Eur. Ing. Michael Anthony Pinder BSc.(hons), CEng, FIMechE, FRINA, FHovS.                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Engineer, Inventor, Entrepreneur, Management Consultant, Historian, Futurist and Humanist.

Founder: Square Zero  - The Worldwide Campaign for Temporal and Spatial Reform.   
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Author: The Worldwide System  - Time, Space and Life on Earth 
A brief history of chronologies, calendars, clocks, rules, weights and measures. 
A comprehensive global-digital-decimal measurement system. 
A management system based on full-time-job-sharing-as-the-norm.
A government system based on free votes and electronic referendums.
Publisher: New Generation Publishing.

He was born in Wimbledon in 1940 and attended Guildford Technical School and College.
He was awarded an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering by The City University in 1962.
He became a design and construction engineer, following a student apprenticeship, with Esso. 
He helped to design the UK oil pipeline network and devised the bifurcated flow system.
He constructed many petroleum storage and distribution facilities throughout the UK.  
He became a specialist in lubricating oil refining, blending and packaging.
He designed and installed automatic fire fighting systems at many road loading facilities.  
He invented an aircushion system that relocated many storage tanks of up to 1,000 tonnes.

He designed and built an inflatable hovercraft called Pinkushion in a spare bedroom.
He was a founder member of The Hoverclub of GB Ltd. and won some of its competitions. 
He formed Pindair Ltd. in 1972 and built a range of inflatable and rigid/inflatable hovercraft. 
He sold these to seventy countries for a wide variety of amphibious applications.
He licensed his designs to three other companies and is still working on new designs.                                                                                 
He is a qualified navigator who has hovered and sailed in many parts of the globe.
He is a vice-president of The Hovercraft Society and a founder of The Hovercraft Museum Trust.

He was the technical sales managerof Hovair Systems Ltd (industrial aircushion  solutions)
He was a management consultant to several aerospace, marine and engineering companies. 
He was a senior lecturer in computer aided engineering at Bournemouth University.    
He researched drones and pneumatic transport at Southampton University.
He studied Maritime Heritage and Museums at Portsmouth University.

His spare-time activities have included:  
President of The Associated Wizards of the South (local magic circle). 
President of Locks Heath Rotary Club (twice).  
Commodore of International Fellowship of Yachting Rotarians (Solent Fleet). 
Member of International Fellowship of Caravanning Rotarians.   
Member of Caravan and Motorhome Club and  Camping and Caravanning Club.
Member of Royal Yachting Association and Warsash Sailing Club.  
Member of English Heritage and The National Trust. 
Member of The Southampton Ancient Egypt Society. 
Member of The British Humanist Association and The National Secular Society.
He has visited over ninety countries and has given many talks about his ideas.  
He lives with his wife near the River Hamble and has two grown-up children.