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Bentley Chief To Take Over At Aston Martin

Sports car maker Aston Martin has appointed a Bentley director as its new chief executive.

Adrian Hallmark will join the manufacturer no later than October 1 when he will replace Amedeo Felisa.

He becomes the company’s third chief executive in four years after former Ferrari chief executive Mr Felisa joined the car maker nearly two years ago following the departure of Tobias Moers who had been in the role as of August 2020.

Mr Hallmark is currently chairman and chief executive at Crewe-based Bentley, a role he has fulfilled since 2018, before which he spent more than seven years at Jaguar Land Rover including four as its global strategy director.

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The 61 year old brings more than 25 years of senior automotive experience from the US, Europe and Asia with companies such as Bentley, Porsche and Volkswagen.

Mr Felisa will remain in post as chief executive to help with transition until Mr Hallmark takes up the post later this year.

Aston Martin is headquartered in Gaydon in Warwickshire and also runs a major manufacturing plant in St Athan, South Wales.

Executive chairman Lawrence Stroll said: “When Amedeo was appointed chief executive, I spoke of him leading a new phase of growth and development.

“Two years on, we have delivered on that promise as we near completion of our thrilling new product portfolio and move closer to our vision of becoming the world’s most desirable, ultra-luxury British performance brand.

“I’d like to personally pay tribute to Amedeo, recognising not just what he has achieved at Aston Martin but throughout his long and distinguished career at the very top of the ultra-luxury automotive industry.”

He added: “In Adrian Hallmark, we are attracting one of the highest-calibre leaders, not just in our segment, but in the entire global automotive industry.”

Mr Hallmark said: “Like many working within the ultra-luxury segment, I have admired the continued transformation of Aston Martin’s brand and products from afar and feel honoured to have the opportunity to work with Lawrence, the board and the company’s employees to lead its next chapter.

“The transformation of Aston Martin is one of the most exciting projects within the ultra-luxury automotive industry.

“I am looking forward to continuing the company’s great momentum and utilising my experience and passion to further unleash this iconic brand’s potential and take it to even greater success.”

His successor in the role at Bentley will be announced in due course.

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