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Leyland Management

The senior management team at Leyland Trucks Ltd includes Peter Ahrens, Phil Jones and Chris Nelson.


Peter Ahrens – Managing Director

Peter Ahrens joined PACCAR in 2011 as a design engineer at Kenworth. He has held roles covering engineering, operations, sales, and marketing. Immediately before joining the Leyland team, he was Director of Product Marketing at PACCAR Parts.  Peter earned his undergraduate degree (B.S. Electrical Engineering) and MBA from the University of Washington.

Peter Ahrens

Phil Jones – Director of Operations

Phil took up the role of Director of Operations in 2021. Phil joined Leyland Trucks in 1993 and has extensive experience across truck operations including Assembly, Materials, Quality, Manufacturing Engineering and Facilities. He also spent 7 years establishing PACCAR Parts Distribution Centre at Leyland.  Phil earned his undergraduate engineering degree from the University of Nottingham and his MBA from Manchester Business School.  He is registered with the Engineering Council in the UK as a Chartered Engineer.

Phil Jones

Chris Nelson – Chief Engineer

Chris was appointed Chief Engineer at Leyland trucks in 2023.  He is responsible for the design, development and production support of DAF vehicles at the Leyland plant.  Chris joined PACCAR in 2004 and has spent 29 years in the Heavy Commercial Vehicle industry including development and management of emissions systems, powertrain and vehicle cab programs.  His undergraduate degree is in Mechanical Engineering and he has a Masters of Business Administration.


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