Mr. Cornwell’s significant experience with brake manufacturing and career in motorsports will be a tremendous asset to Wilwood’s short- and long-term growth plans.
Wilwood Engineering announced today that Mark Cornwell had been appointed Vice President of New Business Development and Specialty Markets. Mr. Cornwell joins an existing team of seasoned executives and engineers, many who have been with the company for over 30 years.
Mr. Cornwell comes to Wilwood after 14 years at StopTech High-Performance Brake Systems, a division of Centric-Parts, where he worked as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Prior to StopTech, as the President of Sparco, Mr. Cornwell was responsible for growing the company’s motorsports racing apparel and accessory product categories.
Before his tenure at Sparco, Mr. Cornwell had the distinguished honor of being the first USA factory salesperson for Brembo North America. His job as Director of Performance and Racing helped segue the brand into the IndyCar and NASCAR markets. Prior roles as crew chief and mechanic for successful IndyCar teams helped prepare Mr. Cornwell for his motorsports career.
The entire Wilwood Engineering team is delighted to have such an experienced individual aboard and looks forward to working with Mr. Cornwell on future projects.