2012 Kuwait Concours Judge Spotlight: Marek Reichman – United Kingdom

By Auto News Log • January 28th, 2012

As Aston Martin’s Director of Design he has been responsible for numerous new models at Aston Martin, his most notable contributions include the DBS and Rapide. Prior to Aston Martin, Marek worked on the Rolls-Royce Phantom, the Lincoln MKX Concept and Navicross Concept Cars and the current-generation Range Rover.

He graduated from Teesdale University in Newcastle with a First Class Honors Degree (BA) in Industrial Design in 1989 and studied Vehicle Design at the Royal College of Art in London. In 2006, his alma mater awarded him an Honorary Master of Science.

Marek began his design career in 1991 with Rover Cars. When Rover Cars was purchased by BMW in 1995, he moved to BMW Designworks in California, U.S.A. to become Senior Designer, and led the overhaul of Land Rover design DNA for future production models most significant of which became the 2003 all-new Range Rover.
Reichman returned to the UK in 1998 to establish a London based design studio capable of producing full-size models. After, he worked for Ford North America (Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury) where he held the position of Director of Design for Product, Interior Design Strategy and Process. Reichman’s position at Ford allowed him to come into contact with Aston Martin where he has been its Director of Design since 2005. His design experience has made him a regular judge at design awards and a lecturer at numerous conferences.

The excitement is building in the collector car and auto enthusiast world with the upcoming Kuwait Concours d’Elegance taking place February 15th – 18th, 2012.

Learn more about the Kuwait Concours: http://www.kuwait-concours.com

 

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