Edelbrock has appointed William Philippin as its new Product Manager for Crate Engines. In his new position Philippin is responsible for all of Edelbrock’s crate engines, including the Edelbrock-Musi 555 crate engine.
Philippin’s duties include product planning and execution throughout the crate engine lifecycle, including gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, defining the crate engine product vision and working closely with engineering, sales, marketing, and support to ensure revenue goals are met and customer satisfaction is achieved.
Philippin has extensive powertrain and crate engine experience including developing program timing, business cases and proposals for new crate engine projects based on trends and competitive benchmarking. He was also involved with designing and releasing vehicle engine accessories from concept to the customers hands, directing aftermarket and production suppliers to execute performance parts programs to meet product goals and more.
Philippin also supported customer facing and motorsports events such as NHRA Nationals, Hot Rod Power Tour, Woodward Dreamcruise, Autorama, SEMA, and PRI.
Philippin’s impressive hands-on experience includes designing and fabricating a twin 57mm turbocharger system for his 2000 Corvette, modifying and calibrating an LS1 engine for nitrous oxide application for integration into his 1989 Mazda RX-7, serving as Team Captain for Champcar SBC V8 RX-7, and more. He has extensive experience using machine shop tools and is familiar with a multitude of machining techniques and capabilities.
For the last nine years Philippin worked at General Motors, where he held several increasingly responsible positions culminating in his last position of Performance Parts Crate Engine Product Manager. “Edelbrock has great plans for the future,” says Philippin. “I am excited to be here and look forward to contributing to their growth.”