Dominic Cartwright has been appointed as Managing Director of Prodrive’s Advanced Technology division. Cartwright was previously Managing Director for Prodrive Composites, but in a recent business reorganisation by Prodrive Chairman, David Richards, all Prodrive’s non-motorsport engineering activity has been consolidated into a new advanced technology division headed up by Cartwright.
More than half of Prodrive’s turnover comes from advanced engineering and composite manufacturing programmes in the automotive, aerospace, marine and defence sectors, taking projects from concept into production-readiness.
Prodrive Advanced Technology is currently manufacturing interior module systems for a luxury car, composite bodywork, interior trim and active aero systems for a British hypercar; power electronics for electric and hybrid cars; as well as the European Mars Rover, which will be launched in 2018.
“Prodrive has a very strong customer base in the automotive industry and some major long term multi-million pound contracts with the likes of JLR,” said Cartwright. “We are already working on some cutting edge projects in power electronics and control systems for racing yachts and have a great deal more technology and some very clever people that could transfer their skills into other alternative high technology markets.”
Prior to joining Prodrive in 2013, Cartwright, was managing director for CTG, part of UTC Aerospace Systems, and has a strong background in the aerospace industry having held senior roles at Goodrich Corporation, Smiths Aerospace and TRW Aeronautical Systems.