Corrado Lanzone, former operations director for Ferrari’s racing division, has been hired on as vice president of manufacturing operations at autonomous car start-up Zoox.
Lanzone enjoyed a successful 19-year career at Ferrari where he served as the automaker’s director of mechanical and composite manufacturing within its racing division. He directed its manufacturing, purchasing and quality assurance sectors and managed relationships with various Tier 1 suppliers.
According to Zoox, his efforts contributed to Ferrari’s eight World Constructors’ Championships and six World Drivers’ Championships it has won over the past two decades.
In a statement provided to Reuters, Zoox said Lanzone would help the start-up “execute on our ambition to deliver autonomous mobility, without compromise.”
Zoox is one of 30 companies with a permit to test self-driving cars on Californian roads, according to Biz Journals. It was also one of several companies to have expressed interest in San Diego’s vision for a ‘Smart City’ with autonomous public transit vehicles along with Lyft, Ford and General Motors.