Penske announces management reshuffle in IndyCar, IMSA
Team Penske has adjusted its managerial lineup for 2019, with Ron Ruzewski promoted to managing director.
Ruzewski, who was Helio Castroneves’ race engineer for several seasons but who most recently served as the team’s technical director, has been promoted to managing director. In his new role, he will report directly to Team Penske president Tim Cindric and oversee both the IndyCar and IMSA programs.
Ruzewski moves into the new role as Penske executive Clive Howell heads for retirement at year’s end, after 39 years of service with Roger Penske’s organization. Prior to joining Penske, Howell was an engineer at the Brabham Formula 1 team.
Under Ruzewski, Kyle Moyer will become general manager for the IndyCar program, while Jon Bouslog will switch from IndyCar to IMSA to oversee the Acura Team Penske program in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Penske earned six wins and eight pole positions in the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series, including the team’s 17th Indianapolis 500 victory, while its return to IMSA saw Penske score a 1-2 at Mid-Ohio and earn a total of six podium finishes.
Cindric commented: “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’.”
“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 bring continuity to our programs and we are confident in their ability to build on what has already been achieved.”
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