Aston Martin Appoints New Chief Engineer
By Kyle Lindsay
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 13:50
Aston Martin has announced the appointment of Joerg Ross as Chief Engineer, Powertrain.
Joerg will be responsible for the development of Aston Martin’s engines, transmissions and electrification, reporting to Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Max Szwaj and will be based at the company’s headquarters at Gaydon, Warwickshire.
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.
Commenting on the new appointment: Max 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.”
On his appointment, Joerg Ross said: “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.”
Joerg Ross, joins Aston Martin from Maserati where he served as 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.