Automobile Division Chair’s Address - 100 Years of Bentley Motors

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Technical lecture
11 November 2019 18:00 - 20:00
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Description

This year's address will chart the history and products of Bentley Motors since its founding by Walter Owen Bentley in 1919; “to build a fast car, a good car, the best in its class”; through the Le Mans’ successes of the 1920’s; right up to the present day under the ownership of Volkswagen AG, as the world’s leading luxury car brand; culminating in an overview of the stunning, all new third generation Continental GT.

Paul Jones graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Manchester Metropolitan University and has worked in the automotive industry for over 30 years.

He spent 12 years with Foden Trucks, in Design & Development, including assignments in UK, USA and the Netherlands; with eventual responsibility for all design and development of new commercial vehicles from 17 – 150 tonnes.

In 2000 he joined Bentley Motors, where he held a range of posts including Chief Programme Engineer for the first-generation Continental GT and Product Line Director for all subsequent Continental GT & Flying Spur models.

In 2010 he was promoted to Director of Product Management, with responsibility for all future Bentley product strategy and planning.

He is now an independent consultant.

Paul has been a member of IMechE since 1996, a Fellow since 2001 and is a former Chair of the North West Centre of the Automobile Division.

Speaker(s)

Paul Jones has been a member of IMechE since 1996, a Fellow since 2001 and is a former Chair of the North West Centre of the Automobile Division.

Address

Liverpool John Moores University
James Parsons Building
Byrom Street
Liverpool
L3 3AF
United Kingdom

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+447515472987United Kingdom
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