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Chris
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Chris joined Saint-Gobain in 2008 as Product Manager in the Automotive sector, after having worked for Rencol Tolerance Rings Ltd since 2000 as Technical Project Manager and Product Manager in Automotive. Chris began his career in 1987 working as an Automotive Product Technologist for British Steel. He has a degree in Materials Engineering and is an expert in process benchmarking, project management, application development, costing, materials and material forming processes. In his current position as Global Market Manager, Automotive Chassis and Powertrain, Chris’ role includes business planning, developing global strategies, developing new applications, marketing materials and training materials.

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Luxury car models, with the high-end marques of major European automotive manufacturers outsells high-volume brands. The luxury brand Audi, for example, outsold its sister brand Skoda by some 40,000 units. This trend is projected to continue, especially in China, where luxury auto sales are quickly catching up with US luxury sales....Full Article »
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