Andy Palmer joins Falcon Group as advisory Board member

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 01 Oct 2020


The global inventory management solutions company, Falcon Group has appointed Dr Andy Palmer CMG FIMechE as as Advisory Board Member from October 2020.

He is a chartered engineer and automotive executive who brings with him more than 40 years’ experience, having served in leadership positions at both Nissan and Aston Martin. 

During his time at Nissan, Dr Palmer held a succession of positions including Program Director for Light Commercial Vehicles, Senior Vice-President, and Executive Vice-President, before being appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2013. He was also Chairman of Infiniti.

In October 2014, hewas appointed president and CEO of Aston Martin Lagonda. At Aston Martin, Andy oversaw the launch of four core car models with nine derivatives. This led to the company opening a new manufacturing facility in South Wales, UK.

Kamel Alzarka, Falcon Group Chairman and founder says that Dr Palmer will “add such diverse experience and help boost our expertise in a sector that is significantly in need of inventory solutions. Andy’s deep understanding of complex manufacturing and automotive supply chains, notably throughout a plethora of economic cycles brings huge value to the Falcon team. “

He is also involved in a number of roles including Chairman of Optare plc, leading the transformation of a traditional bus company into a global EV technology company.

Dr Palmer has stated that “It is an honour being able to support such a forward-thinking company whose innovation around inventory management solutions will be promising for the automotive industry throughout the supply chain”

The Falcon Group, founded by Kamel Alzarka 27 years ago, is a multi-billion-dollar turnover leading inventory management solutions company with a mission to ‘Start where the banks stop’.

Rated by Moody’s and S&P, Falcon has a presence across 20 countries spanning 10 vertical industries

Falcon solutions help mid, large and multinational corporates throughout Europe, Middle East, Asia-Pacific and now the Americas with cash flow optimisation, effective across the supply chain from pre-shipment, transit, in warehouse and manufacture to delivery.