GKN Automotive bolsters executive team

GKN Automotive has announced three appointments to its executive team following the demerger of GKN Automotive from Melrose PLC into Dowlais Group PLC.

Nic Zerbst joins GKN Automotive as chief operating officer, a new role created when the company established two new functional arms – Operations and Engineering. Zerbst steps in for Markus Bannert who was interim COO.

Adam Ramsay joins as general counsel, replacing John Nicholson who has moved to GKN Automotive’s parent company, Dowlais Group, and Andrea Arobio joins the company as chief strategy officer.

He takes over from James Pedder who has moved into the role of chief strategy officer at Dowlais Group

Markus Bannert, CEO of GKN Automotive, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Nic, Adam and Andrea to our Executive team, each bringing an impressive track record in helping businesses across a variety of sectors and markets grow and succeed. I look forward to working closely with our Executive team during such an exciting time for our business, as we focus on using our world-leading technology to drive electrification and making GKN Automotive a great place to work.”