Miguel-FragosoGroup Lotus has announced the appointment of Miguel Fragoso as its Engineering Director. He will have overall responsibility for all aspects of engineering at Lotus and will report to CEO Jean-Marc Gales.

A chartered engineer and fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Miguel has held a number of senior roles with the automotive industry, most recently as CEO of Millbrook Proving Ground, where he grew and diversified Millbrook from a proving ground and test site to become a complete vehicle engineering development centre.

Prior to that, he held senior positions in engineering and corporate planning at General Motors, in the UK, Europe and Japan.

“I am delighted to join the Lotus team and I look forward to contributing to the exciting future of Lotus, to help grow the business and lead the teams that will continue to develop sports cars that are distinctive, competitive, pure and possess unrivalled ride and handling,” the new man said.

Last week, the Proton-owned sportscar maker announced the appointmemt of Kia’s former European market expert, Jean-Charles Lievens, to develop the sales network in France, Italy, Spain and Portugal. CEO Jean-Marc Gales, a former PSA Peugeot Citroen president, assumed the post in May this year.