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Cosworth welcomes new MD to head advanced propulsion and full vehicle programme unit

HIGH PERFORMANCE powertrain specialist Simon Wilding has joined engineering trailblazer Cosworth as managing director of its advanced propulsion and full vehicle programmes division.

He succeeds Simon Dowson, who has left the Silverstone-based company after 20 years to pursue a new venture.

Mr Wilding (main picture) arrives from JLR, which headhunted him in 2020 to lead its propulsion department dedicated to the delivery of high-performance powertrain systems for Halo vehicles.  He also worked for Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains for 25 years, ultimately as head of automotive division and the company’s chief engineer.

Delta Cosworth has been part of the UK’s booming motorsport industry for almost two decades. It designs, develops and manufactures high-performance battery solutions and has diversified into the development of other sustainable propulsion applications, such as the Cosworth Catalytic Generator. New projects include partnerships in the defence industry with Babcock and the Defense Innovation Unit.

Cosworth’s chief executive Hal Reisiger said: “Simon brings extensive OEM experience into our business, which will underpin the next growth chapter for our Advanced Propulsion and Full Vehicle Programmes offering.

“It shows the continued momentum of Delta Cosworth as we continue to broaden our reach and demonstrate our capabilities and expertise in new and established markets. We are delighted Simon shares our same vision and drive to achieve this.”

Mr Wilding said: “The developments in electrification from the Cosworth battery division are incredibly exciting and only just beginning to demonstrate the levels of growth I think we can achieve. Everyone has been very welcoming – it is a real sort of family feeling – and I cannot wait to truly get stuck in and continue the Cosworth legacy.”

Mr Reisiger paid tribute to Mr Wilding’s predecessor. “I would like to thank Simon Dowson for his commitment to Cosworth after the acquisition of Delta Motorsport,” he said. “He has been a hugely valuable member of the senior leadership team, and we wish him all the best in his next venture.”


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