CHIEF: Chris Mason, of FISITA
Chris Mason has been appointed new Chief Executive Officer of FISITA.
Mr Mason, who will assume the role on August 1, will also become a member of the board and serve as Company Secretary.
He takes on the role following his incumbency as Managing Director at Motor Codes, a subsidiary of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
Paul Mascarenas, President Elect of FISITA, and Chief Technical Officer and Vice President of Ford Motor Company, said: “We are delighted to welcome Chris to FISITA.
“His extensive industry experience and proven track record at SMMT and Motor Codes make him the ideal candidate to lead the team going forward.
“I am very much looking forward to working with Chris and the rest of the Executive Board to help develop and implement plans that will shape the future of FISITA.
“It’s an exciting time for us all and marks the beginning of a new chapter in the rich history of the organisation.”
Mr Mason has more than 25years’ experience in the automotive industry and joined the SMMT in 2000.
“I am thrilled and tremendously proud to have been asked to lead such an important organisation,” he added.
“FISITA is clearly held in high regard by its members and the international automotive sector.
“As Chief Executive I am looking forward to contributing to the continued success of the organisation and supporting the automotive engineering community.”