17 December 2015
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced the appointment of Jeremy Hadall as the new Design and Production Sector Chairman.
A member of the IET since 1992, Jeremy Hadall, CEng FIET became a fellow earlier this year. Jeremy is currently Chief Technologist (Automation, Tooling, Fixturing & Electronics) at the Manufacturing Technology Centre, chair of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult Automation Capability Forum and a member of the British Automation and Robotics Association Council.
Having worked as both an Applications Engineer for ABB Robotics and a Senior Systems Engineer for Vanderlande Industries, his career in automation for manufacturing began when he left university. Joining the Manufacturing Technology Centre when it opened in 2010, Jeremy was responsible for the conception and development of the Intelligent Automation research theme. With the growth of the company, his role progressed to Chief Technologist for the Automation, Tooling & Fixturing and Electronics for the MTC Group, which covers the Lloyds Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre, MTC Operations and MTC Business Launch Centre.
Jeremy Hadall commented: “It has given me great pleasure to accept the IET’s invitation to chair the Design and Production Sector Executive Committee. I am fortunate to take up this position with a strong and enthusiastic team of volunteers, collected together under our previous chairman, Morgan David to whom I am indebted.
“Across the nation, the production sector is undergoing significant change with an increased focus on what we, as a nation, can manufacture. Whilst the UK may have lost many of its traditional manufacturing industries, we still have some unique and high value manufacturing sectors, and with our continued investment in innovation and skills we are well placed to develop the high value manufacturing technologies of the future. It is my view, that for too long, design and production have not been seen as one and I hope that the Design and Production Sector can address this imbalance.”