Quebecer Frédéric Brousseau at the head of the Williams Formula 1 team

Quebecer Fr&édéric Brousseau at the head of the Williams Formula 1 team

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The Williams Formula 1 team announced on Tuesday the appointment of Frédéric Brousseau as Chief Operating Officer.  

A graduate of Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Montreal, this Quebec engineer has decades of experience in the technical world of the aerospace industry. 

< p>He began his successful career at Pratt & Whitney Canada in 1997 in various strategic roles within the company. As General Manager of the Aerospace Center in Mirabel, Brousseau was one of the architects of the installation of the production line for the engines that power the commercial airliner Airbus 220. 

His track record also includes overseeing Pratt & Whitney encompassing 12 established locations in China, Morocco, Poland and Canada. 

A dream come true

“There is no better feeling than embarking on a brand new journey and fulfilling one of my dreams. I look forward to helping rebuild this organization,” said Brousseau, quoted in the Williams team press release.

He will discover his new environment, which is virtually unknown to him, from next month. 

The British team had a promising start to the season two weeks ago at the Bahrain Grand Prix when its drivers, Thai Alex Albon and American Logan Sargeant, rallied finishing 10th and 12th respectively. 

As a reminder, Jacques Villeneuve was the last driver from the Williams team to win the F1 world championship title in 1997. < /p>