The High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult, which stimulates and supports the commercial application of new technologies through the development of innovative manufacturing processes, has appointed Dr Phillip Cartwright as Chief Technology Officer.
Phill joins the Catapult from Laing O’Rourke, the renowned international engineering and construction company where he was Director, Engineering Excellence Group. He has an impressive track record of senior roles in advanced engineering and manufacturing, including six years as Head of Electrical Power and Control Systems at Rolls-Royce. He has also successfully delivered significant power & energy infrastructure projects, integrated new technologies and manufacturing processes in China, India, Brazil and USA with ABB, ALSTOM and AREVA. Phill combines a strong commercial engineering background, with sustainable supply chain development experience and a clear strategic vision.
He was the founding chair of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) Power Sector Executive and has been an active member and adviser to the UK Government’s Nuclear Industry Council. He is a Fellow of The IET, an active visiting Professor in Energy Systems at The University of Manchester and The University of Strathclyde, the author of numerous technical journal papers, co-author of two books and several patents related to the mathematical modeling, control and integration of energy systems.
Phill Cartwright said: “I am very much looking forward to joining the team at the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. I recognise the tremendously important role the HVM Catapult Centres play in helping companies of all sizes translate their research and technology investment into business growth. It is this continued investment and collaboration in methods, processes research and technology throughout the supply chain which will significantly contribute to the sustainable growth UK manufacturing businesses, high value manufacturing jobs and UK economic growth.“
Bob Gilbert, Chair of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult Supervisory Board, said:” I am delighted to welcome Phill to our team. Phill is highly respected by industry and I am convinced his engineering pedigree and strategic vision and drive will help him make a very valuable contribution to the Catapult team and the seven Centres.”
Dick Elsy, Chief Executive of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, said: “It is tremendous news that Phill has agreed to join our team. His knowledge, skills, experience and enthusiasm will add to the dynamic of the Catapult at an exciting time of growth, not only for our organisation, but for manufacturing in the UK. I am looking forward to working with Phill to accelerate that growth.
The High Value Manufacturing Catapult is supported by Innovate UK to drive the growth of the UK manufacturing sector by helping companies of all sizes incubate new technologies and bring them to commercial reality.