BYTON appoints David Twohig as Chief Technical Officer
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- BYTON, the premium intelligent electric vehicle maker, announced today that David Twohig has been appointed as Chief Technical Officer. Twohig's new role gives him full responsibility for leading BYTON's vehicle development from fundamental technology choices to the profitable application of those technologies to products, services, and processes. He will have direct management responsibility for key engineering functions as powertrain, connectivity, autonomous driving, program management, and digital engineering.
"David will be responsible for refining and enhancing our technological vision and for applying that vision to customer products for BYTON, with his key deliverable in 2019 the start of production of our M-BYTE vehicle," said Dr. Daniel Kirchert, CEO and Co-Founder of BYTON. "He brings with him a wealth of experience to ensure that we will achieve our business targets and streamline our company from structure to operations."
"It's a great honor to lead the talented R&D team that we've built here at BYTON – a unique blend of the best worldwide tech and automobile expertise," said Twohig.
David Twohig is a seasoned automotive engineering executive with over 26 years of international experience in automotive design and development. Before joining BYTON as Chief Vehicle Engineer in March 2018, David was Chief Engineer at Alpine, and Head of Vehicle Engineering at Renault Sport. Through his leadership and team efforts, he successfully developed a truly groundbreaking sports car - the new Alpine A110, that spearheaded the rebirth of the Alpine brand.
From 2009 to 2013, David led the engineering team responsible for the Renault ZOE as the key pillar of Renault's ambitious Zero Emissions program, and currently Europe's best-selling BEV. He also steered the development of the first generation Nissan Qashqai, a highly profitable model for Nissan, launching the dominant compact SUV segment in Europe.
In 2018, Twohig received the Mundy Award for Engineering by Autocar UK magazine for his professional achievements.
BYTON aspires to build premium intelligent electric vehicles for the future. Its crafted cars integrate advanced digital technologies to offer customers a smart, connected, comfortable and eco-friendly driving and mobility experience.
BYTON aims to create a premium brand rooted in China which has a global reach. Its global headquarters, intelligent manufacturing base and R&D center are located in Nanjing, China, while its North American headquarters, devoted to intelligent car experience, autonomous driving, whole vehicle integration and other cutting-edge technologies, is based in the Silicon Valley. The company's vehicle concept and design center is located in Munich. BYTON also has offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong to handle external affairs, marketing, sales, design and investor relations.
BYTON's core management team is made up of the world's top experts from China, Europe and the U.S., all of whom have held senior management positions in innovative companies such as BMW, Tesla, Google and Apple. Their expertise covers automotive design, automotive engineering and manufacturing, electric powertrain, intelligent connectivity, autonomous driving, user interface and supply chain management among other industry sectors, the sum of which represents BYTON's strengths in manufacturing premium automobiles that are equipped with high quality internet technologies.
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