RML Group Ltd. have announced that George Lendrum has been appointed as the new Managing Director of the company.

Lendrum has had a 20 year career in the motorsport industry. He was instrumental in the rapid growth of Cambridge based Pi Research and has served on the Motorsport Industry Association Committee for the last ten years. As Divisional Managing Director at Pi, he led them through the transition to Ford ownership and back into the private sector as Cosworth Electronics.

More recently he has acted as a business consultant in the motorsport sector, but will now lead RML, who in 2011 are defending their titles in the World Touring Car Championship, British Touring Car Championship and LMP2 class of the Le Mans Series.

“The opportunity to join RML and contribute to the development of the business was far too exciting for me to ignore,” he said. “I have always regarded RML very highly as an organisation, and my reaction to being shown the facility and offered the position was simply one of delight and anticipation.

“The consistent, winning performances of RML in a variety of motorsport categories speak for themselves, and what's clear is that the quality of the staff and their dedication to the business is central to that success. Now we have to develop new areas of business to enable a continuation of the growth that has been seen in the last few years.”

Ray Mallock commented: “George joins RML at a hugely exciting time, and I know he will bring new ideas and methodologies to the business, as well as supporting the existing projects that are central to the operation.

“George's wealth of experience in motorsport, associated to his willingness to embrace change and lead new initiatives made his appointment as Managing Director an easy decision for me. We now have an very strong management team at RML and I am sure we will now be able to move forward from a business perspective at a rate that matches our performance on the track.”