AB Dynamics promotes Timothy Rogers to CEO
For the past 15 years, Mr. Rogers has had extensive experience managing companies in the engineering and chemical sectors.
Between 2004 and 2011, he was CEO and Executive VP of Clean Diesel Technologies (CDT), which specialises in vehicle emission reduction technology.
During this period, Mr. Rogers gained capital market experience as CDT was admitted to trading on AIM between 2001 and 2009 and dual-listed on NASDAQ in 2007. He oversaw a two way merger of CDT with Catalytic Solutions in 2010.
Prior to this, Mr. Rogers worked at Exxon Corporation (1984-1990), Ethyl Petroleum Additives Limited (1990-1993) and The Associated Octel (1993-2002) before being appointed Director of Sales & Marketing at ADAS Consulting Limited, an environment research consultancy.
Mr. Rogers joined the Group in October 2012. He studied engineering at Oxford Brookes University and has a strong grounding in mechanical and production engineering.
Anthony Best, currently Executive Chairman will become Non-Executive Chairman.
Mr. Best was called up for National Service in 1955 obtaining a commission in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. In 1957, he went to Cambridge University and graduated in Mechanical Sciences Tripos (Engineering).
Mr. Best joined Rolls-Royce Cars in 1960, initially as a graduate apprentice and then into the design department working on vehicle suspensions.
In 1963, he moved to Avon Rubber Limited, initially as a Project Engineer working on the design and development of tyre manufacturing equipment, followed by a move into production management at the tyre plant in Melksham before becoming Production Manager in 1965.
In 1967, Mr. Best joined Alex Moulton at Moulton Developments as Chief Engineer working on vehicle suspensions for cars, trucks and coaches. Following the closure of Moulton Developments in 1982, he founded Anthony Best Dynamics Limited.
He has written a number of technical papers on vehicle suspension, ride and handling. He was awarded the Institution of Mechanical Engineers' Thomas Hawksley medal and the Automobile Division's Crompton Lanchester Medal in 1979.
Mr. Best is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and is on the Court of the Worshipful Company of Engineers. ■