Mr David Holmes OBE CEng FIET
David is awarded the Viscount Nuffield Silver Medal for Manufacturing.
David Holmes, Operations Director with BAE Systems, conceived, designed, and implemented a world-class manufacturing system making F35 Lightning II stealth fighter fuselages.
This was central to the US Government proposal that helped to secure BAE Systems UK a 10% share of the world’s single biggest military programme since the Second World War.
He conceived and drives the Factory of the Future project, a next-generation aircraft collaboration between academia and Catapult networks, involving more than 50 industrial partners and BAE Systems own engineers, notionally worth £100 billion through life to the UK economy.