Professor Sam Turner

Net Zero Champion, HVM Catapult; Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC);

Professor Sam Turner served as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult until November 2022. In this role, Sam worked across the HVM Catapult centres and stakeholders, including government, to develop manufacturing strategy for the UK. He chaired the D4I digital industry group, the Through Life Engineering Services (TES) Council and the IMechE Manufacturing Industries Division. Sam remains part of the Made Smarter strategy implementation group led by Juergen Maier and was part of the review team.

He joined the HVM Catapult team in 2017 from his role as CTO of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing, where he worked on a range of projects and capabilities including the flagship digital facility Factory 2050, machining, casting and composites technology.  As a founding member of the AMRC, Sam led the growth of the AMRC’s Machining Group, with successes in delivering impact to UK industry, before moving into the CTO role. Sam has over 20 years experience in manufacturing working across the aerospace, steel, defence, automotive sectors.

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