New years honours list celebrates engineering

Order of the British EmpireThe 2014 New Year’s Honours List has a fair smattering of engineers and representatives of engineering organisations, which we have listed below.

If we have missed off a worthy recipient, please comment below and we will add them in.

 

Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) For services to:
Dr Mary Bowe Chair Ofcom media and communications.
Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Warren East FREng Lately CEO ARM Holdings the technology Industry
Professor Carole Goble, FREng University of Manchester [computer] science
Iain Gray FREng CEO Technology Strategy Board science, technology and innovation
Christopher Mairs Chief scientist Metaswitch Networks engineering
Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Professor Paul Cannon FREng Lately director Poynting Institute QinetiQ, and University of Birmingham engineering
Mark Crabtree  MD AMS Neve advanced manufacturing and creative industries
Andrea Hough MD AT Engine Control manufacturing
Dr Hamid Mughal Director of global manufacturing, Rolls-Royce technology, innovation and manufacturing
Joanna Shields CEO Tech City UK the digital industries and voluntary service to young people
Michael Tobin CEO Telecity Group the digital economy
Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Ronald Ayres Trust SSC JCB Dieselmax engineering
Dr Arnab Basu CEO Kromek regional development and international trade
Rachel Eade Automotive supply chain specialist Manufacturing Advisory Service industry
David Gibbings Archivist, AugustaWestland aviation heritage and the defence industry
George Morgan Chairman, Pektron Group electronic engineering
Roy Williams Engineer and equipment examiner, Ministry of Defence defence engineering
Military Division
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Warrant Officer 2 Barry Firth Air engineering technician avionics

 

What they mean:

Companion of Honour
This is awarded for having a major contribution to the arts, science, medicine, or government lasting over a long period of time.

Knight/Dame
This is awarded for having a major contribution in any activity, usually at national level. Other people working in the nominee’s area will see their contribution as inspirational and significant, requiring commitment over a long period of time.

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
This is awarded for having a prominent but lesser role at national level, or a leading role at regional level. You can also get one for a distinguished, innovative contribution to any area.

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
This is awarded for having a major local role in any activity, including people whose work has made them known nationally in their chosen area.

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
This is awarded for a significant achievement or outstanding service to the community. An MBE is also awarded for local ‘hands-on’ service which stands out as an example to other people.

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