Hexagon Metrology President and CEO Angus C.F. Taylor Recognized with an Honorary Degree from the University of Rhode Islan

Apr 21, 2015 -- Hexagon Metrology today announced its President and CEO Angus C.F. Taylor will be recognized with an honorary doctorate from the University of Rhode Island at its 2015 Commencement ceremony in May.The honorary degree is the highest honor bestowed by the University and is reserved to recognize true distinction. Mr. Taylor will receive a Doctor of Business to acknowledge his unique contributions to the University and to the State of Rhode Island.

Taylor is a distinguished global leader and has been a passionate advocate for dual language immersion programs while at the helm of Hexagon Metrology. He studied mechanical engineering at the University of Central Lancashire, formerly Preston Polytechnic, in the UK. Angus started his profession as a Project Engineer working for a subsidiary of Brown & Sharpe, a prominent Rhode Island manufacturing company (now Hexagon Metrology). He shaped his career by assuming greater levels of responsibility in both technical and international business roles.

"On behalf of the State of Rhode Island's premier public research institution, we are proud to award Mr. Taylor the Doctor of Business, honoris causa during our 129th Commencement ceremony," said URI Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Donald H. DeHayes who chairs the Honorary Degree Committee. "The University's highest honor is awarded in recognition of Angus' leadership in business and engineering, as well as his extraordinary commitment to advancing language immersion programs within public schools. He has also been a very strong advocate for our College of Engineering's International Engineering Program (IEP), where his forward-thinking global business practices set clear examples for our young engineers," said DeHayes.

"This prestigious honor from the University of Rhode Island is especially meaningful, as I place a very high value on community engagement and educational initiatives to solve workforce challenges," said Angus Taylor, President and CEO of Hexagon Metrology. "These results-oriented programs strengthen the local economy and enable global companies to recruit new graduates with 21st century skills to succeed in today's business world. This is a win-win proposition for the people of Rhode Island and far beyond."

Angus has served on the Board of Directors of the International Engineering Program at the University of Rhode Island since 2011. He has worked closely with URI leaders to highlight the human resource requirements of growing global companies like Hexagon Metrology, and the need to recruit multi-lingual engineering talent. This collaboration helps URI IEP to better prepare students for the international workplace, ensuring they have not only the necessary technical skills, but the critical language and cultural training required in today's job market.

Taylor also champions URI IEP’s initiatives through the Rhode Island Language Roadmap (RILR), a project backed by committed leaders in business, government, and education supporting an ambitious plan to implement K-12 dual language immersion in Rhode Island public schools. Angus has passionately advocated for this cause by giving testimonial to the Rhode Island Senate Finance Committee, as well as hosting and speaking at several Business Incubator events around the state. 

Hexagon Metrology has hired several URI IEP graduates who are involved, along with other employees, in these initiatives. Taylor has served as a guest speaker at several URI IEP-related events including the Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education, the official launch of the RILR program, and various leadership conferences

About Hexagon Metrology 

Hexagon Metrology offers a comprehensive range of products and services for all industrial metrology applications in sectors such as automotive, aerospace, energy and medical. We support our customers with actionable measurement information along the complete life cycle of a product – from development and design to production, assembly and final inspection.

With more than 20 production facilities and 70 Precision Centers for service and demonstrations, and a network of over 100 distribution partners on five continents, we empower our customers to fully control their manufacturing processes, enhancing the quality of products and increasing efficiency in manufacturing plants around the world. For more information, visit www.hexagonmetrology.us.

Hexagon Metrology is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B). Hexagon is a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualization technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.

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