Computer design expert is college VP

Alex Reynolds the new vice principle of the UTC Sheffield
Alex Reynolds the new vice principle of the UTC Sheffield

The former director of engineering at the Black Country University Technical College has been appointed Vice Principal of Sheffield University Technical College.

Alex Reynolds, 29, is a specialist in product and computer-aided design. He started his career working for an innovative commercial product development bureau at Walsall College. There he helped local, national and international employers from the automotive, injection moulding, uPVC windows, security, industrial hardware and fashion sectors to take new products to market.

He also worked as a lecturer at the college, teaching young people and adults, and has a first class honours degree in computer-aided product design from Wolverhampton University.

Sheffield University Technical College Principal, Nick Crew, said: “Alex brings a wealth of skills and talent. He has the experience of setting up a UTC already, and understands how to develop an innovative and responsive curriculum that is both inspirational to young people and relevant to industry.