Management Team

Simon Harvey C.Eng., MIMechE., M.I.E.T

Name: Simon Harvey C.Eng., MIMechE., M.I.E.T

Job Title: Managing Director

Simon joined Nylacast Automotive in 2016 as Managing Director and in this role he leads a highly skilled International team of over 250 personnel and oversees global manufacturing operations, technical centres and commercial functions.

He began his Automotive career in 1983 and has over 25 years’ experience within the Tier 1 supply base serving in various positions of increasing responsibility including: Application Engineering, Technical Sales, Manufacturing Operations, Commercial, Business Development and General Management. Over the past 10 years he has worked at Board level with P&L responsibility.

Prior to joining Nylacast, Simon worked with GKN, Metaldyne (now American Axle), Pechiney (now Rio Tinto) and SKF.

Simon holds a 1st Class Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer. He is a French speaker and has extensive International experience successfully developing businesses in all Continents and has lived and worked in both Europe and North America.

Adam Gilson

Name: Adam Gilson

Job Title: Finance Director

Adam joined Nylacast Automotive in 2015 as Finance Director and in this role he is responsible for the reporting and control of financial results for the UK and China operations.

He is CIMA qualified and has over 27 years of experience in finance, having worked at Finance Director and Financial Controller level within the Manufacturing, Construction, Food, Chemical and Automotive industries.

Prior to joining Nylacast, Adam worked with St-Gobain as Finance Director for Isover and Celotex where he was also integration manager for its acquisition and as Financial Controller for British Gypsum.

Tim Short

Name: Tim Short

Job Title: Health & Safety Officer

Tim joined Nylacast in 1999, as Health and Safety officer he is responsible for leading the environmental, health and safety initiatives within Nylacast Automotive.

He has over 18 years’ experience working at Nylacast in different roles within logistics, machining, assembly operations, production planning, quality engineering and health and safety and has a thorough understanding of the company and its products.

Prior to joining Nylacast, Tim has held various positions within manufacturing and operations.

Tim has gained various qualifications and certifications during his time at Nylacast, in addition to his IOSH qualification.

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