LONDON -- Jaguar Land Rover named company veteran Nick Rogers as its new engineering director to succeed Wolfgang Ziebart.
Rogers will assume board-level responsibilities for the UK automaker's global engineering operations reporting directly to CEO Ralf Speth, JLR said in a statement Friday.
Ziebart, 65, became JLR's engineering chief in 2013 after working at BMW for 23 years followed by spells at suppliers Continental and Infineon. Ziebart will continue to work with Jaguar Land Rover, focusing on technology development, the company said.
Rogers, 47, will start his new role in April. He is is currently Land Rover's global vehicle architecture director. Prior to that he was vehicle line director for Range Rover and helped to develop and launch the current Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, two of JLR’s most successful vehicles.
A British national, Rogers joined Land Rover in 1984.