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CFMS appoints new Chairman

The Centre for Modelling and Simulation (CFMS), has today announced the appointment of Phill Cartwright as Chairman.

Cartwright brings a wealth of industry experience into this new position having previously worked as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the High-Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult, retiring in February 2017. Prior to this, he held senior positions at Laing O’Rourke and Rolls-Royce, and is currently an Associate Director for The Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC), Coventry.

‘It is an honour to become Chairman.’ Stated Cartwright. ‘CFMS is an organisation with tremendous potential and I look forward to working with the team in developing its strategy and delivering its next phase of growth.’

Recognised throughout industry, academia and government, Phill’s career spans 34 years, where his focus is on helping organisations to become more competitive through access to innovative, new technologies for manufacturing and design.

With increased government investment in High-Value Manufacturing (HVM), the role of High-Value Design (HVD) and artificial intelligence based systems becomes ever more critical.

Supporting organisations in delivering HVD capability will enable increased productivity and agility in a competitive global marketplace. By driving closer integration with supply chains and efficiencies from concept to end product, it will significantly benefit the UK economy.

CFMS Executive Board Director, Leigh Lapworth, Rolls-Royce commented, ‘Possessing a strong record of working with organisations in the field of advanced manufacturing, Phill will oversee strategy and vision for the company. I am delighted that Phill has accepted the role of Chairman.

The role of Chairman is the latest appointment to the CFMS Executive Board, joining Sam Paice, Chief Operating Officer, who commented, ‘We are heading to a future where the application of new technologies to the design process will enable optimisation, rapid innovation, and product differentiation. Engaging across industry, government, and academia, Phill’s appointment will further extend our collaborative links and vision of driving a practical revolution in engineering design capability.

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