NFI Subsidiaries New Flyer And MCI Appoint Ian Macpherson As Vice President Of Engineering Services

Ian Macpherson (Photo courtesy of NFI Group Inc.)

NFI Group Inc. (NFI) has announced the appointment of Ian Macpherson as Vice President, Engineering Services for its North American Bus and Coach (NABC) division which encompasses New Flyer, MCI, and other internal fabrication businesses.

Macpherson will be based out of the New Flyer manufacturing facility in Anniston, AL, and will be a member of the NABC Executive Leadership team reporting directly to Chris Stoddart, President, North American Bus and Coach.

“Ian will be responsible for leading all aspects of product engineering for both New Flyer and MCI, including new product development, testing and validation, production engineering and electrical control systems,” according to a press release. “Ian will also oversee the installation and commissioning of electric vehicle charging equipment provided by NFI Infrastructure Solutions™.”

“With a proven track record of success in our industry, we are very fortunate to have Ian join the executive leadership team to spearhead innovation and drive sustainable growth,” Stoddart said. “Through Ian’s extensive engineering experience and strong leadership foundation within our company, I am confident in his ability to manage the execution of our technology roadmap while keeping our customers, and their passengers, at the center of everything we do.”

Macpherson obtained a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree with Honors from the University of Canterbury, in Christchurch, New Zealand, and brings over 15 years of engineering experience to his new role. He previously worked for North American Bus Industries (NABI), which was acquired by New Flyer in 2013. Prior to joining NABI, Macpherson worked for DesignLine USA where he served as the Director of Engineering. During his career at NFI, Macpherson has held various leadership positions within the engineering team, including Systems Integration Manager, Chief Engineer of Design, Chief Engineer of Product Improvement, and Director of Production Engineering. Visit

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