Special Projects Operations Manager
Martin “Nobby” Marsh is the Special Projects Operations Manager at HPI. Nobby began his career training with the Portsmouth Royal Naval Base as an electrical fitter apprentice, where he was taught hand tools, lathes, milling, electrical and electronic theory, installation of motors, armatures, stators, starters, switchgear and controls. Nobby holds a BTec in Electrical Engineering and installed control systems on Royal Navy vessels and later became an Electrical Supervisor for British Rail. In this position, Nobby became a health and safety representative and was trained as an asbestos technician, to remove all asbestos from the fleet of 300 carriages. In 1988, he joined Vosper Thornycroft Controls (VT Controls) as a leading hand electrical fitter, supervising the manufacture and installation of switchgear and control systems. He joined the estimating department working on bidding and pricing for equipment on Ministry of Defence projects. In 1994, VT Controls acquired Hawker Siddeley Dynamics Engineering (HSDE) and Nobby transitioned into the gas turbine side of the business. He achieved a BSc in Industrial Technology and has been with HPI since it was founded in 2002.