Malcolm Ward appointed Director of Exterior Design
Malcolm Ward has been named Director of
Exterior Design for General Motors Europe, effective
immediately. In this capacity, he will be charged with
overseeing the exterior design of the Opel/Vauxhall brand
vehicles. Ward succeeds Phillip Zak, who has left the company.
Malcom Ward, 44, last
held the position of Chief Designer Advanced Concepts,
but he is perhaps best known in Opel/Vauxhall as chief
exterior designer of the Insignia, named Car of the Year
2009 and winner of the prestigious red dot design award.
The British citizen studied industrial
design at the University of Coventry and at the Royal College of
Art in London before starting his career at Vauxhall and Opel.
In the more than 20 years Ward has
worked at Opel, he has put his creative juices to work in such
diverse projects as the Calibra and the current Zafira.