Following a career in the aerospace industry spanning 26 years, Frederic Brousseau has been appointed chief operating officer at Williams Racing. He will begin in the role in April.
Brousseau began his career in 1997 with Pratt & Whitney Canada on the company’s factory floor, before working his way up to positions within operations and management. He became general manager of the company’s Mirabel Aerospace Centre where he was responsible for organizing the facility’s opening and production line, which produced engines for the Airbus A220.
Having held several executive roles at Pratt & Whitney, Brousseau was appointed as the company’s vice president of operations in April 2022 where he oversaw international operations and led the company’s supply chain. He has also led P&W in the areas of employee health and safety and environmentally sustainable manufacturing philosophies and practices.
“We are very excited to bring Frederic on board as an energetic and experienced leader who can help with the transformation of Williams Racing,” said Matthew Savage, chairman of the board, 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.”
“There is no better feeling than setting out on a brand-new journey and working toward achieving your dreams,” explained Frederic Brousseau, chief operating officer, Williams Racing. “It has been an exciting beginning of the season and I am looking forward to joining a team with such Formula 1 heritage. I am eager to get started and contribute to building the organization’s future alongside everyone at Williams Racing.”