Meet the Team



|Mike gibson|


"Founder of D3-UK in 1998. I have worked in a wide variety of engineering sectors throughout my career from light engineering, power transmission and for the past 35 years in the oil and gas sector, coming to the specialised in-line in inspection niche 25 years ago. My love of innovative design solutions keeps me engaged with our clients worldwide."

|Joe liddane|


"I joined D3-UK in 2015 and became Engineering Director in 2017. I have always worked as an engineer, starting within the UK gas distribution network and more recently involved in ILI and PIG design. I hold a 1st Class Masters Degree and love taking on new projects and the challenges they offer."

|brydon molineux|

technical director

"I graduated from Northumbria University with a 1st class MEng Mechanical Engineering degree. I have experience working for a global leader in the pipeline inspection industry. I was fascinated with this specialised area and the many associated challenges, this led me to taking up a position with D3-UK as it matched my interests and ambitions. I have worked now for several years in the ILI industry on a range of different projects."


|maurice simmons|

Senior design

Over 25 years specialist design experience including ARTscan, CalScan, MagneScan, SmartScan, TranScan, UltraScan and EmatScan. Additional specialist design experience in profile, cleaner and bi-di vehicles. Leading design experience in launch, handling/manipulating and lifting equipment. In depth knowledge and experience of Option Kit documentation.

|ian wanless|

Senior dESIGN

"I started my engineering career designing tools and automated machinery for micro-assemblies. I have worked in energy, defence, construction and for the last fifteen years the oil & gas sector. I have always had a passion for good design and I’m committed to producing the best solution for every project I’m involved in."


senior PROJECT MANAGER & design engineer

"An experienced project manager and design engineer with 30 years' experience in the intelligent pigging industry. Recent commercial project management of MFL, UT and calliper inspection projects with a market leader in the industry, working for many well-known clients in the UK, Europe and beyond. Managed large inspection projects both onshore and offshore. Managed the design and applications engineering teams to develop and adapt MFL inspection pigs and support equipment to suit business plans and commercial requirements."


|Maurice davison|

Senior mechanical ENGINEER

Over 40 years experience at every level of specialised design and development of the varied technologies of intelligent pig design, products covered include SmartScan, TranScan, UltraScan, EmatScan, CalScan, MagneScan etc. In depth design experience in variable bypass speed control design for high flow pipelines. Considerable experience in every aspect of handling and support equipment and application to current codes and regulations.

|dave smythe|

Procurement ENGINEER



"I'm a masters level student in mechanical engineering with one years experience working in the oil and gas sector. I was interested in a career in mechanical design as it is both technically challenging and creative, and continually encourages you to keep learning and improving professionally and personally. Working as part of the team at D3 has allowed me to gain experience working with a variety of technologies such as ARTscan and MF4, and learn from some of the best in the industry."


Nicholas Peacock




| gary brayson|

principal electronics engineer