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Hans Landstad (1880-1957) Production Manager and Director of Morris Motors
1880 May 20th. Born in Haa, Jodderen, Norway
Educated at Kristiania Technical College, Oslo, and Hortens Technical College; Horten, and Treider Commercial College, Oslo.
Worked at Akers Shipbuilding yard, Oslo and Nylands Shipbuilding Yard, Oslo;
Worked at Thames Ironworks Co
Worked at British Westinghouse
1903-05 Draughtsman with British Linotype, Broadheath
1914 Accompanied Morris to the USA on a visit to explore the potential for American methods of car manufacture. Landstad covered his own expenses. After Morris returned to the UK, Landstad stayed in the US working in a car factory and oversaw production of a prototype engine for Morris.
1914-15 Designer with Continental Motor Manufacturing Co., Detroit
1915 Joined W. R. M. Motors
1916 General Works Manager and Director
1917 Married in Coventry to Hilda Phyllis H. Bailey
1917 Works Manager at the Trench warfare factory, where he contributed to the rapid production of the Stokes Bomb.
1919 Works manager and designer at Morris Motors
1920 Member of IMechE
1933 Appointed Production Manager and Director of Morris Motors
WWII In charge of the factory in Coventry where the Bofors gun was made
1957 December 9th. Died in Oxford.