Whitley, UK, 1-4-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Jaguar Land Rover has announced that Dr Wolfgang Ziebart will stand down from the role of Engineering Director with effect from April 2015. Nick Rogers will succeed Dr Ziebart and assume board-level responsibilities for Jaguar Land Rover’s global engineering operations, reporting directly to Chief Executive Dr Ralf Speth. Dr Ziebart will continue to work with Jaguar Land Rover, focusing on technology development.
Commenting on the new appointment, Dr Ralf Speth: “Dr Ziebart joined Jaguar Land Rover in July 2013 and has led the Engineering team through a period of continued growth as we have expanded our product range. I would like to thank Wolfgang for his stewardship, counsel and advice through this period and I look forward to his on-going involvement with the business.
“Nick has worked for Jaguar Land Rover for more than 30 years and has broad experience across Engineering, Manufacturing and product delivery. His experience, skills, passion and dedication to Jaguar Land Rover will make him a great leader for the Engineering team. I wish him every success in leading the teams that arecreating the new Jaguar and Land Rover advanced technologies and vehicles of the future.”
Notes to editors
- In the past five years, Jaguar Land Rover has tripled its turnover – and more than doubled its sales and its workforce. It has gone from strength to strength, to become a fine example of British manufacturing success.
- Jaguar Land Rover employs 8000 engineers and technologists based at two UK product development centres at Gaydon and Whitley, and an Advanced Research Centre at the University of Warwick.
- Jaguar Land Rover is one of the UK’s largest exporters and generates in the region of 85% of its revenue from exports.
- Jaguar Land Rover’s turnover has almost trebled to £19.4 billion in its financial year ending 31st March 2014, compared with a turnover of £6.6 billion in the fiscal year ending 31st March 2010.
For more information, please visit www.newsroom.jaguarlandrover.com or contact:
Nick O’Donnell, Global Corporate PR Manager
M: +44 7825 115951 E: firstname.lastname@example.org