Vice President of Engineering

Stephen Richards

Steve is the Vice President of Engineering at Sapphire Technologies. He has extensive international experience leading technology and product development programs as well as building and maturing world leading engineering teams.

Steve joined Sapphire Technologies in December of 2022, heading up all aspects of engineering and technology & product development.

Before joining Sapphire Technologies, he was the President of Rolls-Royce High Temperature Composites Inc where he led the activity to develop a lightweight, high temperature material system and industrialize the manufacturing process. During his career with Rolls-Royce spanning nearly 4 decades he held a number of senior engineering and product roles including Chief Engineer, Product Director and VP of Engineering. He started his career in the United Kingdom before spending time in Canada, Ohio (USA), Norway and California (USA).

Steve has a Masters in Engineering Science from Cambridge University and a MBA from the Open University (both in the UK).

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