The Team

ECS is formed around a team of experts in the industry, who combine to provide a world class service.


Chris Tighe, PhD
Managing Director

Chris has worked in the field of thermal management of electrical drives since 2007. In this time he has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience in devising and implementing innovative solutions for electric machines and power converters for a wide range of applications and environments.

An expert in mutliple analysis techniques, from first principle calculations to highly detailed CFD simualtions. Chris applies his experience as a regular reviewer for the prestigious IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics.

ECS was founded by Chris in 2013 with a desire to develop improved analysis techniques to streamline thermal innovation in the electric drive industry.

Kevin Bersch, PhD
Senior Thermal Engineer

Kevin received a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from the RWTH Aachen University, Germany. He completed his PhD in the Fluids and Thermal Engineering Research Group of the University of Nottingham in 2019, where he also worked as a research assistant in the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Gas Turbine and Transmission Systems.

His role at Electrical Cooling Solutions focuses on the thermal optimisation of electrical machines and power electronics using computational and experimental techniques.

Rob Rolston, PhD CEng MIMechE
Senior Engineering Advisor

Rob is a highly experienced engineer, having held thermal engeering roles within a wide range of industry sectors for over 35 years, with over 10 patents granted or pending. He is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with specialist expertise in heat transfer encompassing fundamental research, mathematical modelling, equipment design and operational support. Areas of activity include:

  • Improved cooling systems for electrical machines,
  • innovative phase-change cooling systems for high-power thyristors,
  • development and implementation of advanced, patented industrial oven heat profiler,
  • analysis and development of satellite thermal control systems,
  • development of innovative, energy-efficient burner for industrial ovens
  • modelling of ground-source heat pumps.


Gabriel Donaldson, BEng Hons
Business Development Manager

Gabriel brings a wealth of experience, both from technical positions in automotive product research and development, and from project management and business development roles in organisations ranging from small start start-ups to global Tier 1 suppliers.