Steve Foxley has been appointed as executive director of the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).

Previously, Foxley has held senior positions with Siemens in the UK, Europe and China.

Plans are for him to lead the AMRC’s management board to develop and strengthen relationships with new and existing industrial partners, engage with government to develop AMRC strategy, and establish relationships with stakeholders.

‘The research talents of the AMRC are creating a manufacturing renaissance in the UK, attracting iconic names like McLaren to re-shore their super car production from Austria to Britain, and bringing global aerospace firms like Boeing and its extensive supply chain to set up here in the Sheffield city region,’ said Professor Koen Lamberts, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Sheffield. ‘Steve shares our ambition for the AMRC to play a much larger role in the wider northern economy; accelerating the adoption of the Industry 4.0 technologies as set out in the government’s Industrial Strategy.’

This story is reprinted from material from AMRCwith editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.