Alan Bennett became Chief Engineer of Electrical and Electronics at Aston Martin in December 2005. During his 25 year career in the automotive industry he has been responsible for product development at Rover, Land Rover, Tickford Engineering and Prodrive.
While he was with Rover and Land Rover Alan directed the development of engine management systems and was responsible for developing Land Rover's first vehicle to meet the stringent Californian Low Emissions Vehicle standards. At Prodrive he was responsible for all electrical and electronics content of a wide variety of projects from concept cars such as the Cadillac Cien through to full production projects like the Ford Focus RS.
Alan was born in Coventry in January 1966 and graduated from Brunel University with an Engineering degree in 1988. He now lives close to Aston Martin's Warwickshire headquarters with his wife and two young sons.
Since joining Aston Martin in July 2003 Alan has used his extensive experience in Power Train control systems to develop the widely acclaimed DBS, DB9 and V8 Vantage, ensuring that the vehicles retain their unique Aston Martin driving character whilst meeting worldwide emissions requirements. As Chief Engineer Alan has lead continued development of Aston Martin's electrical systems including the recently launched Rapide, Virage and One-77 models.