Banks Hires Rocket Propulsion and Nuclear Power Expert to Lead Engine Program - Engine Builder Magazine

Banks Hires Rocket Propulsion and Nuclear Power Expert to Lead Engine Program

Regarded as a true gearhead, Matthew Gamble fills the position of manager of design, assembly & test for Banks’ “High Output” DMAX-based engine programs. Gamble will oversee the design, development and launch of high-performance turn-key variants of the popular and military-proven Banks D866T engine.

Engineered and developed in-house at the company’s Azusa, CA campus, these high-output engines will feature Banks-specific components, many integrated during initial assembly at GM’s DMAX Ltd plant in Moraine, OH. Available in various power levels, Banks engines will be dressed for multiple markets including automotive repower, off-road, watercraft and military. Configurations will include supercharged, turbocharged and super-turbo forced induction systems. Hybrid versions are planned as well. Gamble will also lead performance and durability demonstration events both in-house and remote, setting the diesel vehicle record at Pike’s Peak ’22 being the largest effort planned.

“I’m thrilled to join the Banks team,” says Gamble. “I look forward to leveraging my experience in the nuclear, aerospace, and automotive industries to help the Banks team push the bar even higher. Gale Banks is known worldwide for designing and manufacturing the most advanced engines and performance parts. I could not pass up the opportunity to develop a line of high-performance engines alongside a living legend. I’m honored to be welcomed into this elite team of innovators.”

Gamble arrives at Banks via Edelbrock, where he managed the company’s multi-million dollar cylinder head and water pump lines. Previously, the mechanical engineer managed 15 successful launch campaigns of Delta IV rockets at Rocketdyne and oversaw the health monitoring systems at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. 

“2021 marks our 63rd year in business and it’s really starting to get interesting,” says President and Chief Engineer, Gale Banks. “You can count on this, when it comes to impressive, reliable horsepower, Matt’s addition will ensure that we continue to lead our industry.”

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