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14 January 2010

Paul Newsome appointed as Director of Product Engineering for Lotus Cars

A new decade begins with considerable changes at Group Lotus and CEO Dany Bahar is strengthening his executive team in order to take the Lotus brand to the next phase of its evolution and realise his ambitious plans for 2010 and beyond. Lotus is pleased to announce Paul Newsome’s appointment to Director of Product Engineering for Lotus Cars. Currently Managing Director of Lotus Engineering, Paul becomes Director of Product Engineering, responsible for the engineering behind all future Lotus cars and for ensuring that they drive and perform in the way that only a Lotus can. On taking up the challenge of Director of Product Engineering, Paul Newsome said, “Lotus has, through its launch of the all new multi-award winning Lotus Evora, again demonstrated the capability of its engineering. I look forward to building on this tremendous success with the team and delivering the exciting next generation of products we have planned. These will continue to demonstrate Lotus' world leading attributes of performance and dynamics through light weight and take the Lotus brand into more segments of the sports car market." Dany Bahar commented, “This year will see some very exciting developments to the Lotus product line-up and I have set the Lotus workforce quite a challenge! The success of the changes that I and my executive team look to make relies upon their support and I thank them for their dedication and commitment in joining us on this journey. The executive team I am building around me represent some of the industry’s most innovative and passionate professionals and I look forward to working with Paul and the rest of the team to make Lotus the brand it has the potential to be.”