Hendrik promotes CEOs to lead in four key areas




Nigel Kenred, Courtesy of Hendrick Motorsports

Concord, North Carolina In a move aimed at strengthening his overall organization and supporting the growth of successful new business units, Chairman and CEO Rick Hendrick has appointed four long-time senior executives to lead key areas within the organization. New roles and responsibilities are effective immediately.

Hendrik Motorsports President and Chief Operating Officer Marshall CarlsonHendrik, who has led the day-to-day operations of the 14-time NASCAR Cup Series Champions since 2005, has been promoted to President of Hendrik Companies. In his expanded role, he will support all of Hendrick’s businesses and initiatives, including Hendrick Motorsports and Hendrick Automotive Group, the largest private network of auto dealers in the United States. Carlson will oversee a range of commercial initiatives such as expanding the organization’s work into contract manufacturing, product innovation and technology investment. Will report to Hendrik.

“You would be hard pressed to find a great sports CEO who has achieved more over the last 17 years than Marshall,” Hendrick said. “His leadership has led to extraordinary performances on the racetrack, and completely changed the way our company does business. He has achieved it all while on the move with our people through many changes as our sport and our team evolve. The record speaks for itself. Marshall deserves tremendous recognition, and I am delighted to continue Working with him as he takes on a bigger role.”

To appoint Hendrick Motorsports for long-term success, Executive Vice President and General Manager Jeff Andrews He was promoted to president and general manager. The Fresno, California native will take over the day-to-day management of the most winning team in NASCAR Cup Series history and all of its business units, including competition, engine operations, manufacturing, marketing and management. Andrews will report to Hendrik Motorsports Vice Chairman Jeff Gordon.

“Jeff (Andrews) has been a pillar of our team for three decades and is one of the most respected people in racing,” Hendrick said. He is a talented leader and a fierce competitor. Jeff’s ability to prioritize winning without sacrificing integrity or culture has been a hallmark of his career. It’s a massive part of our past, present and future, and I couldn’t be more proud to see it push us forward.”

In addition to, Wayne RobbinsCFO, Hendrick Motorsports since 2019, will resume his role as Executive Vice President and CFO of Hendrick Companies. Robbins, 64, joined Hendrik Companies as chief financial officer in August 2013 after retiring from public accounting firm Dixon Hughes Goodman. His many responsibilities will include strategic financial planning, investment management and oversight of the Hendrik Family Non-Profit Foundation. Robbins will work closely with Hendrik, Carlson and Greg Gatsch, President of Hendrik Automotive Group and Vice Chairman and CEO of Hendrik Companies.

longtime executive Scott Lampi, who came to Hendrick Motorsports in 1999 and served as chief financial officer from 2005 through 2019, returned to the team in the same position after more than two years working in private equity. He will direct Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Facilities, Operational Excellence and Aviation. Lamb, 50, will report to Andrews.

“Wayne and Scott bring decades of institutional knowledge and brilliant financial minds to their leadership roles,” Carlson said. “They each have a reputation for adding long-term value to everything they are involved in. On top of that, Wayne and Scott have forged exceptional working relationships, both within the organization and in all of the areas we touch on. Their impact on our success cannot be overstated.”

Carlson, 49, joined the Hendrick Organization in 1996 and has led the day-to-day operations of Hendrick Motorsports since January 2005, initially as General Manager before being appointed President and COO in July 2010. During his tenure, the team won nine Cup-Level Championships and 155 point drive races. .

In recent years, Carlson has directed Hendrick Motorsports’ investments in technology and other capabilities that support contract manufacturing and product innovation. Notably, he launched Hendrick’s burgeoning business in the defense sector which includes specialized client work in support of government programs. Charlotte, North Carolina, holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Andrews, 57, joined Hendrick Motorsports in 1992 and has held a variety of senior leadership positions, including General Manager (since September 2020), Vice President of Competition and Director of Engine Operations. As Executive Vice President and General Manager, he oversaw all competition-related departments, including powertrain, manufacturing and racing operations, and supported the team’s technical relationship with manufacturer Chevrolet. He has been with Hendrick Motorsports on both NASCAR Standard Championships in the 14 Cup Series.

“When I look across our entire organization, I see growth everywhere,” Hendrick said. “We are fortunate to have incredibly talented servant leaders who ensure our core business is performing. At the same time, they never stop looking forward to identify ways to expand opportunities for our teammates and ensure a thriving enterprise. I am as engaged and energetic as ever, and I look forward to working With our employees as we continue to do more together. From top to bottom, I can’t remember a point where we were healthier than we are today.”

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