Sheffield Forgemasters International’s chief executive Dr Graham Honeyman has been appointed a professor by Sheffield University and named chairman of its Management School.
Dr Honeyman becomes the University’s honorary professor in strategic management.
Professor Keith Glaister, Dean of the Management School said: “Graham is a dynamic leader who has made a significant impact at Sheffield Forgemasters and across our region.
“Having a business leader of Graham’s calibre associated with the Management School provides a great learning opportunity to our student community.”
Graham Honeyman said: “It is a great honour to have been appointed Honorary Professor at such a vibrant university. My role will allow me to pass on many years’ experience leading a business in a challenging but rewarding industry.
“Forgemasters has come a long way and I think it’s important to help the next generation of businesspeople as much as possible. I have been highly impressed by the enthusiasm, energy and commitment of the staff and students at the University of Sheffield and look forward to working with them as they develop their ambitious plans for today’s challenging business environment.”
Last year, Dr Honeyman was named the winner of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining’s Bessemer Gold Medal for promoting the manufacture of engineering components to national and international importance.
In 2010 he was presented with the silver medal from the Royal Academy of Engineering, made a CBE for his services to the steel industry and was named overall director of the year by the Institute of Directors.