MARKHAM, Ontario (October 21st, 2010) – Multimatic has further strengthened its position as a global leader in vehicle dynamics and motorsports engineering with the addition of the industry’s most respected race engineer.
Peter Gibbons joins Multimatic as Technical Director of Vehicle Dynamics having forged an outstanding engineering career in the upper echelon of the motorsports industry. As race engineer/technical director to the winner of six Indy Car Championships and four Indianapolis 500’s, Gibbons boasts an impressive success record and most recently occupied the position of Chief Engineer at Andretti Autosport.
Gibbons has been a technical mainstay in open wheel racing ever since he joined Penske in 1979, immediately after earning his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, USA. He has worked with iconic drivers such as Emerson Fittipaldi, Mario & Michael Andretti, Rick Mears, Nigel Mansell, Dario Franchitti and Christiano Da Matta, and with powerhouse teams Andretti, Newman/Haas and Penske.
“I am really looking forward to working with the outstanding technical group at Multimatic. Having interacted with them as a customer for over a decade, I developed an appreciation for the outstanding level of engineering capability and expertise in the organization. I consider it a privilege to be able to now work with them as colleagues,” Gibbons said.
Multimatic’s Vice President, Larry Holt stated: “We are thrilled to have Peter join the Multimatic team. His outstanding success in open wheel racing is a testament to his talents, and I am sure that he will significantly boost Multimatic’s vehicle dynamics development and engineering expertise. We already have some outstanding people in our organization and I have tasked Peter with bringing it all together a little more cohesively than I have in the past. Multimatic continues to offer its customers unparalleled service on both the road car and motorsports sides of the business but we are never truly satisfied and so are compelled to constantly push at the leading edge of the associated technologies…….Peter shares this passion with me.”
Multimatic’s vehicle dynamics development expertise is regularly utilized by leading manufacturers throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Asia as well as many of the world’s most successful motor racing organizations including several Formula One teams.
Multimatic is a privately held Canadian corporation supplying components, systems and services to the global automotive industry. The company is headquartered in Markham, Ontario, Canada, and has operating divisions in North America, Europe and Asia with partners in South America and Australia.
Multimatic specializes in the manufacturing of automotive mechanisms, complex welded assemblies and suspension components, as well as the design and development of automotive body and chassis systems. Strength Through Technology is both a motto and operating philosophy for Multimatic, and the company’s focus is on “solving our customers’ problems through our know-how as reflected in the products and services that we sell.”