It is our pleasure to welcome Lance Finney to the Inzpire team.
Lance joins our Technical Services Division as an ordnance, munitions and explosives (OME) subject matter expert (SME), following 13 years in Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S).
Lance joined DE&S as a mechanical engineering apprentice in 2008, completing his apprenticeship in 2011. Throughout his apprenticeship, and a subsequent 18-month stint in a Defence Ordnance Safety Group (DOSG) development post, Lance chose OME focused placements including: Naval Authority Explosives Group; BAE Systems Glascoed; the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL); and a variety of DOSG Science and Technology Sections. In 2013 he became a weapons safety advisor for complex missile systems gaining experience providing SME advice on weapon systems at all stages in the life cycle.
In 2015 Lance was promoted to a senior safety advisor role taking on additional responsibilities including lecturing on safety advisor courses and writing local policies and procedures for the production of safety advice. While working as a weapon safety advisor he also undertook both a BEng (Hons) in Engineering at the Open University and a Post Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management from University West of England.
In 2018 Lance became the DOSG Air Weapons Modelling Team lead. This role included developing new processes and driving forward software development for dynamic air weapon safety scenarios including Aircraft Self Damage (ASD) and Air Weapon Safety Traces. In early 2021 Lance became the chief engineer for the Team Complex Weapons Portfolio supporting in the ongoing work to improve the long term procurement of complex weapons.
Lance is recently married to Kyrie and lives in Bristol with his rescue cat Simba. In their spare time Lance and Kyrie enjoy bouldering (indoor climbing) and travelling.
Welcome aboard, Lance!
Collective Training and Services OBU
Al Sutherland has been awarded an AOC 1 Group Commendation for his exemplary work on the transition from the Defence Synthetic Air-Land Training (DSALT) programme to Gladiator.
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