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Design engineering group MarchantCain rings in the New Year by welcoming two high calibre automotive experts to its team

19 February 2018

Automotive design engineering company, MarchantCain, has cause to celebrate moving into the New Year. The Coventry based company has appointed a new Engineering Director and a Non-Executive Director to help build on their success and drive the business forward into 2018.

Steve Ellis, previously Engineering Manager at JLR Special Vehicles Operations, has joined the company to take control of the engineering arm of the business. This is an important appointment, with the company gearing up for a slew of design and manufacturing projects for some prestigious clients across Europe and the US in the coming months.

Jim Griffin has also joined the team as a Non-Executive Director. Making his comeback to the industry after a period of illness, he was previously the CEO of Automotive Insulations (Autins) in Rugby and is still a major shareholder there. His expertise in growing SMEs will be invaluable to MarchantCain as the company has ambitions to double its size over the next three years.

Of his appointment, Mr Griffin said:                                

“It’s great to be back in the automotive industry working with a company that is rapidly growing and currently in a similar position to that of Autins a few years ago prior to floating the company on AIM. Using the experience, knowledge and skills I’ve acquired, I’m very keen to help MarchantCain reach their growth targets. The company already has all the fundamentals in place, and it’s now just a case of knowing the pitfalls and how to avoid them.”

MarchantCain pride themselves on engineering design that’s unique, original and forward-thinking. With over a decade of experience, the company has gone from success to success with a view to becoming market leaders in automotive design, development and production in the years ahead. These recent appointments, which come on the back of increasing the design engineering and back office teams last year, are a testament to the company’s ambition and drive as they take on new contracts and pave the way forward into 2018 and beyond.