Team Penske has announced several changes to the leadership structure of its IMSA DPi programme, effective immediately.
Race engineer Ron Ruzewski, who most recently has served as Penske’s technical director, has been promoted to managing director and will report directly to Team Penske president Tim Cindric. Ruzewski will oversee Team Penske’s Acura DPi programme, as well as Penske’s IndyCar effort.
This move has been made, as longtime Team Penske executive Clive Howell is set to retire at the end of 2018 after 39 years of service with the company.
Meanwhile, under Ruzewski, Kyle Moyer and Jon Bouslog have both been promoted to general managers within the organisation. Bouslog will lead the Acura Team Penske programme, which will race two full-time DPi entries in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Protoype class in 2019. Moyer will oversee the IndyCar operation.
“It’s hard to imagine Team Penske without Clive Howell as he has played such a key role in creating the culture that we refer to as the Penske Way,” said Cindric.
“That said, one of our biggest strengths has been the depth we have throughout the organization. Ron, Kyle and Jon have nearly 50 years of collective experience with Team Penske. Their leadership will continue to bring continuity to our programs and we are confident in their ability to build on what has already been achieved.”