, operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of heat exchangers worldwide. His company delivers consultancy and training to clients across the process and power generation industries.
He is the former Engineering Business Manager, Technical & Managing Director at Cal Gavin Limited, a heat transfer consultant to new designs of heat exchangers and problematic heat exchangers in the field.
Ian has delivered training courses in over 25 countries for a range of audiences including plant operators, equipment manufacturers and seasoned engineers. His training material draws on his varied experience to provide practical instruction illustrated with insightful case studies.
Currently he is also heat transfer tutor and consultant at HTRI (Heat Transfer Research Incorporated).


Instructor's Affilations:

  • CEO, Progressive Thermal Engineering – UK (2002 – present)
  • Former Engineering Business Manager, Technical & Managing Director, Cal Gavin Limited – UK (1993 – 2001)
  • Chairman, HTRI Communications Committee – UK (1999 – 2001)
  • Course Tutor, HTFS Enhanced Heat Transfer Course (1996 – 2001)
  • Course Tutor, Heat Transfer Research Incorporated (2001 – present)
  • Co-Organizer and Technical Committee Member, Heat Exchange Engineering conference (2014 - present)
  • Member, ESDU Heat Transfer Enhancement Steering Committee