From the official Press Launch:
Joaquin Garcia, 48 years outdated, after graduating in Industrial Design on the Cardenal Herrera College in Valencia (Spain), obtained a grasp’s diploma in Automobile Design on the Royal Faculty of Arts in London, in 1998.
Since then, he has held high-profile roles of accelerating accountability at Renault, Ford, Škoda and Seat/Cupra earlier than becoming a member of NIO GmbH’s European Design Middle as Head of Studio.
Joaquin Garcia will supersede Carsten Monnerjan who’s leaving Italdesign to take up the position of Head of Design at Porsche Life-style Group as of April 1st.
“I received to know Italdesign a few years in the past, as I collaborated with its professionals on a number of tasks, after I was working SEAT/CUPRA Exterior Design” – stated Joaquin Garcia.
“Managing the Design Middle of some of the profitable international corporations within the automobile and product design sectors is a problem and a powerful stimulus on the similar time. I shall be dedicated in main and rising the artistic group and in supporting this nice actuality, pushing it to be an increasing number of a essential participant sooner or later situations of mobility and sustainability. I’m conscious that it’s a essential legacy, and I’ll meet it with nice enthusiasm and fervour”.
“I’m very happy Joaquin will be part of our household” – stated Antonio Casu, Italdesign CEO – “Creativity, design, have at all times performed a strategic position for us, within the improvement of our merchandise, and can at all times do. I’m certain Joaquin will deliver his new concepts, alongside along with his robust and characterizing contributions. I want him all the easiest in his new position. And I’m additionally actually grateful to Carsten for the years he spent with us. My warmest congratulations go to him with my greatest needs for his new and prestigious place”.