James Batchelor was appointed Managing Director, Automotive Division in October 2011. James brings a wealth of experience, including engineering leadership, business development, sales, technology licensing and partnership-forming responsibilities with large OEMs and their tier-one suppliers.
James joins from Torotrak plc, a clean-technology development and IP licensing business, where he was responsible for the commercialisation of its innovative transmission systems across a number of global markets and applications. He has previously held senior engineering, commercial and business development positions at Land Rover, BMW AG and Trafficmaster plc, where he was responsible for its European subsidiary.
As Managing Director, Motive Division at Intelligent Energy James is responsible for expanding the company’s automotive business globally, building upon successful relationships such as its ongoing partnership with the Suzuki Motor Corporation.