Aston Martin has appointed Joerg Ross as the new chief engineer for powertrain. He will be responsible for the development of Aston Martin’s engines, transmissions and electrification, reporting to VP and CTO Max Szwaj, based at the company’s headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire, UK.
Ross joins Aston Martin from Maserati where he was head of advanced powertrain. He has spent more than 25 years in the automotive industry and held senior management positions at IAV, Scuderia Ferrari F1 and Ford, as well as his most recent position at Maserati.
Born in Remscheid, Germany, Joerg holds a degree and a PhD in mechanical engineering from the RWTH Aachen University, Germany. He speaks several languages including German, English and Italian.
Szwaj said, “We are delighted to welcome Joerg to the Aston Martin team. His considerable experience and knowledge will prove invaluable for the engineering team as we prepare the business for the next generation of Aston Martin products.”
Ross commented, “I’m delighted to be joining Aston Martin at what is an exciting time for the brand. The company is at a significant point in its history, with the recent announcement of its first all-electric car, the RapidE. I’m excited to play a part in developing Aston Martin’s future vehicle strategy.”
August 9, 2017