Dominic Oughton is Principal Industrial Fellow for IfM Education and Consultancy Services Associates
Prior to joining IfM in 2005, Dominic spent 20 years in leadership roles in the manufacturing industry. He started his career with PA Consulting Group, developing Manufacturing Strategy and Automation solutions in industries as diverse as Pharmaceuticals, Food, Electronics and Metals. He then led the development of a new product range for the Industrial Machinery division of Massey Ferguson, before forming a UK start-up for an off-shore Manufacturing Group.
Dominic also held three MD roles, leading profitable growth in businesses in the electronics industry. He managed the UK Metering and Environmental Systems Divisions of the global Siemens Group, and most recently led Baxall Limited, market leading CCTV manufacturer, gaining recognition as Best Electronics factory in the Management Today Awards for Manufacturing.
An alumnus of IfM’s Manufacturing Engineering Tripos, Dominic has a first class honours degree and MEng in Manufacturing Engineering.
Dominic’s current role involves leading projects with partner companies aimed at putting IfM research output into practice. His main focus of activity is in developing winning business and technology strategies to meet the needs of government and corporate organisations.
Dominic also leads IfM’s practice activities in the area of Open Innovation and heads the Open Innovation in the FMCG Value Chain: A Practitioner Forum.