Mr. West joined NanoVapor after retiring from the British Army serving 27 years with the Corps of Royal Engineers. His military career included postings in more than 18 countries ranging from the Arctic Circle to Kenya with operational tours in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. West was a qualified combat engineer with specialist engineering training from the Royal Engineers School of Mechanical Engineering. He has been a skilled Petroleum Specialist for 21 years. In his last two years of service he was appointed as the sole subject matter expert for tri-service (British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force) petroleum engineering in deployable, semi-permanent, permanent and NATO Nations fuel systems. In addition to his military credentials in the field of petroleum and engineering solutions, Mr. West is an Authorising Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies with Economics from The Open University.