Monday, July 14, 2008

News: Cutlers' Company Medal for Professor Ridgway


Pioneering Sheffield engineer and academic Prof Keith Ridgway has been named the winner of this year's Cutlers' Company Gold Medal for Excellence. Prof Ridgway piloted the creation of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), the joint venture between Sheffield University and aerospace giant Boeing at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham. Master Cutler, Gordon Bridge, said: "Keith is the driving force and inspiration for the work undertaken at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre and has played a key role in the development of best practice manufacturing strategies and techniques. "Massive reductions have been achieved in machining times and manufacturing efficiency and the prospects for further breakthroughs seem bright. Prof Ridgway and the AMRC represent the 21st century face of manufacturing in the region." Prof Ridgway is a HEFCE Business Fellow and Research Director at the AMRC and was awarded an OBE in the 2005 Birthday honours list for services to UK Manufacturing Industry.
AMRC website
AMP website
The Star article


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