Motorsport News

June 22, 2017


Change at the helm of Porsche Motorsports North America

Daniel Armbruster takes over for Jens Walther

Stuttgart. Dr. Daniel Armbruster (49) will take over management of Porsche Motorsports North America (PMNA) as the President and CEO on September 1. He steps into the position of Jens Walther (48), who has headed the wholly-owned Porsche subsidiary in California since 2010. Armbruster joined Porsche AG in 2000 and was responsible for the development of the innovative 911 GT3 R Hybrid racecar. Most recently, he managed the Motorsport Quality Management division. Jens Walther moves to Porsche Leipzig, where he will become the Director of Sales and Marketing.

Through Walther's stewardship, PMNA has branched out in new directions including participation in new racing venues, new racecars such as the Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR and by creating the historic Porsche racecar restoration program. PMNA, founded in 1985, is the only authorized sales, parts and service provider in the United States and Canada for all purpose-built Porsche racecars such as the 911 GT3 Cup, 911 GT3 R and the Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR. PMNA also provides trackside support in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Pirelli World Challenge race series. In addition, Porsche Motorsports North America offers restoration services for vintage Porsche racecars and has been a part of the new Porsche Experience Center in Carson, south of Los Angeles, since November.

“We would like to thank Jens Walther, who has boosted the professionalism of Porsche Motorsports North America over the last seven years, which has led to many successes,” says Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars. “With Daniel Armbruster as his successor, we have an outstanding and experienced manager with many years of experience in Porsche Motorsport.”

Contacts.

Dave Engelman
Mobile. 404-386-4665
dave.engelman@porsche.us

Tom Moore
Mobile. 615-509-5000
tom@darkhorseautosport.com

About Porsche Cars North America Inc. | One Porsche Drive, Atlanta, GA 30354 USA
Established in 1984, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche 918 Spyder, 911, Boxster and Cayman sports cars, the Macan and Cayenne SUVs, and Panamera sports sedans. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia since 1998, PCNA is also home to the first Porsche Experience Center in North America featuring a module-based 1.6 mile driver development track, business center, human performance center, and fine dining restaurant. PCNA employs approximately 300 people who provide parts, service, marketing, and training for 188 dealers. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class experience that is in keeping with the brand's 65-plus year history and leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety and efficiency. PCNA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

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