Paul Taylor, CEO at Lincoln-based Dynex Semiconductor, was named a Make it in Great Britain Industry Champion in an address at the Manufacturing Summit at the Bristol & Bath Science Park.
He joins 29 other Industry Champions who are leaders in their field across a variety of sectors within manufacturing.
They have signed up to lend their support to the campaign, which was launched by Business Secretary Vince Cable and Business Minister Mark Prisk last November.
Make it in Great Britain aims to transform the image of UK manufacturing and encourage young people to consider a career in the industry.
Business Minister Mark Prisk said: “The outdated perception of the manufacturing industry does not match the reality of today.
“Make it in Great Britain is all about encouraging support for the sector, dispelling myths and encouraging greater interest in industry by young people and investors.
“Paul Taylor has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the modern manufacturing environment, making him best placed to spread the good news we have to tell.
“That is why I want industry champions like Paul to generate excitement and interest amongst our young people and future workforce.”
Paul Taylor commented: “I am delighted to join this campaign; we have a strong manufacturing capability in Great Britain founded on advanced technology that is well respected around the world.
“I would urge other businesses to get involved and help change the image of manufacturing, stimulating investment and encouraging young people to take up the many exciting career opportunities.”