Roger Becker Retires from Lotus
“I have had a dream career at Lotus, with the honour of not only working directly for Colin Chapman but also working with some of the finest people in the motor industry. With the Lotus Evora successfully entering the market with unprecedented global adulation, and at 64 years of age, I feel now is the natural time to retire," Becker said when announcing his departure.
Becker came to Lotus in 1966, as a worker on the assembly line of the Elan. He was noticed by Lotus founder Colin Chapman who moved him to the vehicle development team. He started his work with the Lotus Europa Twin Cam and now ends it with the Evora.
"The Evora has given me my finest hour at Lotus and I leave knowing it will be the foundation of all our next generation cars. The product engineering team will build on this to develop many more award-winning products and I wish them every success for what promises to be a very exciting future for Lotus cars and the Lotus brand.”
“On behalf of all the staff at Lotus, I would like to thank Roger for his contribution to Lotus over 44 years and we wish him well in his retirement," Lotus' CEO Dany Bahar concluded.