Renishaw plc has announced that William Lee has been appointed Chief Executive. The company reported that its former Chief Executive, Sir David McMurtry, has decided to hand over his Chief Executive responsibilities but will remain as Executive Chairman, with responsibility for group innovation and product strategy
Lee joined Renishaw in 1996, starting his career in new product research and subsequently headed up the laser and calibration product line and the machine tool product line before being appointed to the Board as Group Sales and Marketing Director in 2016. He has a degree in Physics from Oxford University and an MBA from Bath University.
Commenting on the changes, Sir David stated, “I am delighted that Will has demonstrated to me the leadership capabilities to continue to develop the Renishaw business and as result I am pleased to hand over my role as Chief Executive. I am confident that Will can inspire the next generation to build on Renishaw’s heritage and we are looking forward to working closely together.”
Renishaw manufactures a range of metal Additive Manufacturing machines in addition to offering AM services for medical and dental customers.