Tony Ballone

Tony is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and MBA with over 35 years’ Automotive New Product Development and Business Development experience.

He began his career with TI Group and worked on development of new components for automotive exhaust systems incorporating Catalytic Converters. Tony then progressed to help start-up a new business unit in Italy to manufacture and further develop these components for supplies to Ford, FIAT, Volkswagen, General Motors and their Tier 1 suppliers.

Previously, he has also worked with Delphi Automotive Systems representing them for Powertrain systems business development with FIAT Group and for NPD and New Business Development of Engine Management Systems for motorcycle OEM, such as Piaggio, Ducati and Triumph.

Tony has acted as the British Trade Representative Turin, on behalf of the British Consul-General Milan, to advocate for and help UK companies start up and develop business in Italy, and help Italian companies invest within the UK.

Since returning to the UK, he has worked for two Japanese automotive companies on powertrain business development assignments aimed at Ford and the UK motorcycle OEMs.

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