Ramaciotti is new Design Director for Fiat Group and Maserati

tags: | in: Automotive Design 24 May 2007
Ramaciotti is new Design Director for Fiat Group and Maserati

Fiat has announced that Lorenzo Ramaciotti will be the new responsible for Style of Fiat Group Automobiles and Maserati, effective 1st June 2007.

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As of June 1, 2007, Lorenzo Ramaciotti will take on responsibility for the Style function of all the brands of Fiat Group Automobiles (Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Abarth) and for Maserati.

He will directly report to Sergio Marchionne, Chief Executive Officer of the Fiat Group.

About Lorenzo Ramaciotti

Lorenzo Ramaciotti with the Daewoo Nubira (2004)

Mr. Ramaciotti was born in 1948 in Modena and graduated in Mechanical Engineering at the Turin Polytechnic. He has a broad professional experience in automobile styling, which he earned at Pininfarina.

He joined Pininfarina in 1973 and was soon charged with the responsibility for realising models and prototypes.

In 1982 he was appointed Deputy Manager of Pininfarina Studi e Ricerche at Cambiano, six years later he became General Manager and in 1994 he became a member of the Board of Directors.

In 2002 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Pininfarina Ricerca e Sviluppo S.p.A.

During the 17-year-period in which he headed the Pininfarina design, he developed approximately 20 concept cars, several of which were awarded at the international level, and directed projects of successful automobiles, on behalf of Italian and several important foreign manufacturers.

He developed the Maserati Quattroporte, as well as some of the most beautiful Ferrari models: the 550 Maranello, the 360 Modena, the Ferrari Enzo, and the current Ferrari F430 and 612 Scaglietti.

(Source: Fiat via Autoblog.it)

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