KGP’s main strength is the expertise its people, including our partners, consultants and researchers bring to our multi-client and single client projects. The small central team primarily manages the multi-client services, but our global eco-system allows us to access extensive additional knowledge, expertise and skills related to our core markets, to deliver client projects.
Alex joined KGP in 1994, shortly after completing a four year degree in Manufacturing Engineering and Economics at Birmingham University.
Since joining as a Research Consultant he has completed a wide range of projects covering both technical and commercial issues. This experience, which has been gained working for clients worldwide, lead to his appointment as a Director of KGP, and Head of Research. In January 2010 he became Managing Director.
He is continually involved with client business development and is keen on personal development, and a member of the SAE and AET. As a researcher Alex also managed KGP’s IT requirements developing skills to needed for a modern consultancy.
He has a good working knowledge of the German language.
Working to strengthen the technical as well as commercial awareness, he completed an MSc in Automotive Systems Engineering at Loughborough University in 2008.
Alex has been closely involved in all recent powertrain studies conducted by KGP, especially focusing on the development of production history and forecasts databases.
Whilst studying for a degree in Economics, Kurt wrote a dissertation on the concentration trend in the German car industry.
With this knowledge, his career has spanned over 30 years of industrial market research, working for, among others, the Economist Intelligence Unit and Metra Consulting. He has been able to be involved in studies into diverse subjects covering a worldwide geographical area.
Kurt is a fluent German and English speaker, with a working knowledge of French and is now a senior research consultant with Knibb Gormezano.
Mick has over 25 years experience in B2B sales development and marketing within the automotive sector. His experience included 13 years as General Manager and Director of ThreeBond a global Japanese manufacturer of fine chemicals. As head of European sales, marketing and strategy Mick helped to successfully establish the company and brand across Europe. This included work across the automotive and motorsports sectors.