Veteran engineer Ron Ruzewski has been appointed Team Penske Managing Director as part of a reorganization of the team’s IndyCar and IMSA programs.
Ruzewski, who will report directly to team president Tim Cindric, will oversee Penske’s IndyCar and IMSA teams in this new role, which was created ahead of the retirement of longtime Penske executive Clive Howell, who will walk away at the end of 2018 after 39 years with the organization.
In addition, Kyle Moyer and Jon Bouslog have both been promoted to General Managers within the team. Moyer, who most recently held the role of Competition Director, will run Penske’s three-car IndyCar program, while Bouslog, who was previously Team Manager, will head Penske’s two-car Acura DPi program in IMSA’s WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
“It’s hard to imagine Team Penske without Clive Howell as he has played such a key role in creating the culture that we refer to as the Penske Way,” said Cindric. “That said, one of our biggest strengths has been the depth we have throughout the organization. Ron, Kyle and Jon have nearly 50 years of collective experience with Team Penske. Their leadership will continue to bring continuity to our programs and we are confident in their ability to build on what has already been achieved.”
Team Penske produced six wins and eight pole positions in the 2018 IndyCar Series, including the team’s 17th Indianapolis 500 victory. Acura Team Penske returned to sports car competition this season and the team earned six podium finishes and three pole positions in 2018, highlighted by a one-two finish in May at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.