As Chief Executive Officer at the Innovative Manufacturing CRC, David Chuter brings more than twenty-five years of international manufacturing and supply chain experience to the job.

In his session for National Manufacturing Week, Chuter will discuss how the industry-led Innovative Manufacturing CRC develops new technologies, products and services helping shape Australian manufacturing’s future.

The Innovative Manufacturing CRC operates within the context of the Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) program to improve the competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of Australian manufacturing, and to drive digital and business model transformation, particularly with small and medium size manufacturers (SMEs).

As part of his presentation, Chuter will discuss how the organisation delivers manufacturing outcomes in line with government priorities in key growth sectors and in science, research and innovation, while encouraging industry participation in collaborative research and co-funding particular projects and partnerships.

Scheduled for 9 May from 12.40 – 1.15pm at the Industry 4.0 Theatre, Chuter’s presentation will specifically cover off six key themes:

  • Opportunities for manufacturing in Australia;
  • Innovation, collaboration, competitiveness and global access to deliver sustainable relevance;
  • Key enabling and innovative manufacturing technologies;
  • Digital transformation, including Industry 4.0;
  • Collaborative partnerships, including with Australian researchers; and
  • Project investment opportunities and criteria.

Chuter has worked in a variety of roles including leadership, strategy, business development, marketing, manufacturing and operational management, design, engineering and technology. Prior to the Innovative Manufacturing CRC, David was the CEO for the multinational and diversified manufacturing company MHG Asia Pacific, a member of the executive leadership team at Australia’s largest automotive tier one supplier Futuris, the Presidency of the FAPM Soutehrn Region and a member of the Victorian Executive Committee of the Australia China Business School.

He is passionate about local industry and creating a stronger platform for the wider Australian manufacturing sector through catalysing investment in innovation, collaboration and competiveness, and offers an international perspective having lived and worked in the European and Asia-Pacific region.

Chuter’s session is one of a series of free-to-attend presentations linking industry and visitors with the latest research, technology, innovations and best practice in manufacturing. Other sessions will centre around one of five key themes – industry capability development, product and service innovation, technology innovation, process improvement and sustainable manufacturing.

For more information about the National Manufacturing Week, or to register for the 2017 event, please visit  


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