Sir David Roberts McMurtry CBE FREng FRS

David McMurtry

Chairman and Chief Executive, Renishaw plc

David McMurtry is distinguished for his ability to think laterally and come up with innovative solutions to measurement problems combined with business leadership that has made Renishaw, the company he founded in 1973 whilst still working at Rolls-Royce, a world leader in measurements systems with a turnover in excess of £200m of which 95% is for export employing 2400 people worldwide. He designed and made his first touch trigger probe at home over a weekend in response to problem at Rolls-Royce in 1972 and from this beginning has been at the forefront of measurement technology to the present day with over 150 patents in his name. 

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