Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer Byton has appointed David Twohig as chief technical officer. In this role, he will have full responsibility for leading Byton’s vehicle development – from fundamental technology choices to the profitable application of those technologies to products, services, and processes. He’ll head up key engineering functions including powertrain, connectivity, autonomous driving, program management and digital engineering.
“David will be responsible for creating a technological vision and for applying that vision to customer products for Byton. In 2019, key deliverable is the start of production of our M-Byte vehicle,” said Dr Daniel Kirchert, CEO and co-founder of Byton. “He brings with him a wealth of experience to ensure we will achieve our business targets and streamline our company from structure to operations.”
Said Twohig, “It’s a great honour to lead the great R&D team that we’ve built here at Byton – a unique blend of the best worldwide ‘tech’ and automobile expertise.”
Twohig, born in Ireland, is a seasoned automotive engineering executive with over 26 years of international experience in automotive design and development. Before joining Byton as chief vehicle engineer in March 2018, he was chief engineer at Alpine and head of vehicle engineering at Renault Sport.