Dr Howard Lightfoot of The Manufacturing Co-operative has been confirmed as one of the Top 20 most influential in Field Service News.

The FSN20 is a list of the 20 most influential people in field service. Nominations were received from field service practitioners and Field Service News subscribers.

Dr Lightfoot was delighted to be acknowledged by his peers and industry experts and aims to use the Operations Excellence Institute’s technical facilities to pioneer new maintenance techniques through virtual and augmented reality.

Commenting on the accolade, Dr Lightfoot said: “VR and AR have the potential to revolutionise maintenance efficiency in through-life engineering.”

He intends to transfer his expertise in Service Innovation into a short online course which will feature a free taster session. To register your interest contact enquiry@manufacturing.coop of fill in the form here.