Frank West M.I.Mech.E., M.Inst. Gas E.
Apprentice at West's Gas Improvement Co., Ltd.
1893-97 Articled pupil, and then Asst. to Chief Engr., Nottingham Gas Dept.
1897-1908 At West's Gas Improvement Co., Ltd., Manchester, for five years in various departments; afterwards Engr.-in-Charge of erection and starting-up of carbonising plants and coal and coke-handling machinery on the Continent and America
1908-18 London Engineer. for West's Gas Improvement Co., Ltd.
1918- With the Derbyshire Silica Firebrick Co., Ltd.
1919 Became Managing Director and then Chairman and Managing Director of the Company.
Chairman of the Society of British Gas Industries.
1930 Vice-Chairman of the British Refractories Research Association.