New chief technical officer appointed at Horiba MIRA

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Advanced automotive engineering, research, development and testing company, Horiba MIRA, has appointed Graeme Stewart as its new chief technical officer.

Stewart joins the company as part of the executive team and takes overall responsibility for the technical strategy, implementation and delivery.

All of Horiba MIRA’s engineering, testing, connected and autonomous vehicle and vehicle resilience teams now report in to Graeme, and he will be leading the teams to ensure the business continues to excel in customer delivery.

Stewart most recently held the position of program management director at Ricardo Automotive Division, a board member role responsible for program management and delivery of all projects against time, quality, customer satisfaction, budget and cash performance targets.

Prior to this, Graeme was managing director of the Ricardo Vehicle Systems Business Unit, where he had full commercial performance, sales and project delivery responsibility. He also spent 10 years at Visteon, culminating in his role as business and product development manager.

“Automotive technology is evolving rapidly in disciplines such as cybersecurity, electrification and CAV,” said Stewart. “Horiba MIRA is at the forefront of this, adding value to its customers by leveraging the synergies between its engineering and testing business, alongside R&D.

“The team here is working incredibly hard to ensure vehicles of the future are safer, cleaner and smarter and I’m hugely optimistic as to how we can meet our customers’ needs in these areas of emerging technology.”

Graeme joins the company as the final member of the new executive team, assembled by Declan Allen after his appointment to managing director in April 2018.

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