David Chuter is CEO and Managing Director at the Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC) (www.imcrc.org), based in Melbourne. David is an experienced senior executive with a strong industry record in leading strategic business growth, operational management and change in the manufacturing sector. He is passionate about local industry and creating a stronger platform for Australian manufacturing through catalysing investment in technology, innovation, collaboration and competitiveness. David has more than twenty-five years of international manufacturing experience, with much of this gained in the global automotive industry.
David joined the IMCRC in June 2016. Prior to this, he was CEO of MHG Asia Pacific from 2014, and a member of the Futuris Automotive executive leadership team from 2001.
David is a member of Australia’s Industry 4.0 Advanced Manufacturing Forum, responsible for the research and innovation workstream. He is a Director of the CRC Association (www.crca.asn.au) and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
David holds a first-class Honours Degree in Manufacturing Engineering and Management from the University of Bath (UK), and is a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
David is married to Carolyn and they have two young children. When not at work David loves rugby union, cycling, swimming, snowboarding and travel.
About the IMCRC
The Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC) www.imcrc.org has a mission to help catalyse the transformation of Australian manufacturing through collaborative investment, research impact and innovation. In partnership with manufacturing businesses, research organisations, industry associations and government, the IMCRC:
• co-funds, on a dollar-for-dollar basis, broad, multidisciplinary and industry-led manufacturing research projects that deliver commercial outcomes, and
• advances the wider cause of manufacturing transformation, including the uptake of Industry 4.0, through industry education and public advocacy.