Wilwood Names New Director of Engineering

Wilwood Names New Director of Engineering | THE SHOPWilwood Engineering has appointed Robert Hemingway as its new director of engineering, the company announced.

With a master’s degree in engineering and industrial Management, Hemingway will join the research and development and engineering teams to design and produce Wilwood’s brake components and systems, the company said.

“I am excited to join the iconic Wilwood Engineering team and lead the already successful research and development group into the future. Let’s grab another gear and push the pedal to the floor as we begin the next chapter of what the best brake systems in the world are and will always be.”

Hemingway has more than 10 years of experience as an engineering hardware development professional in the automotive, aerospace, and defense industries, and most recently served as a senior development engineer at Garrett Motion in Torrance, California, the company said. His prior experience included positions at Honda Performance Development as top end development lead. In addition to his engineering background, Hemingway brings experience as a long-time racer/mechanic, including machining and fabrication.

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