|Sir David McMurtry|
|Born||David Roberts McMurtry
March 1940 (age 77)
|Known for||Co-founder of Renishaw plc|
|Net worth||US$ 1.09 billion (April 2017)|
McMurtry joined Bristol Aero Engines as an apprentice in 1958. In 1966, following an acquisition, he found himself employed by Rolls-Royce plc where he became Deputy Chief Designer and Assistant Chief of Engine Design at Filton. In 1973, while working on Concorde's engines, he designed his first trigger probe.
In 1979 McMurtry joined his former colleague John Deer to set up Renishaw plc. In 1987 he acquired the patents for his trigger probes from Rolls-Royce plc and began to exploit the patents himself.
In 2001, McMurtry was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. In 2008 the University of Bath awarded him an honorary doctorate. In 2011 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. McMurtry won the Institute of Physics Swan Medal and Prize in 2012.
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