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Mark Summers, ATI’s Head of Technology, is responsible for the Institute’s manufacturing, materials and structures strategic research programme. Mark’s role is global – he undertakes a strategic advisory role representing the ATI and UK aerospace sector internationally.
Mark brings the benefits of his multi-sectoral and diverse career to this challenging role. A fourth generation engineer, Mark followed his apprenticeship in production engineering with roles in multiple industrial sectors in the UK and beyond, focusing on Factory of the Future technologies. His determination and enthusiasm to excel saw Mark simultaneously gain a degree in Manufacturing Systems, and he made the move into a more research-focused role when he joined Airbus as a Senior Research Engineer in 2003. Progressing to become Head of Manufacturing Research for Airbus in the UK, Mark joined the ATI in April 2015.