|[17 FEB 99] JAGUAR
Jaguar Executive To Head Ford's Powertrain
today announces that David Szczupak, Chief Programme Engineer for the S-Type programme has
been appointed to the most senior powertrain engineering job in Ford. As Chief Powertrain
Engineer, Ford Automotive Operations Mr Szczupak will be responsible for all Fords
engine and transmission engineering programmes.
He will report to Roman
Krygier, Vice President, Powertrain Operations and will also have matrixed reporting
responsibilities to Richard Parry-Jones, Group Vice President, Product Development. He
will assume his new responsibilities on 1 April.
Nick Scheele, Jaguars Chairman and Chief Executive
"David has made an outstanding contribution to Jaguar.
He headed the team which designed and developed Jaguars AJ V8 engine, which is
widely acknowledged to be one of the finest engines of its generation, and has
subsequently been responsible for the S-Type programme. These two major programmes have
been significant factors in helping transform Jaguar during the nineteen nineties. I am
delighted with his promotion."
David Szczupak joined Jaguar in 1985 as Manager, Advanced
Powertrain Technology responsible for new powertrain developments. Between 1988 and 1990
he was manager of Jaguars six cylinder engine programme before assuming
responsibility for the AJ V8 engine programme. He became Chief Engineer, Jaguar engine
programmes in 1994 and, following the introduction of the Jaguar V8 engine in 1996, was
appointed Chief Programme Engineer for the S-Type Programme.
Born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, David Szczupak gained a
masters degree in automotive engineering at the Cranfield Institute of Technology. He
joined the Holset Engineering Company in 1976 spending nine years working on advanced
powertrain engineering projects and race car engine development.
Roman Krygier, Fords Vice President of Powertrain
"David is a talented engineer who will make a major
contribution to Fords worldwide powertrain development programme."
Fords Powertrain Operations Group reports to Jim
Padilla, Group Vice President, Manufacturing, who spent two years at Jaguar as Executive
Director, Engineering and Manufacturing.
Married with one son and one daughter, David Szczupak
currently lives in Kenilworth, Warwickshire. He lists karting and cycling as his hobbies.