920Engineering appoints former AP Racing chief designer

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920Engineering (920E), part of Liberty Vehicle Technologies and owned by the Liberty House Group, has appointed AP Racing’s former chief designer Jon Tait as chief engineer, as the company continues to grow its innovative product range offering for customers across the OEM, motorsport, yellow goods and aftermarket sectors.

Tait joins the business during a time of significant expansion and investment in both technology and skills. He is tasked with 920E’s team of in-house engineers with a clear focus on strengthening the business’s technology led product offering.

Tait has built a strong reputation for excellence during his distinguished career with AP Racing, which he joined as an apprentice over 30 years ago and rose to become chief designer for the race brakes product group. During his time at AP Racing, he was a pioneering force in the introduction of Radi-CAL technology, which utilised advanced analysis to produce intricate and uniquely optimised designs. This approach to design optimisation is integral to 920E’s current range of NASCAR, GT and automotive calipers as well as its future product offering.

Most recently, Mr Tait designed many of the Pro 5000 R range of entry-level Radi-CAL brake calipers, engineered to deliver high performance at an affordable price, without compromising on the modern design that is expected by customers.

Speaking about his new role, he said: “The ambition and commitment to innovation demonstrated by 920E is what attracted me to the role and I am delighted to join the business during such exciting times. We have a number of new product ideas that we are developing, at present, as we look to create an extensive portfolio for the 21st century automotive and motorsport sector.”

“I am delighted to welcome Jon to the 920E family,” added Anthony Blackwell, managing director at 920Engineering. “He has extensive knowledge of the latest developments and customer requirements in key markets, as well as proven experience in engineering products that have lead the way in braking applications. His unique expertise, and experience, from years of involvement in Formula 1, NASCAR and premier motorsport compliments 920E’s tier 1 heritage to further consolidate our position as a technology led supplier. I have no doubt he will bring invaluable expertise to 920E as we continue to explore new ways of delivering cutting edge solutions for our customers and launch our latest range of braking solutions.”

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John joined UKi Media & Events in 2012 and has worked across a range of B2B titles within the company's automotive portfolio. Prior to joining the company, John worked for leading automotive design website, Car Design News. Currently editor of Engine Technology International, Professional MotorSport World, Professional MotorSport Circuit, and Transmission Technology International, John co-ordinates the day-the-day operations of each magazine, from commissioning and writing to editing and signing-off, as well managing web and social media content. Aside from the magazines, John also serves as chairman of the annual Professional MotorSport World Awards.

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