James Selka

After serving a full technical apprenticeship James gained a BSc (Hons) from Buckingham University and has gone on to accumulate over 25 years of manufacturing experience, including 13 years as Managing Director of a specialist high precision, internationally trading, supplier of turnkey instrument sub-systems.

Prior to joining the MTA James was Production and HR Director at a major manufacturer of mechanical seals and support systems.

James is very knowledgeable about global manufacturing and has a strong interest in supply chains together with logistics. He is an expert on global advanced manufacturing and regularly participates in policy formation in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Helping young people to develop is also high on his agenda and he has been keen to introduce an in-house, fully certified apprenticeship scheme.

James is a Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire.