Interview

Gonçalo Leonel

Gonçalo hails from Portugal, where he studied at the Instituto Superior Tecnico in Lisbon, going on to achieve an MSc in Mechanical Engineering. Right after graduating, Gonçalo relocated to the UK in search of a new challenge and discovered his first role as CAD Technician, within two weeks of arriving. He was quickly promoted to Design Engineer in 2016 and then again to Senior Design Engineer by 2020. Gonçalo is now Engineering Manager and is responsible for the management of people and production at COBA’s engineering centre, at HQ in Fleckney. Gonçalo is an avid ‘tech enthusiast’ and always tries to keep up with the latest trends in technology.

Asked about his proudest moments since being part of the COBA family, Gonçalo said:

There are two actually. Firstly, getting to the post of Engineering Manager and second, representing COBA at the 2018 ANSYS Innovation Conference as a speaker.

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