Renishaw’s Founder Awarded Honorary Doctorate

Renishaw Inc.’s Chairman and Chief Executive Sir David McMurtry has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Huddersfield that he will receive at a ceremony in November 2017.

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Renishaw Inc.’s Chairman and Chief Executive Sir David McMurtry has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Huddersfield. Sir David is a visiting professor at the University, a center for the study and research of metrology, the science of measurement. He will receive the doctorate at a ceremony in November 2017.

Sir David started his career as an apprentice, working his way up to deputy chief designer and assistant chief of engine design at Rolls Royce in Bristol. Renishaw was founded in 1973 by Sir David and John Deer to commercialize the touch-trigger probe for co-ordinate measurement machines Sir David had invented at Rolls Royce.

“At the University of Huddersfield, we have a well-established and highly fruitful relationship with Renishaw and with Sir David McMurtry, who is a long-standing Visiting Professor,” explains Professor Dame Xiangqian (Jane) Jiang DBE, Renishaw/Royal Academy of Engineering chair in precision metrology at the University of Huddersfield. “An honorary doctorate is a natural development of this deeply-embedded relationship with Sir David and the world-class firm that he co-founded. We are privileged to offer the award and proud that he has accepted.”

“Sir David is a true innovator and visionary,” explains Chris Pockett, head of communications at Renishaw. “He has an extraordinary technical ability, which he combines with his business and leadership skills to drive the company forward. He also recognizes the value of intellectual property, innovation and people to the business.

“We are pleased that his achievements have been recognized by the University of Huddersfield, and Renishaw looks forward to the ceremony in November.”