Raj Nair, known to many as the man behind the latest-generation Ford GT, has been appointed president and chief operating officer of Multimatic.
Nair briefly served as the president of Ford North America, but was unexpectedly ousted earlier this year for “inappropriate behavior.”
Prior to becoming president, Nair was the vice president for Global Product Development and chief technical officer at Ford and was instrumental in creating the latest Focus RS and GT supercar.
A couple of weeks before his departure from Ford, Nair took delivery of his custom 2018 GT.
Nair continues to be involved with the GT
Interestingly, Multimatic is the company responsible for constructing the new Ford GT in Canada and is also well known in performance car circles for its spool-valve dampers. Nair’s appointment as Multimatic president and COO means he will continue to be instrumental in building Ford’s supercar.
Speaking to Road and Track, Multimatic marketing vice president Michael Guttilla commented that Nair will push Multimatic forwards.
“Raj brings extensive knowledge, perspective and skills in engineering, manufacturing, management and overall auto industry experience to Multimatic. These qualities will help Multimatic attain another level of performance for our customers.
“The addition of Raj to our leadership team was about making a great company even better. His skill-set is perfectly aligned with Multimatic’s core competencies and purpose,” Guttilla said.