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Jaguar Land Rover to appoint new Director of Manufacturing

Jaguar Land Rover to replace Wolfgang Stadler with grant McPherson

The British automaker, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced plans to replace its Director of Manufacturing.

Wolfgang Stadler, the firms current Director of Manufacturing, will be retiring, and is to be succeeded by Grant McPherson.

McPherson currently holds the position of Director of Quality and Automotive Safety at JLR, which he has had since 2013.

“He will oversee the ongoing investment into our UK and global manufacturing," reported Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover.

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Prior to working with the automaker in 2011, becoming the manufacturer’s operations Manager at the Castle Bromwich plant, McPherson worked for Honda UK.

The announcement comes with news of an electrified future, the firm revealed.

The new appointment aims to see JLR create more electric vehicles, following its I-PACE model being built in Austria.

McPherson will assume his new role as of 1 July this year.

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