HORIBA MIRA Appoints Nick Fell as New Engineering Director

HORIBA MIRA – a world-leader in advanced engineering, research and product testing – has appointed Nick Fell as its new Engineering Director.

HORIBA MIRA Appoints Nick Fell as New Engineering Director

A mechanical engineer by profession with a Masters in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Warwick University, Nick brings over 30 years of experience in the automotive sector to the role at MIRA. This role includes full responsibility for the turnkey engineering business, spanning commercial development through to programme delivery.

Nick is an experienced engineering leader, combining broad business skills with in-depth technical competence. He has a record of successfully delivering a number of major new vehicle programmes, most of which leveraged substantial collaboration with other organisations.

Nick joins MIRA from Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC), a provider of automotive engineering services to its Indian parent company Tata Motors Ltd (TML). He led the business in his capacity as Director and Head of TMETC with full P&L responsibility since 2010, and organically grew the business to its present size, with significant revenues.

Nick commented:

“I’m thrilled to be joining the team at MIRA. The business is involved in some incredible projects, helping raise standards for engineering excellence in the UK, and I’m looking forward to getting started and developing MIRA’s offer and engineering capabilities.”

Nick will join the MIRA Engineering and Test board of management alongside Christian Ibbs Operations Director, Dr Roisin Hopkins Testing Director, Lisa Rowles HR Director, and Declan Allen Managing Director. The board’s main task will be continuing the strong organic growth of the engineering and test businesses within MIRA.

Declan Allen, commented:

“Nick’s skills and experience complement our existing team very well and together we are in a strong position to further grow our global engineering brand and capability. The development of our team is very important to us at MIRA and Nick’s track record of nurturing and developing teams was key to his appointment. I look forward to working with Nick in continuing that success.”

MIRA became part of the HORIBA Group on July 14 2015. The investment saw HORIBA expand its existing portfolio, with a move into vehicle engineering and testing consultancy.
Collectively, the two companies have 140 years of experience in their respective fields, with both celebrating 70 years of operation in 2015/16.