Rob Lawton works in the Project Management Group for Leyland Trucks, a division of PACCAR Inc. Leyland Trucks designs and manufactures heavy goods vehicles under the DAF brand. In this role he is responsible for project managing various Advanced Technology projects at Leyland Trucks and has been instrumental in obtaining three Technology Strategy Board grants under the Low Carbon Vehicle Integrated Delivery Programme.
Rob has 30 years’ experience in the Commercial Vehicle industry serving many different roles within the Product Engineering field. Rob has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Salford and joined Foden Trucks in 1985. He transferred to Leyland Trucks in 2001 where he has held a variety of roles including Engineering Operations Manager; Chassis Design Manager through to his current position. Rob is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Committee member of their North West Automotive Section.