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Executive Director, Research and Technology

Ben Kitcher

Ben is a mechanical engineer and has specialised in advanced manufacturing for aerospace.

He has developed manufacturing solutions for global aerospace companies and their supply chains and has built and sustained innovation groups which have grown the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing & Research Centre (AMRC).

Working on the development of technical strategy and partnering with local, national and international organisations, Ben has coordinated numerous support programs, developed a skilled workforce, and high value manufacturing processes for implementation of new factories in the Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Park.

Most recently, he developed the AMRC's electrification capability, building teams and capabilities in battery and motor manufacturing.