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MGI strengthens team with Commercial Director appointment

January 12, 2023

MGI Engineering has further strengthened its leadership team by appointing Cris Hiche into the newly created role of Commercial Director, which will help support the company’s commercial vision for the future.

Cris Hiche joined the company in 2019 and has since been responsible for managing high value engineering projects in the aerospace and motorsport industries. He oversaw a team of stress engineers in the design and manufacture of main structural components for a variety of vehicles. Prior to joining MGI Engineering, Cris designed MRIs for the global market leader in the sector. During this time at Siemens Healthineers, he was chosen for and completed the Leadership Programme as part of a new company programme. Before his time at Siemens Healthineers, he worked as a stress engineer in Formula One. During his F1 career, Cris completed the Accelerated Development Programme at University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

With his strong technical background, leadership abilities, and commercial vision, Cris contributes a wealth of expertise to the MGI team. He will oversee MGI’s commercial strategy, which will put an emphasis on both growing and established markets.

Engineering driven by innovation is firmly at the heart of MGI’s vision for its future. MGI is passionate about collaborating with its clients to support its ambitious goals, develop technologies used in lightweight composite structures and create sustainable solutions for a better future, applying decades of experience at the pinnacle of motorsport – Formula One – for its clients.

The appointment as Commercial Director, reporting to Chief Executive Officer Mike Gascoyne, will allow MGI to unleash its engineering prowess and F1 experience to provide innovative and sustainable engineering solutions in various industries, including motorsports, automotive, aerospace, and the emerging eVTOL industry.

Cris Hiche said: “It has been an exciting three years already working with MGI. I am really looking forward to stepping into my new role and working with existing and new clients to ensure we satisfy their needs and exceed their expectations. I believe MGI has a bright future to offer premium contracting and consultancy services to various industries”

CEO and Founder, Mike Gascoyne said: “We are thrilled to welcome Cris Hiche as our new Commercial Director. He brings not only unparalleled engineering experience, but also business acumen, to help drive MGI’s future and put us in a stronger position to achieve both current and future goals in motorsport, automotive, aerospace, and other fields.”