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7 January, 2014 - 11:17 By News Desk

Cosworth strengthens global sales force

Kirsty-Andrew

UK automotive engineering group, Cosworth, has hired Kirsty Andrew as sales director to spearhead the Northants company’s global sales force.

She previously held a senior commercial position at Williams Advanced Engineering where her responsibilities included leading the commercialisation of Formula One technologies into the automotive sector.

Whilst at Williams she played a significant role in securing collaboration with a major automotive manufacturer to develop a revolutionary hybrid supercar, contracting Cosworth for engine development and manufacturing services.

She has more than 15 years’ experience in the motorsport and automotive industries having started her career at Xtrac Ltd, the world’s leading motorsport transmission supplier.

Cosworth chief executive Hal Reisiger said: “Kirsty’s appointment adds another strong player to our executive team and will enable Cosworth to further develop its engagement with the worldwide automotive, aftermarket and motorsport industries.

“Kirsty has a great track record in the performance engineering sector, and we are confident that she will play a key part in helping us to realise our international goals.”

Andrew said: “I was very impressed by the ingenuity and commitment of Cosworth’s engineering and manufacturing teams while I was at Williams and feel privileged to be a part of such a great brand.

“I believe Cosworth’s unique blend of high performance products and world-class engineering consultancy services present some great opportunities and an exciting new future for Cosworth.”

Cosworth employs its motorsport-inspired engineering and manufacturing capabilities to help performance vehicles go further and faster, using smarter technology. The group supplies electronics and powertrain technologies to high performance vehicle manufacturers around the world.

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