Roland Alford is the second generation explosives engineer in his family and has been involved in the explosives industry since the age of 5. Having studied mechanical engineering he has been running Alford Technologies since 2002, focusing predominantly in the fields of bomb disposal and explosive method of entry. His still is in finding innovative ways to colve complex problems by using a combination of experience, science and the collective thought of his team of explosive engineers. A tragic industrial accident led to Alford Technologies being brought back into the field of explosive demolition and Roland led the company to the successful conclusion of the demolition of a power station boiler house using fully remote methods. Since then Roland has been developing new tools and methods for industrial demolition and most recently was one of the Alford Team that travelled to Australia to undertake the successful demolition of another boiler house that had stood up after an attempt by another company had failed.