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An experienced Design Leader with years of consistent product success in the design industry. Has a diverse background in automotive and commercial vehicle interior and exterior design, product and graphic design. Proven history of strategic brand development and marketing, providing an enhanced customer experience and increasing sales. Possesses a diverse background in leading multi-disciplinary design teams. Has global experience, leading a cross functional, international team of counterparts based in India and strengthening relationships with OEM clients on assignment in Germany.
Responsible for design of user interface graphics of automotive vehicles digital instrument clusters, center displays and HUD's (Heads Up Display) for automotive OEM customers. Present storyboards, graphics and concepts to management and automotive OEM customers. Stay current with HMI and UI/UX design trends. Guide external design agencies in support of projects.
Managing and supervising the Hagie design team. Creating and implementing design and styling strategies for the Hagie global portfolio of agricultural vehicle products. Leading and participating in cross functional teams with engineering, marketing and sales, purchasing, product development, manufacturing and suppliers to ensure product greatness. Working cross functionally to influence and develop product strategy within Hagie Manufacturing Company to deliver class-leading products that generate increased R.O.I.
Planning the continued growth of the design department team. Identifying and implementing development opportunities.
Member of the Hagie Branding Committee, ensuring the company presents a consistent identity.
Established creative direction and design language for entire product portfolio that fulfilled brand promises and values.
Created the interior and exterior design for our volume leader, the all new redesigned 2014 STS model.
Created, coordinated and implemented vehicle interior and exterior materials, color and trim.
Designed product graphics, logos and branding.
Responsible for all agricultural vehicle exterior and interior styling in both production and advanced R & D studios, using a variety of media from manual and digital 2D sketching and renderings to 3D CAD proposals.
Commissioned to design and manage the build of a custom 1949 Cadillac-based vehicle. Created design renderings for MCC super yachts. Designed and developed a SEMA vehicle for the Kia brand.
Executed product concepts and renderings for automotive and non-automotive products from initial design to production.
Created the interior design theme and supported the exterior design of four of the Monaco Coach and Holiday Rambler line of recreational vehicles. Managed a multi-function design team. Mentored junior designers throughout the process leading to their increased roles and responsibilities. Received a US Patent for IP design.
Created design themes for premium Mark Levinson branded audio speakers for Lexus brand vehicles.
Accessory Design Studio. Led the design and development of accessory wheel programs for global GM brands ranging from Cadillac, Hummer and Chevrolet to Opel, Saab and Pontiac. Created and presented original design ideas for exterior and interior graphics, badging, ground effects, exterior spoilers and other accessories that adhered to brand DNA.
Led and managed all interior styling direction from my initial sketch to production on a cross-functional, global design team. Liaised with engineering and design personnel in Pune, India and engineering, design and digital modeling personnel in America for the full interior design of a new semi for the Navistar and Mahindra joint venture.
Created design themes for exterior and interior of LoneStar Harley-Davidson Edition. Presented program updates, design recommendations and reviews to senior management.
Created the design theme, exterior and interior, for the ProjectXT concept vehicle unveiled at the 2005 Chicago Auto Show. Led the design management and vehicle build of a twenty-five person team of digital modelers, clay sculptors and builders.
Generated numerous exterior designs for the ProStar mid-cycle enhancement.
Generated interior designs for the CE Series and RE Series of the IC School Bus brand.
Created the interior design theme of the Heavy Duty, Medium Duty and Severe Duty range of trucks.
Received five US patents for steering wheel, seats, door panels and HVAC control designs for 2007 ProStar.
Generated a variety of ergonomic designs for graphic HMI/multi-media interface for auto OEM and motorcycle OEM customers.
Designed exterior vehicle headlamps and rear lamps for Chrysler and Toyota vehicle products.
Generated numerous full vehicle exterior and interior designs for Chevrolet, Pontiac and Oldsmobile brands.
Created new designs for Enkei brand wheels and exterior vehicle designs in support of GM, Toyota and Nissan programs.