Remembered for his work as the Ferrari Formula One racing division's head mechanic, he also, at various points, managed such Formula One racing teams as Lotus, Shadow, and Benetton.
He began his career as a mechanic and manager for JRM Racing's Sumo Power department; he began working for Formula One in the late 1970s.
He was the key figure in a 2007 Formula One criminal espionage investigation centered on the Scuderia Ferrari division for which he worked.
He died in his mid-fifties as the result of a traffic accident in Ashford, Kent, England.
He worked for Scuderia Ferrari during the period when Michael Schumacher was one of the team's champion race car drivers.