ArcelorMittal Dofasco introduces the new Chair in Advanced Manufacturing Policy at McMaster University

HAMILTON, October 1, 2015: ArcelorMittal Dofasco and McMaster University today introduced the ArcelorMittal Dofasco Chair in Advanced Manufacturing, Dr. Greig Mordue. The new Chair is a legacy investment of the company's 100th Anniversary in 2012 when it announced its intention to establish a Research Chair that would make a significant contribution the development on manufacturing policy in Canada.

Dr. Mordue took his post on July 1, 2015 and in addition to being Chair, Advanced Manufacturing Policy is also Associate Professor, jointly appointed with the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Walter G. Booth School of Engineering Practice in the Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University.

"We are extremely pleased to see this legacy investment from our 100th anniversary come to fruition and to welcome Dr. Mordue. This Chair was an outcome of a Manufacturing Summit that we hosted in conjunction with the Conference Board of Canada," said Sean Donnelly, President and CEO, ArcelorMittal Dofasco. "Having this Chair at a research intensive university like McMaster will enhance the profile of manufacturing in Canada as well as be a strong contributor to the manufacturing public policy dialogue with all levels of government. Ultimately, our desire is to ensure Canadian manufacturers are well-positioned to improve their competitiveness, boost productivity and attract foreign direct investment."

"Greig Mordue brings a wealth of hands-on industry experience to the Faculty of Engineerin's W Booth School of Engineering Practice. We look forward to the evidence-based approach Greig will take to advanced manufacturing policy and the impact it will have within Hamilton, Canada and beyond," said Ishwar K. Puri, McMaster's Dean of Engineering.

"Greig Mordue's cross appointment in the Department of Economics and the Walter G. Booth School of Engineering Practice is a wonderful example of the interdisciplinary approach that is a core strength of McMaster's education and research excellence. We look forward to seeing the results of this innovative collaboration between the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Social Sciences," said Roy Cain, McMaster's acting Dean of Social Sciences.

"ArcelorMittal Dofasco has given McMaster and the Canadian manufacturing community a foundation from which to sustain and build this crucial sector. My goal as chair is to elevate the importance of manufacturing within Canada and to position McMaster at the centre of advanced manufacturing policy in this country," said Greig Mordue, ArcelorMittal Dofasco Chair in Advanced Manufacturing.

The announcement marks the official kick-off to Manufacturing Month in Canada, an initiative of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters. "The appointment of Dr. Mordue as chair will reinforce the message that manufacturing matters - not just in Hamilton and the province of Ontario, but across Canada," says Jayson Myers, CME President and CEO, Canadian Manufacturers and Expoprters. "I can't think of a better way to launch Canadian Manufacturing Month as our future depends on how well we promote Canada's largest business sector as the industry that will power the economic engine of our nation for the next generation."

Dr. Mordue's bio

Greig Mordue is the ArcelorMittal Dofasco Chair in Advanced Manufacturing Policy and Associate Professor, jointly appointed with the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Walter G. Booth School of Engineering Practice in the Faculty of Engineering.

Previously, Dr. Mordue was General Manager of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) responsible for Corporate Planning and External Affairs. During his 20-plus years with Toyota he held a range of responsibilities related to Government Relations, Human Resources and Strategic Planning. Prior to joining Toyota, Mr. Mordue worked as a Special Assistant to the Treasurer of Ontario and Ontario Minister of Finance, the Ontario Minister of Financial Institutions and the Ontario Leader of the Official Opposition. He holds a B.A. from Wilfrid Laurier University, a B Comm. from the University of Windsor, an MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland and a PhD in Management from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. He is also a former municipal councillor.

About McMaster University

McMaster University, one of four Canadian universities listed among the Top 100 universities in the world, is renowned for its innovation in both learning and discovery. It has a student population of 30,000, and more than 170,000 alumni in 137 countries.

About ArcelorMittal Dofasco

ArcelorMittal Dofasco is Canada's largest producer of flat carbon steel and is part of the world's largest steel and mining company. Headquartered in Hamilton, Ontario, the company's more than 5,400 employees are dedicated to being world class as they strive to transform tomorrow with lighter, stronger and more sustainable steel. Guided by a philosophy to produce safe, sustainable steel, and with world-class research and development, ArcelorMittal Dofasco is a leading supplier of quality steel in the automotive, construction, energy, packaging, and distribution sectors. Learn more at ArcelorMittal Dofasco

About Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is Canada's leading trade and industry association and the voice of manufacturing and global business in Canada. The association represents more than 10,000 leading companies nationwide. More than 85% of CME's members are small and medium-sized enterprises. As Canada's leading business network, CME, through various initiatives including the establishment of the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition, touches more than 100,000 companies from coast to coast, engaged in manufacturing, global business and service-related industries. CME's membership network accounts for an estimated 82 per cent of total manufacturing production and 90 per cent of Canada's exports.

About Manufacturing Month in Canada

Canadian Manufacturing Month is a national celebration of Canada's most innovative business sector that is held annually each October. This year's theme is manufacturing tomorrow, today and emphasizes how much manufacturing matters to Canada and Canadians.

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