Remaking Beamish Beamish is about to embark on an incredible journey to transform the UK's most popular living museum! It is the largest single investment ever seen at Beamish. The centrepiece will be a reconstructed s Town — meaning that alongside existing attractions depicting life in the early 19th and 20th centuries, the museum will once again include a period within living memory.
Here's the headline news on road transport people and job changes. For the latest full stories subscribe or log in to the current edition. For the latest job vacancies, click on JOBS. Mr Knaben was managing director of Volvo Group UK until two months ago when, following a radical senior management restructure, he was promoted to vice president at the head of the Volvo Trucks Middle East and North Africa division, based at Volvo Group's global head office in Gothenburg, Sweden.
For the past four years he has been running the group's central east Europe truck business, based in Prague, Czech Republic.
Mr Grozdanovski, 51, has worked for Volvo sinceoriginally in its bus division. He joined this after graduating in engineering from Gothenburg's Chalmers University. A string of promotions since then has taken him to posts including commercial trucks director for central east Europe, based in Warsaw, Poland, and general manager of the company's Slovakian trucks business, based in Bratislava.
He has been used trucks director for both Volvo Trucks and Renault Trucks in the UK for nearly four years but this month has been appointed commercial and services director at Renault Trucks UK, reporting to its newly appointed managing director Carlos Rodrigues.
Mr Charnock's move follows the surprise resignation of Nigel Butler. Mr Butler says that he is now looking for a completely fresh challenge, perhaps in the truck market but possibly in other sectors such as bus and coach or telematics.
Mr Butler's extensive commercial vehicle business experience includes jobs as a Foden Trucks regional sales manager in the s, nearly five years as a key account manager at ERF, and nearly six years working in sales at the Paccar group's finance division.
He joined Volvo Group as managing director of its Roadcrew Solutions division in After nearly twelve years as engineering manager at Leyland Trucks, Michael Bolger has moved to Cheshire-based trailer-maker and bodybuilder Cartwright Group as engineering director.
The main aim of his appointment is to give technical director Lionel Curtis more time to spend on future development projects, according to Cartwright Group managing director Mark Cartwright. From there he moved to the Warwickshire office of Altair Engineering, a US-based computer software firm specialising in product design and development, as software business manager.
Mr Wood has been research and engineering executive director at the group's "emissions solutions" division, based alongside the long-established Cummins diesel engine manufacturing plant in Darlington, County Durham, since April For nearly seven years before that he was research and engineering executive director at Huddersfield, West Yorkshire-based Cummins Turbo Technologies.
Both these operations are part of a global components division, headed by Tracy Embree, and encompassing electronics and fuel systems, turbochargers, filters and exhaust emissions control equipment used on many other engines as well as Cummins' own.
Mr Wood joined Cummins in as advanced engineering programme leader. Posts he subsequently held include heavy-duty turbocharger chief engineer and director of engineering in the group's Asia operation. He has a master's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Sheffield. More information at www.
David Gregory has joined Tiger Trailers, a fast-growing Cheshire-based trailer-maker and bodybuilder set up four years ago by brothers Steven and John Cartwright, to take charge of health, safety and environmental hse matters.
Mr Gregory is a health and safety specialist who has worked for the past ten years at the giant GE group's oilfield services and products divisions, latterly as "hse leader" at Skelmersdale, Lancashire-based Baker Hughes.
For three years before that he was health and safety adviser at Indesit, an Italian manufacturer of domestic appliances. Sceptics doubted that there was room in the highly competitive UK truck and trailer bodywork market for a new entrant starting from scratch but the Tiger Trailers success story so far has proved them wrong.They were both crowned winners after the final episode of series 13 saw them present their business plans to more than experts at London's City Hall.
For over a decade, eager entrepreneurs have queued up to endure painful put-downs and acid tongue-lashings from the business mogul. Beamish is celebrating a £million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the Remaking Beamish project.
The funding is a major milestone in Beamish’s history and it will help the museum create a range of new ways for people to experience the heritage of the North East. Eugenia Zukerman is a true Renaissance woman.
While maintaining an international concert calendar with more than thirty performances annually, her multi-faceted career also includes distinguished work as an arts administrator, author, educator, internet entrepreneur, and journalist. Fortune Daily & Breaking Business News.
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