New chief executive for leading automotive design and engineering firm

Posted on 8 Aug 2023 by The Manufacturer

Leading UK-based design and engineering consultancy Contechs has appointed automotive industry innovator Peter Jarvis as Group Chief Executive to lead the company's rapid international expansion.

Previously the managing director of Contechs, Peter Jarvis now takes over as Group Chief Executive Officer of Contechs Holdings Ltd. His appointment is aimed at driving the company’s growth and innovation, further enhancing the services Contechs provides to its OEM clients worldwide.

With more than 30 years experience in the automotive industry, Peter’s expertise spans engineering, design, manufacturing and operations. He has been instrumental in establishing the £70 million turnover business as a respected name in the automotive world, providing cutting-edge innovations to some of the world’s most prestigious brands and tier one suppliers.

He has expanded Contechs’ footprint in multiple international markets, creating a global network of operations, driving innovation through research and development and growing its service offerings to meet the evolving needs of the industry.

Peter Jarvis said, “I am proud that the passion of our team has steered Contechs to new heights, making it a global leader in engineering and design for the automotive sector. We now plan to grow still further, expanding our markets and industry services to new and existing customers worldwide.”

Meanwhile Ian Brookes, one of the founders of Contechs, has been appointed group chief financial officer. He is responsible for all financial, commercial, and legal matters and is involved in the top-line business strategy.

The last year has been a busy time for fast-growing Contechs with the appointment of former Ford of Europe chief designer Chris Hamilton to head up its vehicle design studio team and former McLaren Group CEO and CEO of McLaren Racing F1 Jonathan Neale as strategic development and growth director. In addition the company has recently taken on more than 125 designers and engineers and is preparing to open a new design studio next to its global headquarters in Warwick.

With bases in Warwick, Basildon, Cologne and Hyderabad and almost 700 employees, Contechs is a world-leading provider of specialist vehicle design and engineering services, working with the most prestigious international manufacturers and suppliers. Contechs experts use advanced design and engineering tools to develop next generation vehicle platforms and modules as the world moves towards hybrid, electric and alternative fuel technologies.

Working as a strategic partner allows Contechs to build longstanding relationships with customers. This approach has enhanced Contechs’ reputation as one of the leading automotive design and engineering consultancies in the industry.

In addition, Contechs has a well-respected and established recruitment division with almost 50,000 candidates on its books, sourcing the highest calibre talent to provide clients with fully-managed teams, permanent staff and contract support.

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