John Parr


Angestellt, Global COO/VP Seeking new opportunity, Senior Executive

Oxford, United Kingdom


Business Strategy
Supply Chain
Lean Manufacturing
6 Sigma
Product Management
Operational Excellence
Joint Ventures
P+L Management
Change Management
New Business Development
Research and Development
Cross Functional Teams
International Business


Professional experience for John Parr

  • Current 10 years and 3 months, since Jun 2012

    Global COO/VP Seeking new opportunity

    Senior Executive

    Now seeking a senior leadership role as MD/CEO/COO or similar within a progressive and ambitious organization.

  • 4 years and 4 months, Mar 2008 - Jun 2012

    Vice President International Business Development

    Hendrickson International

    Full executive operational responsibility for the European business, with facilities in the UK and Turkey. Supporting India JV to drive the strategically important new product portfolio derived business and market development initiatives.

  • 2 years and 6 months, Jan 2005 - Jun 2007

    COO - Truck Asia Pacific


    Promoted to manage 8 companies in 6 countries {Australia, China, Hong Kong, India Japan & Korea) with an executive team of country Managing Directors and regional HQ Central Staff Functions leading an organization with 750+ employees

  • 3 years and 7 months, Jun 2001 - Dec 2004

    Managing Director - UK


    Managed the UK and Ireland region to market leadership and consistently delivering world-class quality and logistics performance.

  • 2 years and 6 months, Jan 1999 - Jun 2001

    Global Product Director


    Promoted to lead the strategic global business development of advanced vehicle systems electronic product portfolio and long term manufacturing plans for European and USA facilities.

  • 3 years and 4 months, Sep 1995 - Dec 1998

    Engineering Director


    Leading the global electronics product developments with teams in Europe and North America.

  • 2 years and 8 months, Jan 1993 - Aug 1995

    Heavy Truck Design Director

    IVECO Magirus AG

    Further promotion to manage whole vehicle Engineering Teams, in Ulm & Madrid, creating innovative new heavy truck designs from strategic concept to full-scale series production.

  • 2 years, Jan 1991 - Dec 1992

    Chief Engineer

    IVECO Ford

    Promoted to manage UK and Turin,Italy teams supporting the UK production / market launch of the new IVECO model range.

  • 4 years and 3 months, Oct 1987 - Dec 1991


    IVECO Ford

    Managed a team to deliver new designs, vehicle launch and manufacturing support of the market leading FORD Cargo new models

  • 8 years, Oct 1979 - Sep 1987

    Engineering Manager

    Eaton Corporation

    Managed team delivering Gearbox and Axle market driven derivatives. Project managed staff in Italy, USA, Brazil and the UK in a JV programme, with a major European truck OEM, devising and developing an entirely new gearbox family.

Educational background for John Parr

  • 2 years and 10 months, Sep 1979 - Jun 1982


    Blackburn College (University of Lancaster)

    Management Studies

  • 3 years and 9 months, Oct 1975 - Jun 1979

    Mechancial Engineering

    University Salford

    Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing.


  • English


  • German



Now seeking a senior leadership role as MD/CEO/COO or similar within a progressive and ambitious organization


• Carpentry and woodworking - self-taught.
• DIY projects - with a wide range of home refurbishment skills.
• Watching sport with an “ex-players eye” - Football Cricket and Rugby Union.
• Reading for pleasure - I am intrigued by historical technology and stylish Crime fiction.

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