Manufacturer Honored by the British Crown

Dr. Tony Bannan was appointed an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the queen’s 90th birthday honors list for 2016.

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I wouldn’t call myself an Anglophile, but I do like England. Having visited the country, I find its history, traditions and connection to the U.S. a source of interest and fascination.

Recently, Holroyd Precision's (a PTG company) CEO was honored by the crown for his services to the U.K. economy, international trade and inward investment. Dr. Tony Bannan was appointed an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the queen’s 90th birthday honors list for 2016.

PTG is an export-driven manufacturer of special-purpose CNC machine tools with an emphasis on high precision grinding machines. Typically, 98 percent of the company’s products are exported, which obviously helps Britain’s trade deficit.

In late January 2017, Dr. Bannon received the OBE from the Prince of Wales at an investiture held at Buckingham Palace. Nobody does pomp and ceremony like the Brits, and many of their traditions date back centuries.

I, like many Americans, find this deep history fascinating probably because our own historical veneer is relatively thin. It is also a good thing for manufacturing globally to vicariously participate in a high honor bestowed on one of our own. Congratulations to Dr. Bannon and PTG. Click here to learn more (holroyd.com)