Renishaw's Chairman honoured as a 'Master of Manufacturing'
Sir David McMurtry receives 'Master of Manufacturing' accolade
The official magazine of the US Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has granted its respected ‘Master of Manufacturing’ accolade to Sir David McMurtry, Chairman and Chief Executive of Renishaw plc, the first time that this recognition has been given to a non-US citizen. The special July 2008 issue of ‘Manufacturing Engineering’ features an extended interview with Sir David, who is only the seventh person to receive this honour which recognises ‘an exemplary life and career in manufacturing’.
An exemplary life and career in manufacturing
Introducing the honour, Brian Hogan, the magazine’s Editor said, “Persons who imagine manufacturing to be a dead end should consider McMurtry’s career. When fashionable athletes and entertainers and politicians have gone into history’s dustbin, the devices and techniques introduced to manufacturing by these Masters will be meeting human needs all over the world.” Past Masters of Manufacturing include Joseph Engelberger, the ‘father’ of robotics, and Richard Morley, ‘father’ of the programmable logic controller.
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