Dean Baker

Dean Baker

Director - MTC Business Launch Centre

"It is incredibly satisfying supporting UK manufacturing and start-up companies to further improve and become successful. The MTC is an inspiring place to work."
Dean has over 30 years engineering and business services experience in roles within automotive, electronics, business services, SAAS, petrochemicals and consulting.

Born in Solihull in the West Midlands, Dean has an honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and an MBA from Aston University.

Having worked originally for Lucas Automotive and Aerospace in design and development, he became OEM Commercial Manager for over 300 product lines and responsible for commercial negotiations with OEM’s worldwide.

Dean has been involved in mergers and acquisition with restructuring, strategy and process re-engineering across worldwide platforms, to meet high demanding customer requirements including RAC, BP and Continental Tyre Group. 
This lead to him becoming the Head of worldwide Sales and Marketing for H&R - a major oil producer and specialist petrochemical company. Dean then set up a business management consultancy, providing support to companies through operational and business process re-engineering, to improve efficiency and profitability.

Passionate about supporting manufacturing companies, Dean joined the MTC in 2015 and is now Director of the Business Launch Centre, which includes General Manufacturing, Product Incubation, Manufacturing Consultancy and Defence & Marine Business Units.

Being involved in a team with diverse skills and working on far-reaching projects gives me enthusiasm to come to work and surpass my own personal expectations.

Keith Lorenz
Research Engineer, Net Shape Manufacturing