Alexander Dennis Limited (“ADL”), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, today announced that Chris Gall has joined the business as its new Group Engineering Director, tasked with developing the company’s product range in new technologies and new markets. Chris joins ADL from Jaguar Land Rover.

In his new role at ADL, Chris will leverage his vast experience to continue to develop and execute the company’s strategy and roadmap to deliver technically challenging engineering projects at pace. He will lead ADL’s team of highly skilled engineering and support staff to shape the direction of technology development and respond to market demands as the bus industry transitions towards a zero-emission future. Chris will also play an active role in continuing to drive forward innovation and synergies between the various business units within the wider NFI Group.

A Chartered Mechanical Engineer, Chris joins ADL from Jaguar Land Rover where he most recently held the position of Chief Engineer for New Electrified Architecture following success in several key senior and strategic leadership roles over the course of the last decade, including three years on the board of a joint venture in China. Prior to Jaguar Land Rover, Chris spent seventeen years with Ford, rising through the ranks and holding several key engineering roles in across a variety of territories including the UK, USA, Turkey and Germany.

Paul Davies, ADL President and Managing Director, said: “I am delighted we have attracted someone of the calibre of Chris to join the first-class team we have at ADL. With his expertise and international experience, he will be ideally placed to lead our Engineering function as we develop ever cleaner and greener buses and coaches for markets around the globe.”