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Williams look to aerospace industry to appoint new COO

The restructuring of the Williams Formula 1 team continues with an appointment which fills the role of Chief Operating Officer.

Williams' efforts to lift themselves off the foot of the championship standings continue with the appointment of Frederic Brousseau as the Chief Operating Officer. In recent months, the Grove-based team have recruited James Vowles from Mercedes to replace Jost Capito, and have also allowed technical director Francois-Xavier Demaison to leave. The technical director role is yet to be filled, whilst previous aero boss David Wheater also left the business within the last year.

Brousseau began his 26-year stint in the aerospace industry at Pratt & Whitney in Canada. From working on the factory floor, he rose through the managerial ranks to become Vice-President of Operations in 2022. Williams' Chairman of the Board, Matthew Savage, commented: “We are very excited to bring Frederic on board as an energetic and experienced leader who can help with the transformation of Williams Racing. "He began his career working on the shop floor, and his most recent role saw him looking after worldwide aerospace operations, including running multiple worldwide manufacturing sites and an operation with more than 10,000 employees. I expect him to contribute significantly to our journey at Williams Racing.”

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