Steve is the founder of Lontra and inventor of the Blade Compressor technology.
A career entrepreneur, Steve has assembled a highly experienced team and secured the backing of key investors and industry bodies in bringing his original vision to the market.
Steve’s background is in technical project management, delivering IT projects for blue chip companies, and he has been developing new technologies for over 20 years.
Steve has a passion for automotives and has raced and tested cars professionally.
Chief Development Engineer
Clive joined Lontra in 2008 from Mahle Powertrain, previously Cosworth technology, the leading engineering consultancy, where he was Senior Principal Engineer. For ten years at the company, he worked on a broad range of projects, primarily in the automotive sector.
As a nominated technical specialist, he was responsible for engineering design and development, as well as winning contracts and management of projects for both major worldwide OEMs and smaller R&D customers.
The variety of projects, often at the cutting edge of technology and working with multi-disciplinary teams, enabled extensive use and understanding of engineering methods and their applications.
He brings to Lontra both deep technical expertise and a long track record of leading and delivering successful projects.
He was previously Principal Engineer with first tier automotive supplier Airtex Products, gaining experience in volume manufacturing methods and requirements of a production environment.