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Imre Gaspar (c.1910-1985), designer of machinery for plastics and contributor in many fields of engineering
c.1910 Born in Hungary
Educated in mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Zurich (ETH); graduated 1931
1932 Moved to the UK. Joined Ailsa Craig, working on marine turbine blade vibration
Moved to the Omes Co, working on electric upsetting process for the forging industry
Moved to another company where he worked on extrusion of electrodes for welding. Both companies were taken over by Pratt Engineering Co, for whom he worked as consultant for many years
1941 Developed his first injection moulding machine for R. H. Windsor
1946 Became chief designer of Projectiles and Engineering Co (PECO).
Introduced a range of plastics machinery for PECO which made the company a leader in its field
1965 Became managing director when PECO was taken over by GKN but did not move with the company when it was relocated to Wolverhampton in 1969.
1976 Closely associated with the Polymer Engineering Directorate when it was established by DTI
1978 Associate Professor at Brunel University
1985 Died on July 22