Norton remains immersed in a phase of profound remodeling, to which Brian Gillen has now joined as the company’s new technical director. In this way, the British brand focuses on the future, also under the prism that someone of Gillen’s level and talent can contribute in the coming years.
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Brian Gillen assumes the role of technical director in this new era of the brand
This 51-year-old American engineer until now was active in the ranks of MV Agusta, where he has remained for the last 15 years, assuming the position of director of research and development of the Italian brand. Previously, as Visor Down colleagues clarify, he worked as an electronic systems specialist in the ranks of Magneti Marelli.
Now TVS Motor, current owner of Norton, seeks to globalize the brand within the premium segment and to do so it requires a new range of models that The brand has already announced that it will be ready starting next 2026.
With this approach on the table, Brian Gillen assumes his new functions as technical director of the company about what he recently commented: “As a long-time enthusiast of the iconic Norton brand, it is an incredibly exciting time to join the company’s leadership team.”
And continues: “I am looking forward to working with the talented team of engineers and developing cutting-edge premium motorcycles, with quality at the forefront of everything we do”. For his part, Robert Hentschel, CEO of Norton, added:
“Brian has a wealth of experience and knowledge in engine and vehicle design, emerging technologies and connectivity. “I am confident that his addition to his team will further strengthen our commitment to technological innovation and engineering excellence, and this will soon be reflected in the range of world-class products we are developing.”