the EyesOn Design Awards at the North American International Auto Show, were presented on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019.

The awards will be presented at 3:40PM on the Atrium Stage.


2019 Chief Judges

Joel Piaskowski, Global Director Design, Cars and Crossovers, Ford Motor Co.

Stewart Reed, Chair of the Transportation Design Department at ArtCenter College of Design

Paul Snyder, Helen Farago Chair of Transportation Design, College for Creative Studies

2019 Judges

Anne Asensio, Vice-Présidente Design Experience,Dassault Systèmes

Chris Benjamin, Head of Fusion Studio & Jeep Passenger Car and UV Interior Design, FCA – North America

Wayne Cherry, Vice President of Design (Retired) General Motors Corporation

Kemal Curic, Chief Designer at The Lincoln Motor Company

Dan Darancou, Vice-President of Design, CH-Auto Technology

Colin Dhillon, Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturer’s Association (APMA)

Thomas Gould, Director of Design, Innovation and Craftsmanship, Adient

Karim Habib, Executive Design Director, Infiniti Motor Company, LTD

Kevin Hunter, President of Toyota Motor Corporation’s North American design studio, Calty Design Research

John Manoogian, Director of Design and a Board member of Quadrobot, Inc

Pat Murray, Founder, Murray Design LLC

Victor Nacif, Chief Creative Officer at, Design Mentor at Intersection/The Design Academy, Design Instructor at New School of Architecture and Design, San Diego

Keith Nagara, Director Of Industrial Design & Transportation Design Programs Lawrence Technological University

Steve Pasteiner, Founder/Owner, Advanced Automotive Technologies

Dave Rand, Design Consultant, Director of Brand for Design, Changan Automotive (Retired)

Pat Schiavone, Visiting Associate Professor of Product Design, College for Creative Studies

Michael Simcoe, Vice-President, GM Global Design, General Motors Corp.

Danny Stillion, Partner & Executive Design Director, IDEO

Mark Trostle, Jr., Head of Performance, Passenger Car and Utility Vehicle Exterior Design, FCA North America

Kip Wasenko, GM Design (Retired)

2019 Chief Docent

Gerry Piaskowski, Director of Design (Retired), DaimlerChrysler

2019 Docents

Jeevak Badve, Vice-President, Strategic Growth at Sundberg-Ferar
Brian Baker, Executive Design Consultant, Founder AutoAdventures
Brook Banham, Owner Middlecott, LLC
Bill Barranco, Automotive Design Services Consultant, Founder, Autovision RCD, Inc.
Ken Carlson, Chrysler Design (Retired)
Mahdi Chowdhury, Transportation Designer, Lear Corporation
Andre Clemons, Solutions Director and Design Ambassador, Dassault Systèmes
Peter Davis, Director of Design at Bordrin New Energy Vehicle Corporation
Frank Dionisopoulos, Senior Designer at FCA ‘s MOPAR Design
Glen Durmisevich, Chief Designer, Navistar
Harman Gill, Industrial Designer, ABC Group Inc.
Richard Gresens, Principal, Gresenrich LLC
Tom Hale, Artist
Pete Lawlis, Head of Interior Systems, FCA
Nancy Lockhart, Color Marketing Manager, Axalta Coating Systems
David McIntosh, League of Retired Automotive Designers
Bill Michalak, Retired, GM Design, General Motors Inc.
Gail Miciuda, Business & Product Development Manager, Thermoflex Corporation
Pete Montero, Manager of Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center’s Product Planning & Packaging
Dave O’Connell, Chief Designer, Divergent3D
Tom Obertynski, Michigan Glaucoma Specialists
Brad Palmer, Designer, MAYCO International Oneita Porter, Lead Creative Designer, Color + Trim: Commodities and Innovation, General Motors Design
Christos Roustemis, Designer,Teaching Graduate and Undergraduate Design at Wayne State University and College for Creative Studies
Sebastian Sullen, Senior Design Engineer, General Motors Corporation

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2019 EyesOn Design Winners Announced

The EyesOn Design Awards at the North American International Auto Show, the officially-sanctioned design awards of NAIAS, were presented on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.

Photo: Mike Rott, Dynasty Media Network

Photo: Mike Rott, Dynasty Media Network

Best Concept Vehicle  -  Infiniti QX 3 Inspiration Concept 
- Presented by Dassault Systèmes
The judges say: "A new and fresh look that shows extraordinary sophistication and simplicity."

Best Designed Interior  Infiniti QX 3 Inspiration Concept 
- Presented by ABC Technologies
The judges say: "True inspiration and functionality."

Innovative Use of Color, Graphics or Materials  Infiniti QX 3 Inspiration Concept
- Presented by Axalta
The judges say: "Embodies a modern take on materials while retaining a clean Japanese sensibility." 

Photo: DW3 Photography

Photo: DW3 Photography

Best Production Vehicle  Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 
- Presented by Covestro LLC
The judges say: "The next best tribute to the Mustang ... what the car really represents."

Photo: Mike Rott, Dynasty Media Network

Photo: Mike Rott, Dynasty Media Network

Best Designed Exterior Lighting -  Lexus LC Convertible Concept 
- Presented by Varroc Lighting Systems 
The judges say: "Flexible functionality; large screens with individual presets for multiple users."

Thank you to the entire judging panel, including this year's Chief Judges:

Joel Piaskowski   Global Director Design, Cars and Crossovers, Ford Motor Co. 
Stewart Reed   Transportation Design Chair, ArtCenter College of Design 
Paul Snyder   Helen Farago Chair of Transportation Design, College for Creative Studies 
Dave Marek  Acura Global Creative Director, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.

The winning vehicles will be invited to display at the 32nd annual EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition which takes place each Father's Day Sunday at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan.

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