The Cartwright Group has further strengthened its engineering and technical team with the announcement today of a new key appointment and an exciting innovation initiative.
The Group has appointed Michael Bolger as Director of Engineering. An experienced engineering executive, Michael joins the company from Leyland Trucks and will head up Cartwright’s highly regarded engineering team.
The appointment of Michael will enable Technical Director Lionel Curtis, to focus on innovation and electric vehicles as well as exciting new development projects. This will include investment in important areas such as carbon reduction programmes, light weighting, aerodynamics, renewable energy, Streetwise and other urban delivery solutions.
Michael Bolger brings extensive vehicle engineering experience to his new position. In addition to his career with Leyland he spent three years with Ford and was also employed by US engineering software and product engineering consultancy Altair.
Commenting on his new role with Cartwright he said: “I am delighted to be joining Cartwright at a time when the company is expanding into new and international markets. I was obviously aware of their reputation for producing quality and reliable products and their customer portfolio of household names speaks for itself.”
Lionel Curtis said he was looking forward to working alongside Michael Bolger and to have the opportunity to focus his engineering passion on innovation and major projects such as electric vehicles.
“The move to further develop and expand the engineering and technical areas has created an exciting new chapter for Cartwright and allows me to spend time on innovation and ideas for future product development that are sometimes out of the box, but which will enable Cartwright to stay at the forefront of the industry.”
Group Managing Director Mark Cartwright added: “Our growth in recent years has been unprecedented and we recognised the major benefits we can potentially develop for our customers through investing in Lionel`s passion and skills as an innovator.
“We believe we now have the dream ticket, having appointed a highly experienced engineer in Michael Bolger to head our engineering team and allowing Lionel Curtis the time and flexibility to focus on innovation and development projects that will hopefully be game changers for the future.”