The NextEV NIO Formula E team is today delighted to announce three new appointments at the race team. To further strengthen the operational side of the Performance Programme, Barry Mortimer has been promoted to Performance Programme Operations Director. Backfilling the Team Manager role, Andy Deeming has been promoted to this position, whilst Graham Reid has joined the NextEV NIO Formula E Team as Chief Mechanic.
In addition to his role with the NextEV NIO Formula E team, Barry Mortimer has now also taken the operational lead on the NIO EP9 project; bringing with him a wealth of experience in project and logistics management. Barry has been with the NextEV NIO Formula E Team since July 2016. Prior to this, Barry spent 18 years working with the Lotus F1 team (previously known as Benetton and Renault), including six years as Running Showcar Team Manager.
Andy Deeming has moved up to the Team Manager role, having previously joined the NextEV NIO Formula E team as Chief Mechanic in July 2016. A seasoned motorsport technician, with experience in the FIA GT Championship, Le Mans 24 Hour race, BTCC, Indy Lights and F1, Andy spent 18 years working with the Force India F1 team (previously known as Jordan, Spyker and Midland), including five years as Car Build Supervisor, before joining NextEV NIO.
Graham Reid is the team’s newest member, and will fulfill the role of Chief Mechanic from next month’s Mexico ePrix onwards. Graham has a background in BTCC and F1, having worked with the TWR Volvo BTTC Team, Arrows F1 Team, Renault F1 Team, and most recently, the Virgin F1 Team where he was Chief Mechanic for two years.
Gérry Hughes, Team Principal:
“With this week’s three new appointments, the NextEV NIO Formula E team has been further strengthened. Both Barry and Andy have done a tremendous job at the team in the past eight months and their promotions are richly deserved. I look forward to continuing to work with them both in their new roles. Graham is another great asset to the team; bringing a vast amount of experience from a mixture of racing series. I am delighted to welcome him to the team and look forward to working with him from Mexico onwards.”
Barry Mortimer, Performance Programme Operations Director:
“Being asked to take on the role of Performance Programme Operations Director for both the Formula E Team and EP9 supercar programme is a huge privilege and honour. I’m looking forward to the new challenges that a new position will bring and working closely with the team on the EP9 project. May I take this opportunity to thank Gérry Hughes and the NIO Team for their encouragement and support, and I will endeavour to help both projects reach their potential.”
Andy Deeming, Team Manager:
“I am delighted to have been promoted to Team Manager of the NextEV NIO Formula E Team. It is a wonderful opportunity and I am looking forward to continuing to work with the race team and the challenges that this new role will bring.”
Graham Reid, Chief Mechanic:
“I am very happy to have joined the NextEV NIO Formula E team as Chief Mechanic. I am looking forward to working with both old and new colleagues at the team and hope that, together, we can achieve much success over the course of the rest of the season.”