FAZZT Announces New Chief Operating Officer
INDIANAPOLIS (June 4, 2010) – The FAZZT Race Team announced today that team General Manager Rob Edwards has been named Chief Operating Officer of the FAZZT Race Team. Those responsibilities will include overseeing the commercial operations and sales division of the FAZZT Race Team. Edwards replaces former COO Jim Freudenberg who resigned his position earlier this month for personal reasons.
“We are looking forward to continue to grow and develop the commercial operations side of the FAZZT Race Team,” said Edwards. “The team has a very strong commercial platform with a number of very strong partners and we will continue to strengthen those partnerships and create new ones.”
The FAZZT Race Team and its driver Alex Tagliani are currently 11th in points in the IZOD IndyCar Series in their first season of competition. The team has had an extremely strong debut, starting on the front row of the season opener in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Most recently the team showed outstanding effort at the Indianapolis 500 where the team’s full-time driver Tagliani started fifth and finished 10th. In addition to starting Tagliani, the team also prepared and entered an entry for open-wheel veteran Bruno Junqueira. Junqueira was the fastest bump day qualifier, started 25th and finished 32nd after an early accident forced him out of the race.
About FAZZT Race Team: The FAZZT Race Team was formed in July 2009 as a partnership between Andre Azzi of the Azzi Race Division, ATG, and other business partners. The team fields a full-time IndyCar Series team that made its debut at the season opening event in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The team has four Dallara chassis and has Canadian driver Alex Tagliani to drive the #77 entry. Andre Azzi, a Montreal based entrepreneur, is the teams’ Chief Executive Officer and Rob Edwards is the Chief Operating Officer and team General Manager. The team is housed in a 25,000 ft. race shop on the north side of Indianapolis with a second facility that will house their Research and Design division in Montreal. For more information, go to www.FAZZTRaceTeam.com.
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