Marek Nawarecki has been appointed Customer Racing Manager for Citroën Racing, with effect from 1st March 2012. The brand will benefit from the wealth of experience acquired by Marek in the PSA group, but also his considerable expertise and professionalism.
Reporting to Yves Matton, Citroën Racing Team Principal, Marek Nawarecki’s job will be to continue the good work of the Customer Racing division in France and with the subsidiaries, contribute to the development of a product plan that is consistent with the needs of a highly competitive market and to increase satisfaction among our customers. From the ‘Visa Trophée’ to the ‘Citroën DS3 R3’, Citroën has always produced reliable, high-performance and cost-effective customer racing cars, which have distinguished themselves with their results in both national and international events.
“I am pleased to be joining Citroën Racing. I know the team well”, said Marek. “I am very proud to have been appointed manager of ‘Customer Racing’. It is a real technical, commercial and sporting challenge, involving both amateur and professional drivers, whilst also being an essential stepping stone for talented young drivers wishing to move up to the sport’s more senior categories. And the Citroën decals adorning the cars help to promote the brand in France and abroad. It looks set to be a very exciting challenge.”
Yves Matton said: “Thanks to the diversity of his experience and the positions he has held throughout his career, Marek Nawarecki is the ideal candidate to head up our division dedicated to customer products. He knows the brand very well and will be able to bring all his expertise and skills to bear in developing an activity that is important to Citroën Racing.”
Marek Nawarecki, 39 years old, holder of a Master of Engineering in Automation and Robotics from Kraków’s AGH University of Science and Technology, joined Citroën Poland in 1997 where he worked as Network Technical Assistant before being appointed Zone Manager the following year, successfully managing the 18 sales outlets in the Polish dealer network. In 2000, he became Quality Manager for the subsidiary, before being appointed Public Relations and Communications Director in 2002. Six years later, he joined Citroën Racing’s Communications department in 2010, and then joined Peugeot Sport as Head of Marketing and Communications.