AVID strengthens leadership team

Posted on 23 Aug 2019 and read 508 times
AVID strengthens leadership teamNorthumberland-based AVID Technology Group, an automotive clean-tech company, has appointed Graeme Cook as operations director.

He will assist in the delivery of AVID’s growth strategy, which aims to capitalise on the global boom in vehicle electrification and clean automotive technology.

He has over 15 years’ experience leading high-skilled engineering businesses in the aerospace, automotive, defence, rail and energy sectors.

A mechanical engineer by trade, Mr Cook began his career as an engineering apprentice in Cramlington before securing his first managerial role, in which he was responsible for manufacturing engineering at NSK Steering Systems
Europe.

AVID managing director Ryan Maughan said: “Graeme’s appointment is hugely significant, as we begin to rapidly scale up our manufacturing operations.

“Attracting someone with his breadth of experience in setting up and running manufacturing facilities — particularly specialising in high-volume and safety-critical components and systems — will be a great benefit to the company as we move forward.”

Mr Cook said: “I am thrilled to be joining AVID Technology at such an exciting time in its development. The electric-vehicle industry is going through a period of rapid development and innovation.

“My aim is to support the team in delivering its strategy for growth and add value through my expertise in industrialising products, establishing rapid manufacturing solutions and managing production to meet quality and ensure supply.

“It feels great to be part of such a talented and ambitious North East business.”

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