Neil Cheeseman is a graduate of the University of Plymouth and has spent the vast majority of his working career in the automotive industry. Neil has spent his career striving to lessen the environmental impact of personal transport, initially focussing on the usage of natural gas as a vehicle fuel, moving through the early implementation of emission control systems and on board diagnostics, finally electing to focus on the newly emerging field of mainstream electric and hybrid vehicles in 2000 by electing to join Zytek. Neil spent 14 years at Zytek before their purchase by Continental in early 2014.
At the start of his career at Zytek, Neil was responsible for fuel economy and energy balance on a production hybrid application of a mainstream federal light duty truck, moved into individual project management of a number of complex hybrid vehicle projects, through to managing all of Zytek’s engineering programmes. In 2014, following the acquisition of Zytek by Continental Engineering Services, Neil assumed the post of senior business development manager for their HEV segment worldwide. Neil also represents Zytek on a number of UK industry advisory panels, helping formulate and steer government investment in technology to where it can offer maximum value for money.