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Steve Mattin has been appointed new Design Director at Volvo Car Corporation.

Steve Mattin has had a long career at DaimlerChrysler with several major design projects under his responsibility. He is now leaving the Senior Design Manager position at DaimlerChrysler and will start his new job as Vice President and Design Director at Volvo Car Corporation in May 1.


"Volvo Cars has a very exciting time ahead when it comes to product design. I am very happy to see Steve Mattin taking the lead into the future and bring us to the next level of Volvo design", said Volvo Cars President and CEO, Hans-Olov Olsson.


Steve Mattin is well respected in the automotive design community. He has a real passion for premium cars, which he has proved well during his 17 years at DaimlerChrysler.


"Ford Motor Company continues to be a magnet for top design talent. Steve is a recognized talent with a proven track record established at one of Europe's most prestigious brands", said J Mays, group vice president of Design and Chief Creative Officer of Ford Motor Company.


Steve Mattin was born in Bedford, England in 1964 and has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Transport Design at the Coventry University where he graduated in 1987. In 1997 Steve Mattin was named "Designer of the year" by Autocar Magazine.


Steve Mattin will report to Volvo Cars President and CEO, Hans-Olov Olsson as well as J Mays, group vice president of Design and Chief Creative Officer of Ford Motor Company.


Name: Stephen (Steve) Mattin

Present position: Design Director. Reports to CEO.

Joined Volvo Car Corporation: 1 May 2005.

Born: 29 October 1964 in Bedford, England

Education: Bachelor of Arts (Honors) Degree Industrial Design 1983-1987, Coventry University, England

Previous positions:

From May 2005 Design Director, Volvo Car Corporation.

2003-2005 Senior Design Manager, DaimlerChrysler. Exterior/Interior Design S-, M-, R-Class, SL, SLK, SLR, Maybach (DE/P2E).

2000–2003 Senior Design Manager, DaimlerChrysler. Exterior/Interior Design M-, R-, G-Class (DE/P4).

1993-2000 Design Manager, DaimlerChrysler.

1990-1993 Senior Designer, DaimlerChrysler.

1987-1993 Designer, DaimlerChrysler.


1997 Designer of the year - Autocar Magazine

1987 Winner – Royal Society of Arts Design Bursary competition (automotive section)

1986 Finalist – PRI Plastics on the Road competition

1979 Winner – BP Style It competition

Languages: English and German

Hobbies: cars, driving, travel, design & art, photography, cooking, relaxing with friends.



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