Carroll Shelby International, Inc. has just announced that Aaron Shelby – grandson of company founder Carroll Shelby – has joined the board. A statement says only that in his new role, Aaron Shelby will “work directly with Ford Motor Company and help expand CSI globally.”
“Carroll Shelby International’s strong growth over the past four years requires another talented individual on the board to maintain our momentum,” said Carroll Shelby International Co-CEO Neil Cummings. “[We] initially tapped Aaron to represent Shelby American at Ford Motor Company events upon Carroll’s death to demonstrate the company’s strong future. Since then, he’s helped strengthen our solid relationship with Ford.”
Aaron Shelby is a native of Dallas, Texas, with a professional background in business and finance. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Commerce – Finance, he worked as a Credit Analyst at Inwood National Bank in Dallas, before operating his own automotive accessories company called Mr. Bracket. He sold that business, joining up with LegacyTexas Bank, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Shelby Automotive Museum and Carroll Shelby Foundation.
“Aaron Shelby is a great addition to the Carroll Shelby International board,” said Carroll Shelby International Co-CEO Joe Conway. “The timing is ideal because Aaron is joining us just as our plans to restructure, refine and refocus the Shelby entities are coming to fruition. Much like his grandfather, he’ll contribute great energy and fresh ideas, as well as solid experience to the company.
“We’re pleased that another Shelby family member is actively involved in the organization.”