Alan is a mechanical engineer with over 25 years’ experience in the design and development of vehicles across the automotive and mobile construction equipment sectors. His career experience covers engineering leadership of new product introduction, engineering line management and product portfolio management. Alan started his career at Komatsu gaining valuable experience in new product development and played a lead role in the introduction of a new range of wheeled excavators for the European market. He subsequently joined Terex taking the position of Head of Engineering for the company’s Off-Highway Trucks business. Latterly, Alan worked for Alexander Dennis Ltd (ADL), firstly as Head of New Product Development and subsequently as Programmes Director. He led the definition and successful introduction of ADL’s new range of market-leading single and double deck buses. He also headed up definition and deployment of ADL’s extensive technology programme comprising innovations in series & parallel hybrid powertrain, range-extended EV and wireless opportunity charging.