Jaguar Land Rover Appoints New Executive
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"Jaguar and Land Rover have an incredibly exciting future that I am very pleased to be a part of. Quality and safety are absolute priorities and my task is to take the standard even higher,” Mertens said.
Mertens has an automotive industry experience of over 20 years and has held multiple positions, with the most recent one being Global Vehicle Line Executive at General Motors.
“With more than 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, Peter has worked in a wide variety of roles including product development and aftersales engineering at Mercedes Benz and more recently as Global Vehicle Line Executive at General Motors,” stated the press release.
Following an apprenticeship as a toolmaker, Mertens completed a Masters in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute in the U.S., Subsequently, he finished his doctorate in Product Engineering and Industrial Engineering at the University of Kaiserslautern. Mertens is now 49 years old and married with three children.
The latest developments coming from Jaguar Land Rover are the Jaguar C-X75 Concept, which was introduced at the Paris Auto Show, and the Range Rover Evoque five-door model, which is scheduled to make its debut by the end of the current year.
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