Alchemy Partners has named the new chief executive of the MG Car Company as Chris Woodwark (above) a former managing director of Land Rover. He has over 30 years experience of the UK car industry, including a 22-year stint at Rover. In 1993 he became chief executive of Rolls-Royce Motor Car.
Woodwark is now chief executive of Staveley Industries, a facilities management and contracting business which is being restructured.
He will form part of the three-strong line-up with non-executive chairman Brandon Gough and finance director Graham Hallworth.
Keith Bailey, chairman of Birmingham-based BSA Machine Tools, is the new president of the European Committee for Cooperation of the Machine Tool Industries. Bailey is a past president of the Machine Tool Technologies Association and president of the West Midlands Engineering Employers’ Federation.
David Glendinning has been appointed Thames Water’s engineering director. He has been with the company for 20 years.
A management restructuring at Automotive component supplier Hella UK leaves John Guppy in charge of its air conditioning division; Tom Harrison as head of lighting and accessories; electrical, electronic and replacement parts under Jonathan Walls and the Prolek franchise with Brian Mewhorter.
Andy Hyde is the new after-sales manager at packaging company Tetra Pak. He was previously brewery manager at Alfa Laval Brewery Systems.
John Hobson has been appointed sales manager at e-business company eMation for the UK and Ireland.
Serck Heath Transfer, the heat exchanger supplier, has made Uzam Khan general operations manager for the original equipment division of its Birmingham manufacturing plant.