Driving Dynamics, Inc., has promoted 18-year company veteran Stig Nielsen to the new role of manager for field development and technical adviser to support the company's growth strategy.
Nielsen has served as the company's director of training services where he managed a U.S. and Canadian team of behind-the-wheel instructors and oversaw the development and logistics for training services. He began his career with Driving Dynamics in 1997 as a field instructor and was later promoted to tour manager before rising to the director position.
The company is in a period of growth and transition, and as a result of the company's expanding portfolio of training services, Nielsen identified a need for a dedicated development manager to oversee ongoing instructor training for current and new product rollouts, according to Art Liggio, Driving Dynamics president.
In his new role, Nielsen will provide in-person training, coaching and performance reviews for Driving Dynamics' team of behind-the-wheel instructors. In partnership with the new director of training services, he will consult on matters regarding curriculum development, equipment design, course scheduling, expense control and logistical planning.
Nielsen makes his home in both Las Vegas and Copenhagen, dividing his time between the two residences. He is a longtime motorsports and car enthusiast. It was his passion for road racing as both a driver and instructor that first brought him to Driving Dynamics and allowed him to use is professional driving knowledge to improve safe driving skills.
Nielsen was a 12-year member and 10-year instructor for of the BMW Automobile Club of America serving as a board member for one year. This organization was merged with the current BMW Car Club of America.
He was a member and served as the turn marshal for the Sports Car Club of America from 1978 to 1983. He has attended several racing schools, including the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, the Jim Russell Racing School and the Skip Barber Racing School. He was also part of the racing series at the Jim Russell and Skip Barber programs, both located at Riverside International and Laguna Seca Raceways in California.