Rolls-Royce chief designer resigned six months laterOctober 4, 2019
Josef Kaban, chief designer of Rolls-Royce, took office in April of this year, and exactly six months later announced his retirement. The official statement said that he was leaving the company to “do something else.”
“Despite the fact that Joseph did not stay with us for long, we thank him for his contribution to the common cause and wish him all the best for the future,” commented Torsten Muller-Otvos, CEO of Rolls-Royce, on the resignation of Kaban. Boar was appointed to the post of chief designer on April 1 of this year, after he worked for several years at BMW. Who will take his post will be announced later.
Josef Kaban began his career at the age of 20, becoming the youngest designer in the history of Volkswagen. One of his largest projects was work on the appearance of the Bugatti Veyron hypercar. He also participated in the development of the Skoda Octavia, Kodiaq and Superb, as well as the Volkswagen Lupo. In addition, Kaban headed the design divisions of Audi and Skoda, and in 2017 moved to work at BMW.
What Boar will do is not yet known. Perhaps the designer will follow the example of colleagues and open his own design studio. So did the former Jaguar design director Ian Callum: he founded the Callum studio, whose debut project was a series of 25 modified Aston Martin Vanquish V12. Another designer, Etienne Salome, who once worked at Bugatti, moved away from car design and started designing yachts.
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