The senior management team at Leyland Trucks Ltd includes Brennan Gourdie, Phil Jones and Carl Hergart.
Brennan Gourdie - Managing Director
Brennan Gourdie joined PACCAR in 1993 after serving in the US Air Force’s Space Systems Division for 4 years. He has 26 years of various management experience and increasing responsibility with PACCAR. Between 1993 and 2005 at Peterbilt, he had management roles in Manufacturing Engineering, Marketing, Product Development, and Materials Supply.
In 2005 Brennan moved to PACCAR’s Corporate offices to take up the role of Senior Director of Purchasing: Responsible for sourcing of North American production and indirect material, China sourcing activities, and freight transportation. In 2014 he became General Manager of PACCAR Winch in Tulsa Oklahoma, before joining Leyland Trucks as the Managing Director in February 2019.
Carl Hergart - Chief Engineer
Carl earned his graduate degree from Lund University (Masters – Engineering Physics) and his doctorate degree from RWTH Aachen University (Mechanical Engineering). He spent his early career in the automotive sector, focusing on diesel engine research and development. At Ford Motor Company, he participated in the development of the 2.7L Lion diesel engine, known as the AJD-V6 used in Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles. At General Motors he was part of the development of the Family B 1.9L diesel as well as the Duramax family of engines that were used across a wide range of vehicle platforms and models. Later, he spent 9 years with Caterpillar, leading teams in the development of engines and after treatment systems for a broad spectrum of off-road applications, including motor graders, wheel loaders, excavators, mining trucks and generator sets.
Carl joined PACCAR in 2014 as Director Powertrain and Advanced Engineering. In this role, he led an organization responsible for in-vehicle integration, calibration and testing of powertrains for the North American market. Major achievements include the successful 2017 introduction of the class-leading 12-speed PACCAR Transmission for Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks, a fuel economy package deployed in 2018 and a Body Builder Module for expanded PTO-functionality in Legacy models introduced in 2019. He also spearheaded advanced technology efforts in the areas of ADAS, Electrification and Connectivity and served as Principal Investigator for a $40M Department of Energy initiative aimed at doubling freight efficiency for trucks, before joining Leyland Trucks as Chief Engineer in March 2020.