Image © CiCi Blumstein / Aerotrope
Christopher Hornzee-Jones founded Aerotrope in 2005.
His early inspiration came from his grandfather Gordon Hornzee (1917 - 2011), also an engineer, who in 1948 designed and built his own pedal car, with which the family overcame the post-war shortage of fuel and travelled all over London (pictured right).
As a teenager, Christopher recognised the urgent need for renewable energy technologies. He has since been attracted to challenging projects and has forged a career in an unusually diverse range of design developments for wind-, solar- and human powered technology.
Chris trained as an Aeronautical Engineer with British Aerospace and at Southampton University. Since 1990 he is active in the wind turbine industry, specialising in blade design and manufacture. He worked at SP Systems (now one of the main suppliers of prepregs and resin systems to the wind industry in Europe), Carter Wind Turbines and Aerolaminates (later NEG Micon and now Vestas).
At Aerotrope Chris is leading a specialist team that delivers large projects worldwide in the fields of wind turbines, sculpture engineering, low carbon vehicles and architectural engineering.