AMRC director appointed to HVM Catapult team

Professor Rab Scott, director of industrial digitalization at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), has been hired in a consultancy role at UK research funding group High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult.

Other appointments include Mike Wilson (above left), chief automation officer at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) and Marc Funnell (above right), director of digital engineering at the National Composites Centre (NCC). Once the recruitment process is complete, the HVM Catapult will have six chief engineers in total.

“Having been here from the start of the HVM Catapult, the creation of unifying chief engineers in key themes shows the original vision of the Catapults is being delivered,” said Professor Scott. “I feel this is a critical step in bringing the seven centers closer together to really make the most of the digital capabilities that each has for the good of UK manufacturing.”

“These engineers will bring a breadth of subject knowledge and expertise from their world-leading research centres to the HVM Catapult, which was established and is supported by Innovate UK,” a press release said. “They will also work with the government and funding bodies to help establish funding opportunities.”