Archive : More changes at British Leyland

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Derek Whittaker
Derek Whittaker

Mr Frank Tilston, managing director of the body and assembly division of Austin-Morris, has been given a senior appointment within British Leyland. He is to be director of manufacturing plans. Mr Derek Whittaker, Leyland finance controller, is to take charge of the body and assembly operations.

Mr George King, director of manufacturing for the truck and bus division of Leyland, becomes director, of manufacturing controls and like Mr Tilston will work under Mr Bill Davis, Leyland’s newly appointed director of manufacturing. These appointments follow the recent changes in Leyland’s management structure.

Keith Adams

Keith Adams

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Created www.austin-rover.co.uk in 2001 and built it up to become the world's foremost reference source for all things BMC, Leyland and Rover Group, before renaming it AROnline in 2007.

Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...

Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
Keith Adams

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