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Colin Allan

Managing Director

Colin has been in Engineering for 38 years. Learning his trade in Ford Motor Company, Southampton, Colin carried this forward to form ACA 20 years ago. Taking an active role in the technical aspects of the business, Colin led from the front throughout the early years of the business. Since then he has taken the business to the current global successful company it is today.

Industry Experience

  • Automotive BIW
  • Automotive Trim
  • Automotive Final Assembly
  • General Engineering
  • Aerospace
  • FMCG

Areas of Expertise

  • Project Management
  • Control Systems
  • Software
  • Robotics
  • Bespoke Systems Automation

David Ross

Technical Director

David, as Co-Owner of ACA and with 30+ years experience in engineering, has been instrumental in the recent expansion of ACA in the Asia Pacific region. David began his career in Nissan Motors UK and subsequently gained much technical experience throughout the world working in conjunction with major OEMs across Europe and China.

Industry Experience

  • Automotive BIW
  • Automotive Paint
  • Oil and Gas
  • General Engineering

Areas of Expertise

  • PLC Software
  • Controls Development
  • Robotics
  • Hardware Controls
  • Project Management
  • Standards development

Carl Morris

Business Development Manager

With 30+ years engineering and management experience in Automotive Industry and program management, Carl is an invaluable member of our senior team. Another graduate from the Nissan stable, Carl’s career saw him excelling in delivering global projects and leading international teams (UK, Europe, Japan, Russia) for major OEM, Tier one suppliers and line builders.

Industry Experience

  • Powertrain
  • Axle manufacture
  • BIW
  • Trim & Final
  • EV motor manufacture & Assembly
  • EV Battery Manufacture, Battery pack assembly

Areas of Expertise

  • Program/Project Management
  • Management/project Strategy
  • Lean manufacturing & Process development
  • New model launch
  • Legislation & Safety
  • Supply Chain Development