McLaren gets new CEO

LONDON: British carmaker McLaren Automotive has appointed Michael Leiters as its new chief executive officer from July 1.

German-born Leiters, 50, has held senior positions at Porsche AG and, more recently was Ferrari's chief technology officer.

Leiters, who has a doctorate in engineering, will be based at McLaren’s global-headquarters at the McLaren Technology Centre and the adjoining McLaren Production Centre in Surrey, England where all the company’s supercars and hypercars are hand-built.

He will head the 3,000-strong workforce spanning all global activities, including the McLaren Composites Technology Centre, instrumental in innovating technology for the high-performance hybrid McLaren Artura supercar whose production are to commence soon.

McLaren Group executive chairman Paul Walsh said Leiters' extensive industry experience combined with his passion for engineering and future technology would help guide and develop the McLaren team as the company enters an exciting second decade.
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