Leverton will continue with Tata Motors until October 31, 2017. His successor is yet to be decided.
Timothy Leverton, the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Tata Motors, has decided to depart from the company and relocate to the UK. He has cited personal reasons behind this development.
Leverton had been a part of the Tata Motors Engineering Research Centre in Pune since the past seven years. He joined the company when it lacked new models to stay competitive in the growing automotive market. Tata’s product development got a major push under Leverton, and first examples to roll out under his leadership were the Zest compact sedan, and the Bolt hatchback. Eventually, Tiago, Hexa and Tigor landed in the market, which helped Tata gain some much need market share.
Leverton was also working towards making Tata vehicles comply with stricter emission regulations in the future. Also, under him, the Indian company has been looking towards developing futuristic technologies like EVs and autonomous cars.
On Leverton’s departure, Tata Motors CEO Guenter Butschek said, “It has been wonderful working with Tim during my tenure and it is indeed a loss that he has decided to leave and move back to the UK for personal reasons. Tim has actively led the research and development initiatives of Tata Motors and we thank him for his invaluable contribution. We wish him the very best in his future endeavours”.