Tom Leeson

Visiting Professor


Thomas (Tom) Leeson, MSc is Senior Industry Marketing Strategist for the Global Manufacturing sector at OpenText.

Tom is an Engineer by trade, a Mathematician by education. He has over 40 years of experience working in the manufacturing sector. First within Aerospace, Automotive and Discrete Manufacturing companies introducing computational techniques before moving into the Engineering and Manufacturing IT sector. The last 22 years Tom has fulfilled various senior roles with manufacturing software specialists Dassault Systemes, SmarTeam PLM, Computervision, PTC and the Artificial Intelligence Company Aion Corp.

Tom is passionate about engineering and manufacturing and began his career with a traditional engineering apprenticeship as a Precision Engineer servicing the Oil and Gas, Mining, and Automotive industries in Scotland before moving on to design analysis careers with British Aerospace (BAe) and Jaguar Cars. With BAe he studied a master’s degree in Computation Mathematics relating to Computer Aided Engineering from Cranfield University.

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