Sheffield, UK: Libertine FPE (“Libertine”), the creator of Smart Engine technology for electric vehicles (EV), has appointed Roger Allcock as Operations Director.
The appointment follows Libertine’s raising of a further £770,000 investment to develop ‘smart engines’ for electric vehicles.
Roger has been working at a senior level in the UK’s electrical machines and drives industry for over 30 years. His experience spans a wide range of product types including permanent magnet and induction motors and bespoke power electronics, and within the motorsport, aerospace, and oil & gas sectors. For the last ten years Roger’s focus has been on the development of hybrid electrical systems using high performance permanent magnetic devices.
Sam Cockerill, CEO of Libertine, said: “Roger joins Libertine as we are seeking to develop the manufacturing and operations functions as the organisation grows. With new investment, new talent, and new partnerships worldwide we are in a strong position to deliver our ‘smart engine,’ which could produce at least 30% more power from the same fuel input whilst being cleaner, quieter and more compact that today’s technologies.”
Roger is a past Chairman and Treasurer of the UK Magnetics Society and a Fellow of the IET.