Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer, who took over at the luxury sports car maker in September after holding one of Nissan's top global jobs, will speak at the Automotive News Europe Congress on June 10 in Birmingham, England.
Palmer, 51, has plunged into the task of getting the 100-year-old British brand back on track. Aston is developing two new platforms, adding a crossover, refreshing its supercar lineup and leveraging its technology alliance with Daimler as part of a six-year plan to become consistently profitable.
The crossover, previewed at the Geneva auto show in March, is expected to be joined by a new sedan and a third model. Aston also is at work on a new sports car platform that will under-pin replacements for its current three-model range.
Palmer joined Nissan at its European technical center in 1991 in Cranfield, England, and eventually became chief planning officer, a job that made him Nissan's global product czar.
Among his pet projects: The Nissan Leaf electric car, the NV200 New York City taxi and the push for autonomous vehicles.
The Automotive News Europe Congress will be held June 9-10 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. This year's theme is "Reinvented and Reinvigorated."