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Factory Automation

David Forrest

Staring at Nissan in 1992 as a trainee maintenance technician David soon moved onto a sponsored degree course and became a planning engineer in plastics engineering.

From 2001 David led the introduction of 3D CAD systems to NMUK and became the CAD/CAE subject matter expert, managing the PLM tools for engineering at Sunderland, along with support for new model digital phase design reviews.

David was leading the in-house design and simulation team for Body Engineering before moving to IS and IT in 2013. Here he was responsible for PLM systems within Europe and more recently David has been focused on Industry 4.0 and factory of the future initiatives.

From 2019 David has been working back in the engineering department leading Digital Innovation for Nissan Europe.

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