Professor of Operations,
PhD, Aston Business School
Prof. Pilkington has been teaching Operations Management at Hult for several years. He is a Registered European Engineer and also a Chartered Engineer. Other academic appointments include a tenured post at the University of London and visiting positions at NUS, Singapore.
Alan’s industrial experience includes management positions in strategy and production management in the auto industry where he led projects introducing lean technique.
Serving the wider community, Alan is currently Chair of the IEEE Technology Management Chapter (UKRI), a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a Member of the IET, and European Operations Management Association.
He has dozens of academic publications including articles in the prestigious Journal of Operations Management, California Management Review, and Long Range Planning, as well as highly cited technical papers in Technovation, and International Journal of Operations and Production Management.
He has just published an important new textbook on Operations Management with McGraw Hill.
Alan has consulted for many blue chip firms including Land Rover, BA and J.P. Morgan Chase and Co.