Toyota Racing Development announced today that effective immediately, David Wilson is promoted to President and General Manager of the company. Since June, Wilson has been the 'intern' president, though will now take over the positon fully.
Before become the intern president, he was the senior vice president.
"David Wilson has been an integral part of the success of our Toyota Racing efforts, and we are pleased to promote him to this important leadership position at TRD," Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations of Toyota Motor Sales , USA, Inc., said. "We look forward to many more trophies in NASCAR, NHRA and other racing series."
Wilson will be responsible for all of TRD's activities in North America, which includes engine development and manufacturing and chassis design/development. He will also be serve as leader for team/sanctioning body relationships for Toyota in NASCAR, USAC, NHRA, the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship and off-road competition. Lastly, he will be responsible for overseeing two TRD facilities: the engine manufacturing location in Costa Mesa and the chassis engineering center in Salisbury, N.C.
"We have an outstanding group of TRD associates in Costa Mesa and Salisbury, and the entire organization is looking forward to the start of the 2014 racing season," Wilson said. "Together, TRD and all our race team partners are looking forward to getting the season started, winning races and battling for championships. Since TRD was established in 1979, we've had many racing firsts and highlights, and we look forward to adding to that list of accomplishments in the future."