ANNOUNCEMENT: Premcar appoints Craig Clarke as Chief Operating Officer

Premcar Chief Operating Officer

ANNOUNCEMENT: Premcar appoints Craig Clarke as Chief Operating Officer

Melbourne, Australia | 6 March 2024 – Leading Australian new-vehicle engineering and manufacturing firm Premcar today announced the appointment of experienced automotive industry executive Craig Clarke as its Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Clarke has been assigned to lead and manage Premcar’s total engineering and manufacturing operations across the company’s two vehicle development and assembly sites in Epping, just outside Melbourne.

Clarke is the first COO to be appointed by Premcar. This new leadership and management  position results from the company’s continued growth. Underpinning this are increases in new-vehicle engineering projects and growing secondary manufacturing operations for global carmakers, as well as overseas expansion.

“Premcar entered a new level of business growth in 2023 and this year will be even bigger,” said Bernie Quinn, Engineering Director and Co-owner at Premcar.

“Various carmakers have tasked the Premcar team with delivering more long-term engineering and manufacturing projects so appointing Craig Clarke, a highly experienced auto industry leader and manager, is a logical step to ensure they get the success they expect from our team.”

Clarke was previously a senior executive at Nissan Motor Company’s Asia-Pacific operations. Prior to this he held management positions at Cox Automotive / Manheim and Goodyear-Dunlop.

Premcar recently opened an additional new-vehicle assembly plant in Melbourne. This new secondary manufacturing centre has been established to meet growing local customer demand for the Premcar-enhanced Nissan Navara Warrior pick-up models and Nissan Patrol Warrior SUV. Premcar has engineered and developed both of these acclaimed Nissan 4×4 models specifically for Australia’s unique driving conditions.


About Premcar:

Premcar Pty Ltd is a leading Australian vehicle engineering business that specialises in the automotive, defence and aerospace industries. For more than 25 years, global car-makers have made Premcar their go-to partner for the complete design, engineering and manufacture of niche-model new cars, full-scale new-vehicle development programs, and electric vehicle (EV) conversions and manufacturing. Premcar’s body of work is extensive. It is the name behind more than 200,000 new cars and 55,000 new-vehicle engines. The company has delivered technical advancements and sales success for major car brands from Europe, the USA, Japan, China and Australia. Visit

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