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Merc designer joins VW

by CAR magazine on 17/12/2002

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Mercedes-Benz’s deputy design chief, Murat Günak, has been named Volkswagen’s new head of design.

Mercedes-Benz’s deputy design chief, Murat Günak, has been named Volkswagen’s new head of design.

Günak, 44, takes charge of the Volkswagen, Skoda and Bentley brands from April 1 2003. He will report to Dr Hartmut Warkuss, 62, head of design for Volkswagen Group, and is expected to become his successor.

Günak studied design at Hochschule für Bildende Kunst (Academy of Fine Arts) in Kassel and was awarded the degree of Master of Automotive Design by the Royal College of Arts in London.

Günak became head of design at Peugeot in 1994 before moving in 1998 to DaimlerChrysler AG in Stuttgart.

He was jointly responsible for designing passenger cars at the luxury Mercedes-Benz unit of DaimlerChrysler, where he worked on the recently launched Maybach limousine.

“For the Volkswagen Group, this appointment is a further important step towards implementing the new brand group structure,” the company said in a statement.