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Gorden Calder appoint Vice President and head of the Engineering Centre at Skoda Auto India

Auto News - Published on Wed, 11 Jul 2018

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Autocar India reported that Gorden Calder appointed Vice President and head of the Engineering Centre at Skoda Auto India with responsibility to develop all-new product portfolio on MQB-AO-IN platform.

Following the official announcement of the ‘India 2.0’ project earlier this month, Skoda is all set to take charge of the VW Group’s India operations. A key part of the ambitious India 2.0 project will be establishing an engineering centre in India to locally develop products for both Skoda and VW brands.

Skoda has roped in Gordon Calder, formerly from Tata Motors to head Skoda’s Engineering Centre in Pune. Calder’s appointment as vice-president and head of engineering is significant as Skoda has appointed an outsider for this key role and not someone from within the VW Group. “We needed someone who has good experience dealing with suppliers and understands the manufacturing ecosystem in India.” said a source.

Calder comes with significant India experience having worked in Tata Motors since 2012. Calder led the body engineering team of Tata Motors’ passenger car division and was responsible for developing the Bolt, Zest, Tiago, Tigor and Nexon. He moved to a strategy role in 2016 and was briefly responsible for product planning of the company’s SUV portfolio, until he left the company a few months ago.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Wed, 11 Jul 2018
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