Lightweight, compact and efficient diesel engines for broad application


Chairman and Managing Director

Professor William Fairney FREng FIET


An experienced Chartered Engineer and Company Director in both public and private

sectors of industry.  Proprietor of Diesel Publishing, a small publishing house. Visiting Professor, Durham

University 1986-2008


2006 - Present Proprietor of Diesel Publishing

2000 - Present Managing Director of FairDiesel Limited

1997 - Present Consultant in Power Generation and Transmission, Construction

1989 - 1997 Director of Engineering and Construction - National Power

1986 - 1989 Director of Plant Engineering Central Electricity Generating Board

1963 - 1965 Graduate Apprentice - English Electric Company

1960 - 1963 Bristol University, Bsc (Hons) Electrical Engineering,


2000- Present Business Adviser, Young Enterprise Gloucestershire

1992 - Present Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Fellow of Institution of Engineering and Technology


Engineering, light aircraft, astronomy, writing and mathematics.

Commercial Director

Rick Denniff


Background in business and IT consultancy


2010 - Present Commercial Director FairDiesel Limited

2010 - Present U.S. Deployment Director – Sword-Apak - Financial Software

2004 - 2010 Consultant – Denniff Consultancy Limited – Automotive Industry

2000 - 2004 Operations Director – V-Ten Limited (Daimler Chrysler UK)


Fishing, sailing, treking.

Project Director

Nigel Vaughan BSc, CEng FIET


An accomplished engineer with over three decades’ experience of large, complex, highly integrated projects and programmes, the founder of a highly successful medium sized systems engineering and engineering science consultancy. Fulfilled senior engineering roles in MOD DE&S and in the UK Defence Prime Contractors. Managed and undertaken personally research, system study and system engineering activities. Provided strategic review and advice to MOD and industry relating to critical programmes and research portfolio. A Fellow of the IET.


2014 - Present Technology and systems Engineering Consultant and Project Director, FairDiesel Limited

1996 - 2012 - Managing Director Sula Systems Limited

1986 - 1996 - Chief Engineer, Chief Systems Engineer and Systems Engineer, British Aerospace

1983 - 1986 - Factory Manager, Development manager, Strix Limited

1976 - 1978 - Electronics Circuit Design Engineer, GEC-Marconi


Flying Light Aircraft, sailing, motor cycling.