Raj Takhar is a Senior Subject Matter Expert in Materials Management and Chemical Reporting (Europe) for Assent Inc. Raj has earned BA in Economics and Public Policy from Leeds Metropolitan University, PGDip in Computing and MSc in Manufacturing Management, from the University of Derby. Raj has obtained Chartered Engineer (CEng) and European Engineer (EUR ING) status. Raj has worked within the Electronics, Aerospace and IT sectors for over 25 years.
Raj has led working groups within Aerospace trade associations and formed the initial IPC 2-18K committee, which developed the IPC-1754 Material Declaration Standard for Aerospace and Defence (AD). In 2016, he received the International Aerospace and Environmental Groups Outstanding contribution award and in 2018, Raj received the IPC Special recognition award for leadership in launching IPC-1754.
Raj’s current doctoral level research is entitled ‘The effect of chemical regulations on aerospace and defense industries’ which includes the development of a chemical reporting system for internally manufactured and procured product information with reporting and risk analysis.