Changing of the guard at Aston Martin

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

As widely reported over the weekend in the mainstream media, today sadly saw Dr Andy Palmer officially step down from the positions of President and Group Chief Executive of Aston Martin Lagonda as part of the Groups continuing restructuring process as they deal with the global issues they face today.

Joining Aston Martin from Nissan nearly six years ago, Palmer certainly reinvigorated the iconic British marque with a new programme of highly desirable cars for both the public highway's and racetracks of the world with the new range of Vantage GT cars coming on-line from 2018 and from time to time was seen racing behind the wheel of one!!

Since then, the parent company supported Aston Martin Racing team have gone to put its new turbo charged iteration of Vantage GTE onto the top step of the podium on the world stage of the World Endurance Championship as well as claiming numerous national Championships with its customer team operations around the world since.

Whilst this decision was obviously a corporate one, one taken since AML accept a financial restructuring package from Lawrence Stroll and his consortium of backers, it is still sad to see someone who put so much into recapturing the allure and love of the brand and was still so 'contactable' to the likes of ourselves over the years of his tenure leave.

He also and of course most recently made the resources of AML available to assist the efforts of the NHS in its fight against the Corona-virus for which Dr Palmer - we thank you for everything that you and your team have achieved. We also wish you well for the future.

You will be missed like most of these messages suggest.

He will of course be replaced by 54 year old German, Tobias Moers who will take on the position of CEO in the company from the 1st August. He is presently the CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH having held similar senior roles in their parent company Daimler-AG.

Lets hope that Moers can turn the balance sheet around for Aston Martin especially in these new, extremely difficult post COVID-19 times.

Link to full AMR Press Release can be found HERE

Photo credits - Aston Martin

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