Dr Warren Hepples joined Alcan International Ltd in 1985 and worked as a Research Officer before transferring to Luxfer Gas Cylinders in 1995. In his time at Luxfer he has held various technical positions, including: R&D Manager and Director of Technology and Innovation Europe. He is presently Director of Scientific Affairs (Europe), at Luxfer Gas Cylinders, Nottingham, and his responsibilities include: Research and Development, Intellectual Property, and providing support to the gases industry with respect to Standards and Regulations. He is Chair of ISO TC 58 SC3: Gas Cylinders and CEN/TC 23: Gas Cylinders, as well as other committees including: PVE3/3: Cylinder Design (UK National Committee) and BCGA (British Compressed Gases Association) TSC2: Gas Cylinders. Warren is a Materials Scientist and a graduate and postgraduate of the Newcastle University. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Materials, Minerals and Mining. He continues his research activities and is Vice Chair of the Advisory Board of the EPSRC: The Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub.