About Chris Towle

Chris Towle BSc, CEng, MIMechE, MIEE, MInstMC                              Chris Towle

L C Towle, born 1928, graduated with honours in Mechanical Engineering from Kings College, Durham and gained his early industrial experience with George Kent Ltd which he joined as a graduate apprentice in 1950. Progressing through the R & D department, he became Chief Electronics Engineer in 1966. Since 1954 he has been involved in the design of intrinsically safe instrumentation and in British Standards Committees on IS apparatus, systems and codes of practice. He is secretary of both the IEC and CENELEC committees on intrinsic safety, a member of the BASEEFA advisory council, current chairman of the GAMBICA Flammable Atmospheres Group, and has published many papers on intrinsic safety. A founder member of Measurement Technology, he is the MTL Group Technology Director and is internationally recognised in the field of ‘explosion protection’. In August 1994 he was appointed Managing Director of Telematic Ltd when that company was acquired by the group.

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