James Selka has joined the MTA following over 25 years of manufacturing experience, including thirteen years as Managing Director of a specialist high precision, internationally trading, supplier of turnkey instrument sub-systems.
After serving a full technical apprenticeship he gained a BSc (Hons) from Buckingham University and prior to joining the MTA he was Production and HR Director at a major manufacturer of mechanical seals and support systems. Highly knowledgeable about global manufacturing, James has a strong interest in supply chains and logistics as well as corporate finance and improving business performance.
Mark Ridgway OBE, MTA President said:
“I believe that James offers a skill set that is complementary to the operational strategy of the MTA, particularly with respect to developing both the profile and membership of the Association.
I would also like, on behalf of both myself and the MTA Board, to extend thanks to Graham Dewhurst for his stewardship of the MTA over the past 7 years. During this period Graham has overseen a growth in membership of over 30% and the development of an Association that is not only well regarded by Government and the sector alike, but one that offers a strong commercial platform to further expand its operations in a manner that is relevant and supportive of its membership base.”
James Selka said:
“I’m delighted to be taking up the challenge of leading the MTA into the future. I’m looking forward to finding out more about the dynamic companies that make up the MTA and delivering a future in which we are even more focussed on delivering value for our members and standing up for our sector.”
Photo caption: James Selka, Chief Executive Officer, MTA.
The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) is the UK trade association for the Manufacturing Technologies industry. The MTA sits at the core of engineering based manufacturing with the aim to promote the use and innovation of advanced technology in manufacturing.
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