Dave Shemmans will be the next CEO of Ricardo.
While working with current CEO Rodney Westhead, Shemmans will take responsibility for the preparation of next years operating plan at the UK-based independent automotive consultancy. Shemmans gets the CEO job in November when Westhead retires.
For now, Shemmans, 39, takes the title managing director international operations.
He joined the company in 1999 as business development manager for Ricardo Consulting Engineers (RCE) and in 2002 became group business development director. In December 2003, he was appointed managing director of RCE.