Tata Motors appoints Martin Uhlarik as global design head

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on April 29, 2021

He will take over Pratap Bose

Tata Motors announced on Thursday that Martin Uhlarik has been appointed as the new Global Design Head of the company.

Uhlarik was till recently the Head of Design for Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC) and takes over his new role from Pratap Bose who has chosen to pursue opportunities outside the company, Tata Motors said in a statement.

Over the course of his 27-year career, Uhlarik has been involved in the design of successful nameplates with leading global OEMs. Since joining Tata Motors in 2016 as Head of Design, UK, he has led the development of the Impact 3 generation of vehicles.

Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD, Tata Motors said: “Martin is an experienced automobile designer with deep domain knowledge of design, keen understanding of international trends and extensive operational experience with leading automobile companies in several geographies. His rich experience and expertise will inspire our teams to further enhance our vehicle design philosophy and language.”

Uhlarik will continue to operate from TMETC in the UK. He will lead teams in the three Tata Motors Design centres in Coventry (UK), Turin (Italy) and Pune (India). He will report to Shailesh Chandra, President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors.

Uhlarik has a degree in Industrial Design from the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto, Canada in 1993, and a degree in Transportation Design from Art Center College of Design in Vevey, Switzerland in 1994.

Published on April 29, 2021

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