WATKINS GLEN, NY (February 25, 2014) – Watkins Glen International has announced the hire of Chris Cornett, who will join the team as Senior Director of Facility and Operations, effective immediately.
Cornett, a Boone, NC native, will be responsible for managing all operations and maintenance of The Glen as well as supervising Security, Guest Services, Operations, Maintenance, Fire, EMS and Safety Teams. He will report to the track president.
Prior to joining The Glen, Cornett was Director of Operations at Texas Motor Speedway where he was responsible for maintenance, operations and oversight of speedway properties and assets. He also served as Director of Emergency Services at Texas Motor Speedway and was the Levy Restaurants Director of Concessions.
Watkins Glen International is a major road racing facility, which hosts events such as the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship during Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, June 26-29, as well as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Cheez-It 355 at The Glen and Nationwide Series Zippo 200 at The Glen, August 7-10. – Staff Writers