Eric Stoddard

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Eric Stoddard (born 24 June 1975), is an automobile and industrial designer who has worked for DaimlerChrysler and Hyundai Kia Automotive Group.

Background[edit]

Stoddard was raised in Rochester, New York and is the son of a violinist for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and had an early passion for Car design.

Early career[edit]

After graduating from the Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, Ohio with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design, Eric worked as a designer at DaimlerChrysler from 1998 to 2002.

In 2002 he was recruited to work for Hyundai Motor Company in Irvine, California. In 2008, Eric joined Hyundai in Korea.

DaimlerChrysler[edit]

While at the Chrysler Headquarters and Technology Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Eric worked under Don Renkert to design the Chrysler Crossfire Concept [1][2] released at the North American International Auto Show in 2001. Eric went on to become the lead exterior designer of the production model of the Chrysler Crossfire under Andrew Dyson.[3]

Eric was also the lead exterior designer on the Dodge SRT-4 as well as a contributing designer to the Chrysler Pacifica, 2003 Dodge Viper and Chrysler Sebring.

Hyundai[edit]

Hyundai Genesis Coupe concept

In 2002, Eric was recruited as a senior designer to Hyundai Kia Automotive Group in Irvine, California. At Hyundai, under Design Chief Joel Piaskowski, Eric lead the exterior design of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe Concept[4] unveiled at the 2007 LA Auto Show, the Production 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe,[5] the HCD-9 Talus Concept,[6] the 2007 Hyundai Elantra and KCD-1 Slice Concept.[7]

Awards[edit]

Eric Stoddard is the recipient of a Red Dot Design Award in 2009 for a bicycle design concept called the Zoomla[8] and is a finalist for the 2010 Taipei Cycle Show for his bicycle entry named the AutoVelo.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keebler, Jack (October 2002). "Chrysler Crossfire - The Penta Star's next concept-to-production story?". Motor Trend (Motor Trend). Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Wyss, Wallace (April 2003). "Not Caught in the Crossfire: How Chrysler didn't water down the Crossfire concept for production.". CarandDriver.com (Car and Driver). Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Patton, Phil (May 2007). "From a Bad Marriage, Pretty Babies". New York Times (The New York Times). Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  4. ^ Lamm, John (October 2008). "2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe - New and Future Cars". Road and Track (Road and Track). Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "ALL-NEW HYUNDAI GENESIS COUPE" (Press release). Hyundai News. June 2009. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  6. ^ "Hyundai reveals rear-drive V8 HCD9 Talus high-set sports coupe". Hyundai.com.au (Press release). Hyundai PR. January 2006. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  7. ^ "KIA KCD-1 SLICE OFFERS A NEW TWIST ON THE CROSSOVER CONCEPT". Kia Media (Press release). Kia Media. January 2003. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  8. ^ "Zoomla: Red Dot Design Award Concept 2009". red-dot.sg. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  9. ^ Moore, Elizabeth Armstrong. "Copy the car: AutoVelo is no ordinary bike". cnet.com (CNET). Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  10. ^ "Entries of the 14th IBDC". taipeicycle.com.tw. Retrieved 4 February 2010.