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

    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 ...

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    Ex-Hyundai and Benz stylist Piaskowski joins Ford as head of exterior design

    According to AutoWeek, Joel Piaskowski, formerly of General Motors, Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz, is now making his way to Ford to head the exterior design team for the automaker in the Americas. Piaskowski is perhaps best known for penning the Hyundai Genesis coupe and sedan – two vehicles ...

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    Geneva Preview: Hyundai HED-6 to presage future Hyundai crossovers

    Click above for a high-res image of the Hyundai HED-6 official rendering
    Hyundai's first post-Joel Piaskowski concept will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next month. And while the HED-6 compact crossover concept was likely fully realized before the designer bolted for Mercedes-Benz, the ...

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    Backwards World: Mercedes reportedly swiping Hyundai design (chief)

    Hyundai's designs have come a long way over the past few years, and much of the credit is due to the company's chief designer, Joel Piaskowski (above, front). But while the Korean automaker was reportedly shocked when its accomplished stylist resigned last month, the automotive community wondered ...

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    Hyundai Motor America design chief Piaskowski resigns

    The Genesis Coupe isn't even out yet and the primary pen behind it is leaving the company. Joel Piaskowski, Hyundai Motor America's chief designer since 2003, is walking out the door. Besides his work on the upcoming Genesis Coupe, Piaskowski is also known as being the driving force behind ...


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