Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> December 10, 2002

Marcus Beresford & Nigel Stein – Gkn Plc (gkn.l)

Marcus Beresford, Chief Executive Chief Executive Joined GKN in 1992 and appointed Chief Executive in August 2001. Previously Managing Director of the Group's Industrial Services businesses which have now been demerged. Has over 30 years of managerial experience in the automotive and electronics industries. Non-executive Director of Spirent plc and The Engineering and Technology Board. Fellow of the Institute of Electrical Engineers and Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. Degree (MA) in Mechanical Sciences from Cambridge University.

Nigel Stein, Finance Director Finance Director Joined GKN in 1994 and appointed to the Board as Finance Director in August 2001. Has held a range of commercial, general management and finance roles within the Group, most recently Senior Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of GKN Sinter Metals. Prior to GKN, had extensive experience in the commercial vehicle and manufacturing sector. Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Degree(BSc)in Engineering Science from Edinburgh University. Profile
TWST: Lets start with an introduction to GKN and a quick overview of how the company is positioned today?

Mr. Beresford: GKN is a focused global engineering group. We have sales of