Carl Perrin

Carl has a background in Manufacturing Engineering, spending his career in different sectors including automotive, aerospace and education. He joined Coventry University in 2014 as the first Director of the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME), a unique partnership between Coventry University and Unipart. AME brings together business, research and education to accelerate the commercialisation of new technology in the low-carbon, manufacturing and transportation sectors.

Known as the “UK’s first Faculty on the Factory Floor”, AME also provides a unique learning experience for undergraduate Manufacturing Engineers, where they are prepared for work through real live shop floor projects which enhance and contextualise the classroom learning they receive. In 2020, Coventry University received Queens Award for the AME, in recognition of the exceptional benefits delivered from the partnership.

Carl is now CEO of the Institute for Clean Growth & Future Mobility. The breadth of activities include advanced manufacturing, transport design, connected & autonomous vehicles, cyber security, low and zero carbon technologies, electric & hybrid powertrain. Prior to his current role, Carl was employed by Rolls-Royce, where he delivered new high temperature coatings and associated manufacturing processes for the latest generation of Trent engines. As Head of Technology, Carl also led business improvement and advanced process control through a lean sigma approach in a joint venture manufacturing turbine coatings.

Previously, Carl was R&D Director for Dana Glacier Vandervell, where he introduced new products and processes for automotive and industrial applications.