New director general for Manufacturing Technologies Association

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The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) has appointed Graham Dewhurst as director general.

Mr Dewhurst has almost 30 years' manufacturing experience, beginning his manufacturing career in 1979 when he worked for the National Supply Company (a division or ARMCO Inc) and before entering the manufacturing technologies sector in 1988, as finance director at Holroyd Machine Tools. He progressed to divisional finance director for Renold Engineered Products in 1997, followed by divisional managing director in 2001 at Renold Precision Technologies. Mr Dewhurst has been acting director general for the past three months, and following an extensive interview process he was chosen to fill the position full time. He has also served as an MTA committee member, member of the Executive Council and latterly Honorary Treasurer for the Association. On his appointment, Mr Dewhurst said: “I’m pleased that the MTA has shown their confidence in the progress made in the last three months. Today starts a new chapter for the MTA, working towards a stronger, modern and forward thinking Association that offers real value to its members. I look forward to representing the MTA’s membership and doing our part to ensure the prosperity of the manufacturing technologies sector in the future.”