Ex Rolls-Royce boss joins Jensen

Graham Morris, formerly chief executive of Rolls-Royce, Crewe, has joined Redditch-based Jensen Motors as non-executive chairman. He will oversee the rebirth of the classic sports car maker, which was raised from the ashes by the Creative Group when it bought the Jensen marque. A prototype car, the S-V8, was unveiled last year. Morris joined Rover […]

Graham Morris, formerly chief executive of Rolls-Royce, Crewe, has joined Redditch-based Jensen Motors as non-executive chairman.

He will oversee the rebirth of the classic sports car maker, which was raised from the ashes by the Creative Group when it bought the Jensen marque. A prototype car, the S-V8, was unveiled last year.

Morris joined Rover in 1972 and became plant director of Leyland Cars in Liverpool in 1980. Between 1995-97 he was a member of the management board responsible for sales and marketing of Audi.

He moved to Rolls-Royce Motor Cars as chief executive in 1997, stepping down after a takeover battle for the group resulted in the splitting up of the Rolls-Royce and Bentley marques between VW and BMW.

David Gresham has succeeded the retiring James Puckridge as chairman of Elf Atochem UK. Gresham, aged 50, who has been managing director since February 1997, is a chemical engineering graduate who joined the company’s polystyrene division as chief executive in 1980.

Robin Tozer has set up Waveney Consulting Services. The former Lotus Cars materials manager, who has also worked for Hestair-Dennis truck and bus, and Lansing Bagnall, aims to reduce the materials costs of engineering organisation clients by about 5%.

German industrial-grade connector manufacturer Conec has put Bruce Owens in charge of its major UK accounts. Owens has 30 years’ experience in industrial sales and marketing and has spent the past 14 years with Siemens.

Okura Automation has appointed Brian Worthington as conveyor systems manager. Worthington, previously Okura area sales manager for the south of England, has experience in conveyor system design. He will service the demand for purpose-built conveyor systems in the UK.