Lorenzo Ramaciotti

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Lorenzo Ramaciotti (born 1948)[1] is an Italian car designer. Ramaciotti started his career with Pininfarina in 1972 and retired in 2005. In 2007 he became Group Chief of Design at Fiat Group Automobiles, responsible for all the Fiat Group brands, including Alfa Romeo, Lancia and Maserati. In 2015 he was replaced by Ralph Gilles.

Career[edit]

Ramaciotti was born in Modena.

He graduated from Polytechnic University of Turin with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1972, and joined Pininfarina after graduating.[2] He was appointed General Manager of Pininfarina Studi e Ricerche in early 1988 and in 2002 became Managing Director and CEO of Pininfarina Ricerca and Sviluppo and retired in 2005.[1]

In 2007 he joined Fiat Group as Group Chief of Design after being head-hunted by Fiat's CEO Sergio Marchionne,[3] overseeing design of all the Group marques. In 2011 he was appointed member of the Group Executive Council.

Designs[edit]

Cars designed by Ramaciotti at Pininfarina:[2]

Cars designed by Ramaciotti at FCA

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Italian Legend Steering Car Design for Fiat-Chrysler". Bloomberg. 14 March 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Who's Where: Lorenzo Ramaciotti appointed Chief of Design for Fiat Group". Car Design News. 28 May 2007. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  3. ^ "11 Questions for Maserati's Head of Design". Maxim. 6 January 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Meet the king of Italian car design". Top Gear. 2 April 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2015.

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