MTA Press Release: MTA Appoint a new Vice President
The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) is pleased to announce that Andrew Hodgson, Strategic Lead – Digitalisation, at Siemens has been appointed as Vice President of the Association.
Andrew has been a member of the MTA Board for a number of years and also chairs the Association’s Technical Committee, which looks at activities in advanced manufacturing technologies, such as additive manufacturing, automation and industry Standards.
Andrew is the Strategic Lead for Digitalisation which incorporates Siemens’ activities in advanced manufacturing technologies, such as additive manufacturing and robotics. Andrew also champions ‘intra-company business’ enabling other Siemens divisions to maximise the opportunities presented in their digital journey.
James Selka DL, MTA CEO, said “We’re extremely pleased to welcome Andrew Hodgson to the role of Vice President of the MTA. Andrew has been a dedicated member of our Board and his level of expertise has been of great benefit to our Technical Committee. We look forward to working even more closely together in his new position as Vice President, especially in relation to the enormous opportunities for increased productivity in UK manufacturing that accelerating digitalisation brings.”
Andrew Hodgson, Strategic Lead – Digitalisation, at Siemens, said “It is a great honour to be appointed as Vice President of the MTA. Our association works hard to both represent and inform our members in a fast-changing manufacturing environment. I look forward to working even closer with James Selka and his team, ensuring we continue to progress as an Association and accurately reflect the diverse range of technologies we champion.”
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Notes to Editors
The MTA exists to promote the interests, and be the voice, of the manufacturing technologies sector in the UK.
The Manufacturing Technologies Association is the UK’s trade association for companies in the manufacturing technology sector. MTA members design, manufacture and supply the advanced machinery, equipment and intellectual property that enable the creation of the products we rely on from day to day and that drive our economy.
Key aspects of manufacturing technology include; machine tools, cutting tools, metrology (measuring) equipment, additive manufacturing (3D printing), surface finishing, robotics and computer aided design and manufacturing products (CAD/CAM), as well as the technology which is enabling the digitisation of manufacturing – the fourth industrial revolution. These combine to make up complete systems - increasingly automated and adaptive - that manufacturers deploy, making the sector fundamental to the prosperity, health and defence of the nation.
The MTA delivers: marketing support and networking opportunities; specific and relevant economic and technical information; representation to Government and other stakeholders; help for exporters; and support for learning and development within member companies and beyond.
The MTA owns and runs MACH, the UK’s premier event to showcase manufacturing technologies. The biennial exhibition, held at the NEC, attracts over 25,000 visitors, over 600 exhibitors and the last edition, MACH 2018, saw over £200,000,000 of business attributed to it.
Established in 1919 the MTA has been at the core of the UK’s engineering based manufacturing economy for almost a century.