Volkswagen is making some modifications to its design division. The automaker introduced in the present day that Andreas Mindt would turn into the pinnacle of VW design. The automaker has appointed his predecessor, Jozef Kabaň, because the model’s Inventive Artwork Director. Mindt assumes his new position on February 1.
Mindt, at the moment the Director of Bentley Design, started his profession at Volkswagen Group in 1996, graduating with a level from the Pforzheim College College of Design. In 2014, after serving in a number of roles on the Volkswagen model that noticed him work on the design of the first-generation Tiguan and the outside of the Golf 7, Mindt moved to Audi, the place he led a venture to replace the model’s exterior design.
He stayed at Audi till 2021, when he grew to become the Director of Bentley Design. VW Group tasked him with crafting Bentley’s future design language, which was revealed final yr with the Bentley Batur.
Kabaň’s profession at Volkswagen dates again to 1993, and he was concerned in designing the Bugatti Veyron. He studied product and industrial design on the Academy of High-quality Arts and Design in Slovakia and earned a Grasp of Arts in automotive design from the Royal School of Artwork in London in 1997.
He grew to become the pinnacle of Audi’s exterior design in 2003 and served because the Head of Design at Skoda from 2008 to 2017. He then labored at two car manufacturers outdoors of VW Group earlier than returning in 2020 as Chief Designer on the Volkswagen model. Kabaň will report on to Board of Administration member Kai Grünitz, who’s answerable for technical improvement.
Grünitz mentioned Kabaň “left his mark on our complete vary” whereas saying he was “delighted… to achieve Andreas Mindt.” Kabaň’s new position with the VW Group Future Heart Europe will embody growing “forward-looking mobility options for the Volkswagen model.” Like the remainder of the business, Volkswagen is transitioning to construct electrical autos. Mindt will “form Volkswagen’s design language within the upcoming decisive part of our transformation,” Grünitz added.