Wilwood Names Hemingway Engineering Director
Jul 31, 2023
CAMARILLO, Calif. — Wilwood Engineering has appointed Robert Hemingway as its new Director of Engineering.
He will join the R&D/Engineering team and focus on Wilwood’s ability to design and produce the premium-quality brake components and systems they are known for, utilizing the latest manufacturing and new material technologies.
Robert’s acquired skills, including a Master’s degree in Engineering and Industrial Management, will be an asset to improve product development and manufacturing processes.
“I am excited to join the iconic Wilwood Engineering team and lead the already successful research and development group into the future,” said Hemingway. “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.”
With more than 10 years as an engineering hardware development professional in the automotive, aerospace, and defense industry, Hemingway most recently served as a Sr. Development Engineer at Garrett Motion in Torrance, Calif. launching new products.
His prior experience included positions at Honda Performance Development as Top End Development Lead with success from Motocross to IndyCar.
In addition to his engineering background, Hemingway brings hands-on experience as a long-time racer/mechanic, including machining and fabrication.
About Wilwood Engineering
Founded by Bill Wood in 1977, Wilwood Engineering designs and manufactures high-performance disc brakes and components from their headquarters in Camarillo, California. Products are engineered and rigorously tested for any application, creating unsurpassed braking quality and performance with sleek, modern designs.
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