From Apprentice To Boardroom

Steve Morris Operations Director

Morgan Aero 8

The latest appointment to the Board of Directors at Morgan Motor Company is a dynamic 36 year-old with a Diploma in Manufacturing Management from Coventry University.

There seems nothing very unusual about that. But in keeping with the traditional qualities that made the world’s oldest independent car maker famous, Steve Morris’ ascension to the Boardroom proves that sheer hard work and dedication still count for a great deal.

After joining Morgan in 1983 at the tender age of 16 as an apprentice in the sheetmetal department, Steve studied for his City and Guilds and then undertook an additional Licentiateship. Following the completion of his apprenticeship in 1988, hard work on the shop floor led to promotion to foreman at the age of 26.

His boundless energy and enthusiasm continued to impress all who came into contact with him, and a well-earned promotion to Manufacturing Manager followed in March 2000. The appointment came at a critical time for Morgan as it launched the Aero 8 – its first completely new model for 60 years. His new role often required interfacing with dealerships and individual customers.

Steve Morris was appointed to the new post of Operations Director on 22 January 2004.

Alan Garnett, Chairman of the Board, comments:

"I am absolutely delighted to welcome Steve to the Boardroom team. He has earned the respect of colleagues at every level in the factory and is also very highly regarded by our customers. His positive approach and determination to succeed are infectious qualities, and will be a great asset to the Board."

Published 24 February 2004 Melanie Carter

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