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May 25

Ford reorg: New head of product once held the Mustang’s reins

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Another true car enthusiast is the new head of product development.

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Jun 25

Autoblog Podcast #386

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Episode #386 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Chris Paukert and George Kennedy from Boldride.com talk about Morgan Stanley calling Tesla the most important automaker of the moment, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco, more executive turnover at Cadillac, and rumors that a Chinese-built Volvo S60 will arrive in the North American market. We start with what's in the garage and finish up with some of your questions, and for those of you who hung with us live on our UStream channel, thanks for taking the time. Check out the new rundown below with times for topics, and you can follow along down below with our Q&A. Thanks for listening!

Autoblog Podcast #386:



Topics:
In the Autoblog Garage:
Hosts: Dan Roth, Chris Paukert
Guests: George Kennedy
Runtime: 01:41:51

Rundown:
  • Intro and Garage - 00:00
  • Tesla Morgan Stanley - 29:00
  • Hyundai Sonata Eco - 44:35
  • Cadillac Executive Turnover - 55:40
  • China-Built Volvos - 01:07:03
  • Q&A - 01:16:03

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Autoblog Podcast #386 originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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May 29

Martin Smith retires, Joel Piaskowski in as Ford Europe design chief

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Joel Piaskowski, Ford of Europe Design Boss

The mind behind the look of much of the modern Ford global range is retiring. Martin Smith, Head of Ford Design in Europe, will give up his position on July 1 and will leave the company altogether at the end of the year. He will be replaced by current Strategic Concepts Group leader Joel Piaskowski (pictured above).

Smith has led Ford of Europe design for the past 10 years, and he was partially responsible for the brand's Kinetic Design language with a large grille and swept-back headlights found on the Focus, Fiesta and C-Max, as well as several other vehicles abroad. After stepping down on July 1 until his retirement at the end of 2014, Smith will work on a project to decide the future direction of the company's look with Moray Callum, its vice president of design.

Piaskowski already has some impressive credentials in terms of automotive design as well. He joined Ford in 2010 as director of exterior design and led the teams responsible for the 2015 Ford Mustang and next-generation F-150. He was also previously design director at Ford Asia Pacific. Before working at the Blue Oval, Piaskowski held positions at Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai and General Motors. Scroll down to read the complete announcement of this changing of the guard.

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Martin Smith retires, Joel Piaskowski in as Ford Europe design chief originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 29 May 2014 10:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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