Consultants - Vacuum Cleaners

Mr. Capron-Tee

Mr. Capron-Tee is a retired chartered engineer who has worked in the vacuum cleaner industry for more than 40 years. He has worked for companies like Hoover, Shop Vac, Goblin and Vax.

He is currently working as a consultant to a wide range of vacuum cleaner companies around the world.

Mr. Capron-Tee is a former chairman of the BSI sub-committee (CPL/56/6) and current chairman of the BSI Domestic Appliance performance committee (CPL 59) and the IEC committee dealing with vacuum cleaner performance measurement (SC59F). He is also chairman of the US ASTM F11.96 international sub-committee working with vacuum cleaner performance.

Dr. Eric Michael Brown

Dr Eric Michael Brown is the Director and Chief Executive of Cleaning Research International Ltd. He has an honours degree in Textile Chemistry, a Masters degree in Textile Technology, and a Doctorate in Textile Technology, all from the University of Leeds. He also has a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Bradford and an honours degree in English Literature from the Open University.

From 1970 until 1987 Eric was employed by BTTG-Wira, (formerly Wool Industries Research Association) where he was inter alia Head of Technical Services. At Wira, Eric was responsible for several laboratories concerned with the investigation of all aspects of textile performance from raw material to finished product, and including the laboratories of the British Carpet Technical Centre. Also at Wira, he was responsible for the setting up of CAMRASO, the Cleaning and Maintenance Research and Services Organisation, of which he was Manager. He has been employed by Cleaning Research International since 1987 and acts or has acted as a Consultant for a large number of organisations in connection with carpets, in matters concerning their performance, cleaning, or installation. Eric has also provided expert evidence in a number of cases where disputes have arisen about the performance, durability, cleanliness or installation of carpets. The subject of his PhD was the soiling of textile floor coverings.

Eric is the author of five textbooks, Fundamentals of Carpet Maintenance, An Introduction to Carpet Cleaning, Cleaning Specifications, their preparation and implementation, Conducting a Cleaning Audit and An Encyclopaedia of Cleaning Technology and Terminology; and three manuals, The Identification of Carpet Faults, Diagnostic Techniques for the Investigation of Carpet Complaints, and Case Studies for Carpet Inspectors. He was also the Editor of the textbook New Initiatives in Cleaning Management.

Eric is married with one daughter and in his spare time likes to travel, read 19th century literature and Shakespeare. He is a Lancastrian who has been "marooned in Yorkshire" for 45 years but sees his role as that of a missionary!

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