Mazda Motor Europe introduced right now that Jo Stenuit (49) would be the manufacturers new European Design Director. Jo succeeds Kevin Rice who left Mazda in August 2018.
Jo, a graduate of the Royal School of Artwork in London, has been a part of the Mazda design group in Europe for over twenty years and has held varied positions at Mazda’s European design centre in Oberursel, Germany.
Most not too long ago he was Head of Inside Design and Model Type, being answerable for uplifting the Mazda model in Europe. He has been lead inside designer of the 2 idea vehicles Kiyora (2008) and Hakaze (2007) in addition to of the earlier era of the Mazda3 (2008). He additionally spent two years in Mazda’s world headquarters in Hiroshima growing the inside design of the Mazda CX-7 (2004-2006).
“Due to our award-winning KODO – Soul of Movement design philosophy, Mazda designers in Europe and elsewhere have been a key driver of the success of our merchandise, creating lovely vehicles that resonate with our clients,” mentioned Jeff Guyton, President and CEO of Mazda Motor Europe. “We’re delighted, together with his depth of understanding of our model, that Jo might be main our design group in Europe. Collectively together with his group, we all know he’ll proceed to make sure that our philosophy is being utilized not solely in our vehicles, however in every little thing we do.”
In his new function, Jo will report back to Ikuo Maeda, Mazda’s International Design Chief, in addition to Hajime Seikaku, who’s Vice President of Mazda’s European R&D.
R&D Centre, Mazda Motor Europe
|November 2018||Design Director at Mazda Motor Europe in Oberursel, Germany|
|Since 2014||Senior Design Supervisor at Mazda Motor Europe in Oberursel, Germany|
|Since 2006||Assistant Chief Designer at Mazda Motor Europe in Oberursel, together with:
– Kiyora Idea _Paris 2008 (Venture Supervisor)
– Hakaze Idea _Geneva 2007 (Inside Designer)
– Mazda three manufacturing inside _2008 (Inside Designer)
– Mazda CX-7 2004 – 2006 in Hiroshima (Lead Inside Designer)
– Mazda 6 MPS idea _2002 (Lead Inside Designer)
|Since 1998||Joined Mazda Motor Europe in Oberursel as
Designer of superior concepts for manufacturing and idea interiors
|Schooling||MA in Automobile Design from the Royal School of Artwork in London, UK
MA in Product Design – Artesis College School Antwerp, Belgium
|Hobbies||Accumulating and renovating design classics, music and journey.
|Born||October 30, 1968|