Steve Nixon Joins Magtec

By Beth Machin

November 10, 2022

Magtec, a Rotherham-based designer, manufacturer and integrator of drive systems for electric and hybrid vehicles, has recruited a new director.

Steve Nixon has joined the company as non-executive director to support its transformation from research and development specialist to volume manufacturer.

He brings more than four decades of experience in international and blue chip environments, including 18 years at Ford Motor Company in the UK and Germany followed by senior management roles at global technology group Freudenberg and machine industry manufacturer Renold.

Since 2007, Nixon has worked as an interim executive, leading businesses through transformation. These have been in both low and high-volume manufacturing and in many different countries.

He brings a wealth of experience of business transformation, mergers and acquisitions, business integration, product development and manufacturing.

Nixon said:

“Magtec is at the leading edge of electric vehicle technology as a result of many years of innovation, research and development. My role is to work with the company to develop the disciplines we need to become a volume producer. With out technology, workforce, supply chain, customer base and track record of delivering hundreds of systems, Magtec will be moving into the mainstream as a leading UK manufacturer of specialist electric vehicles.”

Andrew Gilligan, managing director or Rotherham-based Magtec, added:

“We are delighted to welcome Steve Nixon to the Magtec family as non-executive director. We are always looking for ways to improve what we do and his extensive experience and knowledge of manufacturing processes will be invaluable to achieving our growth ambitions.”

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