In a surprise move, McLaren has just announced its Chief Executive Officer will step down from his position after eight years at the helm of the company’s automotive division. Flewitt joined McLaren as COO back in June 2012 and was promoted to CEO in July the next year.
Under Flewitt’s management, McLaren expanded its model lineup by launching several new products. These include the McLaren GT, McLaren Artura, and the McLaren Ultimate series, consisting of Senna, Senna GTR, Speedtail, and Elva. He also helped the automaker grow a wider customer base and enter new markets on the global supercar scene.
Prior to joining McLaren nine years ago, Flewitt was VP of Manufacturing at Ford of Europe and Corporate Officer at Ford’s global structure. Before that, he held different senior positions at TWR, AutoNova, Rolls-Royce, and Bentley.