Marcus Burton, Director, Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd

  BSc (1st Class Honours) Engineering Production, University of Birmingham U.K (1980) MSc Machine Tool Technology, University of Birmingham U.K. (1982) MBA Executive Programme, University of Birmingham U.K. (1999) CEng, MIET

Marcus Burton joined Yamazaki Mazak* as Group Business Development Director for Europe in October 2005.

After gaining a first class honours degree in Production Engineering and a Masters degree in Machine Tool Technology from the University of Birmingham, he entered the metrology industry, including 15 years with Brown and Sharpe (USA) as a General Manager and Director of a number of European subsidiary companies.

Mr Burton has extensive board level experience in Business Development and Strategy including international acquisitions and post merger integration and has also worked as an independent consultant in strategic management.

He was appointed Managing Director of Yamazaki Mazak U.K. Ltd in October 2007 and European Group Managing Director in January 2010 responsible to Japan for all Mazak’s European operations including Manufacturing, Engineering and the European Sales and Service subsidiary companies.

In April 2017 Mr Burton took on the new role of non-executive Director of Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd, with specific interest in future business strategy and external relations which has taken on more significance since the decision for the UK to leave the European Union.

Mr Burton is also a board member of the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) and is a representative of the UK at CECIMO.


*Note: Yamazaki Mazak is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of metal cutting machine tools used in the manufacture of components for all sectors including aerospace, energy, automotive, medical and industrial products. The company has a sales turnover of over $2.5 billion and 7,000 employees worldwide. The European headquarters is based in Worcester, England where more than 50% of the machine tools sold in Europe are manufactured.

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