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McMaster introduces manufacturing research chair

Former Toyota executive Greig Mordue named the ArcelorMittal Dofasco Advanced Manufacturing research chair.


October 1, 2015
by PLANT STAFF

HAMILTON — Manufacturing Month begins today with an important announcement from McMaster University: Dr. Greig Mordue has been appointed to the ArcelorMittal Dofasco Chair in Advanced Manufacturing.

ArcelorMittal Dofasco, a large producer of flat carbon steel and part of the world’s largest steel and mining company, announced it was establishing the research chair at the Hamilton University in 2012, as a legacy investment marking the company’s 100th anniversary.

Mordue, previously general manager of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) responsible for corporate planning and external affairs, has covered a range of responsibilities involving government relations, human resources and strategic planning.

He has worked with the Ontario government as a special assistant in a variety of departments, holds a number of degrees from Canadian universities, and a couple from Scotland, including a PhD in Management from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.

Mordue, who took his post on July 1, is also associate professor, jointly appointed with the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Walter G. Booth School of Engineering Practice in the Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University.

“This Chair was an outcome of a Manufacturing Summit that we hosted in conjunction with the Conference Board of Canada,” said Sean Donnelly, president and CEO, ArcelorMittal Dofasco.

He said having the chair at McMaster, a research intensive university, will enhance the profile of manufacturing in Canada and it will be a strong contributor to the manufacturing public policy dialogue with all levels of government.

“Ultimately, our desire is to ensure Canadian manufacturers are well-positioned to improve their competitiveness, boost productivity and attract foreign direct investment,” said Donnelly.

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