Don Russell served a Tool & Prototype Apprenticeship at Rolls-Royce Motors Ltd. in the U.K. and has subsequently held positions as a Toolmaker, Production Planning & Programming Engineer, Sub-Contracts Manager, Works Manager, General Manager, Technical Director and Managing Director. Don also owned Seatech Marine, a company specialising in specific skill diving instruction, search & recovery projects and sub-surface engineering. He now runs an outdoor pursuits company, writes for various websites and has written for a well known 4x4 magazine on a regular basis. When not writing or conducting courses he often puts his engineering knowledge and experience to good use, taking on electro-mechanical engineering projects, diving projects, technical report preparation and project management contracts. Don is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation, of the Royal Geographical Society and also of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce along with having been an Executive Member of the Professional Bodyguard Association. He has trained with the British Special Forces (volunteers) and is conversant in the use of many assault rifles, sub-machine guns and pistols. His passions are adventure, exploration and researching lost treasure, be it on land or under the sea and would like to pursue these passions further by working on joint projects with enthusiastic, like-minded people. Don is a very 'hands-on' person and is always interested in being involved with any expedition or adventure in any capacity that may be required; he has a 'can-do' attitude and is happy to work on his own or as part of a team. Don is always looking for exciting new challenges, opportunities and projects with which to become involved; his professionalism, substantial skill base, relentless enthusiasm and sense of humour being appreciable assets within any team.
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