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David McMurtry

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Net worth 2018: $1.76 Billion
Industry: Manufacturing
Residence: Wotton-under-Edge, United Kingdom
BirthDay: 1940
Children: 3

David McMurtry was bornon 1940 in Wotton-under-Edge, United Kingdom, United Kingdom. David McMurtry is #1368 in List Billionaires People In The World. Sir David McMurtry is the cofounder, CEO and chairman of Renishaw, a measurement instrument manufacturer based in the U.K. He began his career at Rolls-Royce, starting as an apprentice machinist and rising to become assistant chief of engine design at the Bristol plant before leaving to found Renishaw in 1973 with his colleague, John Deer. Although Renishaw's headquarters are still located in a former 19th-century textile mill, it makes products with applications from high-tech manufacturing to neurosurgery. The company, which distributes products from 79 locations in 35 countries, has begun supplying high-tech laser components used by drones and self-driving cars. In 1994, Queen Elizabeth made him a Commander of the Order to the British Empire for "services to Science and Technology." McMurtry invented or co-invented more than 150 Renishaw products and holds several hundred patents.


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McMurtry won the Institute of Physics Swan Medal and Prize in 2012


In 2011 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society


In 2008 the University of Bath awarded him an honorary doctorate


In 2001, McMurtry started work on a futuristic building known as Swinhay House


McMurty received an honorary doctorate from Heriot-Watt University in 1998


He was awarded the CBE in 1994 and was knighted in the 2001 New Year Honours


In 1987 he acquired the patents for his trigger probes from Rolls-Royce plc and began to exploit the patents himself


In 1979 McMurtry joined his former colleague John Deer to set up Renishaw plc


In 1973, while working on Concorde's engines, he designed his first trigger probe


In 1966, following an acquisition, he found himself employed by Rolls-Royce plc where he became Deputy Chief Designer and Assistant Chief of Engine Design at Filton


McMurtry joined Bristol Aero Engines as an apprentice in 1958


David Roberts McMurtry was born in March 1940, in Clontarf, Ireland

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