Williams Advanced Engineering, part of the Williams Group of companies that includes the Williams F1 Team, has appointed Craig Wilson its managing director.
Wilson will have overall operational and delivery responsibility for existing projects within Williams Advanced Engineering, oversee all business development activity and take a strategic lead as the company continues to commercialize Williams’ Formula One derived technology and knowhow for the motorsport, automotive, transport and energy sectors.
His previous roles include running successful GM-Holden factory racing teams in the Australian V8 Supercar Championship, securing two team and drivers championships and three Bathhurst 1000 wins. This coincided with a directorship with Holden Special Vehicles where he jointly led the engineering and strategic direction of the high performance vehicle manufacturer.
Wilson also spent more than a decade at TWR Group, six of those as Managing Director, and oversaw projects such as the Aston Martin DB7, Volvo C70, Renault Sport Clio V6 and concept designs of the Bugatti Veyron, Aston Martin Vanquish and Audi RS4.
“I’m delighted to be joining a company with Williams’ illustrious history and I look forward to helping its advanced engineering division continue to evolve to support the growing requirements of our customers and the market sectors in which we operate,” Wilson said. “As a business Williams Advanced Engineering stands out due to its origins in the very competitive world of Formula One with its rapid technology development requirements.”