GLOUCESTERSHIRE, UK — Renishaw Chief Executive David McMurtry is handing over his responsibilities to William Lee effective Feb. 1.

McMurtry will remain 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. 

“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," McMurtry said. "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.”

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