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GEARS 2021 Presenters


Angelo Carvalho

Leader - Gear Calculation

Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA)

On-going Doctorate in Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering at ITA (since 2020), Master of Science in Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering at Aeronautics Institute of Technology - ITA (2020), and Bachelor in Materials Engineering at Federal University of São Paulo (2018).


Currently Research Assistant of the Gear Innovation Group (GIE) at the Competence Center in Manufacturing (CCM-ITA), where is the technical manager of the Engrena ITA, an Alliance of Organizations with 21 companies, and the leader of gear calculation.


Research fields of interest: Gears, Surface integrity, Manufacturing processes, Coatings, Fatigue properties, Electric mobility.

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Bethany Cousins

Project Engineer


Beth is a Project Engineer for the Gear Centre at the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. She has spent 8 years at the AMRC, of which the last 4 have been focussed on Gears.

The AMRC Gears team have been instrumental in developing the processes and prototyping of components for Boeing’s new manufacturing facility, their first in Europe, in Sheffield. 

Through Beth's time at AMRC she has transitioned from an apprentice machine operator conducting novel gear manufacturing techniques on mill-turns to a greater research focus in her role as Project Engineer.

Beth is a Manufacturing Engineering graduate from the University of Sheffield with her studies predominantly at the AMRC Training Centre.

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Klaus Deininger

International Sales Manager

Gleason Metrology

Systems Corp.

2000           Sales and Contract Management Bevel Gear Products,
                    Gleason Sales Germany

2007           European Sales Manager Metrology Products
                    Gleason Sales Germany

2020           International Sales Manager
                    Gleason Metrology Systems Corporation


Ronnie Rego


Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA)

2005 - 2011: Transmission Engineer at Ford South America Operations, Brazil

2011 - 2016: Research Assistant at the Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA), Brazil

2014 - 2016: Research Assistant at WZL-RWTH Aachen, Germany

2018 - today: Professor at the Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA), Brazil

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Lucas Robatto

Project Manager

Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA)

Lucas Robatto, MSc and Mechanical-Aeronautical Engineer from the Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA), Brazil. Research Assistant and Doctorate candidate at the Competence Center in Manufacturing (CCM) at ITA.


Project Manager in industrial-academic consortial projects in the fields of gear technology, additive manufacturing and powder metallurgy.


Jarek Rosinski

Project Manager

Transmission Dynamics

After gaining his PhD degree at the Institute of Mechanics and Vibroacoustics in Krakow, Jarek joined the Design Unit, National Gear Technology Centre at Newcastle University (UK) where he spent 18 years of service. In 2006 Jarek left Newcastle University, to pursue wholly his company Transmission Dynamics (JR Dynamics Ltd), which he founded in 1996.

Transmission Dynamics has grown organically, employing ca.50 staff, including electronics, mechanical, software engineers and data analysts, without external investment. Transmission Dynamics still maintains the status of entirely privately owned company. The Company is heavily investing in IoT, ML, AI and wireless sensor networks, and seeing many significant successes, including winning the Northeast Business Innovation Award (NE UK), national title of the Company of the Year (UK), and being successful in many high-profile funding bids, including bi-lateral collaboration UK-USA on Optimal Sensor Placement in Wind Turbines acting as a lead organisation.

He is a renowned consultant in the field of instrumentation, machine dynamics and power transmission systems, providing support for blue-chip companies around the globe.


Denis Sexton


DGS Systems

Denis is a chartered mechanical engineer with extensive international experience and achievement working with academia, industry (defense, automotive, aerospace and energy), and on publicly funded projects. His expertise includes World Class Manufacturing, Process Development, Product Validation, Quality Assurance, Metrology and Technical Project Management via DMAIC-Six Sigma® strategies.

Across the world, he has worked on complex products and systems from developing the Delphi Hydraulic steering gear for the Toyota Camry, to the Rolls Royce MT30 Marine Gas Turbine program. Most recently, Denis has worked for the UK National Physical Laboratory as a technical consultant supporting over 100 aerospace design and manufacturing organisations.


His engineering and quality assurance consulting website contains more details and a list of services.

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Tom Sharp

Head of Design

Compact Orbital Gears

Tom heads up the Design Department at Compact Orbital Gears, where he has worked for 5 years.


Prior to working at Compact Orbital Gears, Tom enjoyed a successful career in race engine design and track support covering all the major international race series, including F1.


He specialises in calculations and analysis and is a primary point of contact for new sales applications.


He has recently joined the BGA Executive and has presented a number of papers at major international gear industry events.

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DR Antoine Türich

Director Product Management


1990 - 1996           Study of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hannover   

1996 -2001            Research assistant at the Institute of Production Engineering and                                            Machine Tools, University of Hannover, Germany

2002                       PhD at the University of Hannover:

2002 – 2008          Manager Technology Development at Gleason Hurth          

2008 - today          Director Product Management – Hard Finishing Solutions

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