Richard Childress Racing announced the promotion of Torrey Galida from Chief Operating Officer to President of its championship motorsports team.
Galida, who has been the COO since 2011, becomes the first person other than team owner Richard Childress to carry the title of president for the corporation. Childress will retain his title of Chief Executive Officer and add that of Chairman to his role.
"Since coming on board with us in July 2011, Torrey Galida has been a great asset to RCR," Childress said. "He has helped guide us through many changes for the better and I feel he is the perfect person to continue doing that for our team.
"This does not mean I am slowing down in any capacity at RCR. This just means I am freeing myself up to be involved in other, more strategic aspects of the company to benefit our overall operation and performance."
Galida is a 20-year veteran of the automotive and motorsports industries. Before joining RCR, he served as General Manager for TRG Motorsports. He also spent time as President of Millsport Motorsports and CMO at Roush Fenway Racing.
Prior to moving to North Carolina in 2004, Torrey spent 12 years with Ford Motor Company. He served in a number of senior-level marketing and strategy positions, including Vice President of Marketing for Ford of Canada, and Global Motorsports Marketing Manager for Ford Racing Technology.
"I have an immense amount of respect for Richard Childress and the incredible racing organization he has built," Galida said. "I am honored to have the opportunity to play a key role in the continued success of RCR."
In his new role, Galida will also become a member of the Board of Directors for RCR, in addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations and assist with key decisions and strategy of the organization.
Galida's new role becomes effective immediately.