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“Motorsport is an industry of which our country should be proud,” says Nick Fry.

The Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) confirmed today that Nick Fry, CEO of the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team, is to join their Executive Committee from April 2012.

Nick’s business acumen, gained from the automotive and motorsport industries over three decades, will complement the knowledge and experience of other well-known members of the Committee. Nick was recently appointed a UKTI Business Ambassador by the Prime Minister, and this well-earned and influential appointment will help the motorsport industry, and MIA members, to facilitate access throughout government.

Nick Fry said: “I am delighted to join the MIA’s Executive Committee, and to be able to play a role in showcasing the remarkable contribution which the motorsport industry makes to Great Britain. The breadth of application of our high performance technology spreads well beyond motorsport into everyday life. The MIA plays an important role in highlighting this contribution, as well as bringing the passion and excitement of motorsport to a new generation. The motorsport sector continues to grow, thrive and diversify; it’s an industry our country should be very proud of.”

Chairman of the MIA Committee, Alistair Fergusson of Alcon Components said: “The MIA will benefit from Nick’s clear thinking and strategic approach. His extensive senior-level experience at the highest levels of motorsport, and the automotive sector, will provide invaluable to our members, I feel sure.”

Lord Drayson, MIA Honorary President, commented: “It is great news that Nick Fry is joining the MIA Executive Committee. He brings his wealth of leadership experience in Formula 1, and more recently as a UKTI Business Ambassador, to help further strengthen the UK’s leading position in high-performance engineering, a sector that is vital to the UK’s future economic growth.”

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