Austin Engineering Limited (ASX: ANG) is pleased to announce changes to its senior management structure to increase its focus on the North American market.

Graham Backhouse, the current Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed Chief Strategy Officer to develop a growth strategy for Austin's North American business.

Vincent D'Rozario has been appointed Chief Operating Officer and will continue to drive the Austin 2.0 growth strategy.

5,000,000 options have been issued to Mr D'Rozario under the Company's Incentive Option Plan as part of his remuneration package.

The options have an exercise price of $0.35 and an expiry date of three years and three months after the date of issue.

The options are divided into nine tranches and are subject to two separately considered performance conditions relating to retention and share price performance.