Prof. dr. W.B. Heginbotham, O.B.E., D.Sc. (W)
Prof. dr. Wilfred Brooks Heginbotham, born 9 April 1924 at Beardsley, U.K., is director-general of the Production Engineering Research Association of Great Britain at Melton Mowbray (UK). An honorary doctorate is conferred on him for his contribution to the development of production engineering as a technical science.
His initiatives to promote education in mechanical engineering and industrial mechanization, his contribution to research in these fields, as well as in the field of robot technology and his efforts to make fundamental knowledge applicable to business practice.
Honorary tutor is Prof.dr. P.C. Veenstra, professor of mechanical and workshop engineering.