2017 Eyeson design Award winners 


January 10, 2017, Detroit, Michigan

EyesOn Design Awards are the officially-sanctioned design awards for the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). They honor the best production and concept vehicles making their worldwide auto show debut in Detroit.

The awards are prominently displayed in design studios around the world and are merchandised as industry validation of great design.

A panel of design leaders representing worldwide automotive manufacturers and transportation design chiefs from top design schools around the globe select vehicles to receive EyesOn Design Awards at the North American International Auto Show in the following categories:

  • EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence Concept Car, presented. by Dassault Systèmes
  • EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence Production Car, presented by Lacks Enterprises
  • EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence Concept Truck, presented by Henry Ford Health System
  • EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence Production Truck, presented by Henry Ford Health System
  • EyesOn Design Award for Innovative Use of Color, Graphics and Materials, presented by Axalta Coating Systems
  • EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence Interior Design, presented by ABC Group Inc.
  • EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence – User Experience Award, presented by Henry Ford Health System Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology
  • Designer Catalyst Award, presented by Henry Ford Health System Department of Ophthalmology

2017 Chief Judges

Kevin Hunter, President of Toyota Motor Corporation’s North American Design Studio; Calty Design Research 

Dave Marek, Acura Global Creative Director, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.

Michael Simcoe, Vice President, GM Global Design General Motors

Jack Telnack, Vice President of Design (Retired), Ford Motor Corporation

2017 Judges

Charles Allen Senior Vice President/General Manager And Director (Retired), Honda R&D Americas, Inc.

Anne Asensio, Vice President Design Experience, Dassault Systèmes

Christopher Benjamin, Head Of Interior Design, FCA – North America

Anthony Borja, Associate Director, School Of Industrial Design Academy of Art University

Klaus Busse, Vice President of Design, FCA Europe

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

David Cohen Assistant Chief Designer, Subaru

Colin Dhillon Director of Industrial Design & Marketing, ABC Group of Companies

Thomas J. Gould Director of Design, Research and Craftsmanship, Adient

Tom KearnsChief Designer, Kia Design North America       

Amko Leenarts, Global Interior Design Director, Ford Motor Company

Craig Metros Exterior Design Director, North America, Ford Motor Company      

Keith Nagara Director of Industrial Design and Transportation Design Programs Lawrence Technological University

Steve Pasteiner Founder/Owner, Advanced Automotive Technologies

Joel Piaskowski Director of Design, Ford Of Europe

Dave Rand, Design Consultant Executive Director of Global Advanced Design (Retired), General Motors

Stewart Reed Chair, Transportation Design, Artcenter College of Design

Pat Schiavone, Vice President, Global Consumer Design Whirlpool Corporation

Paul SnyderHelen Farago Chair of Transportation Design, College for Creative Studies        

Mark Trostle, Sr.  Founder, American Speed Company Director of Creative Services, Roush Industries

2017 Chief Docent

Gerry Piaskowski, Director of Design at DaimlerChrysler. (Retired)

2017 Docents

Jeevak Badve VP, Strategic Growth at Sundberg-Ferar
Brian Baker Executive Design Consultant Founder Autoarcheology
Brook Banham Owner, Middlecott LLC
Bill Barranco Director and CEO, Autovision RCD, Inc
Ken Carlson Designer (Retired) General Motors Design & Chrysler Design
Mahdi Chowdhury Independent Automotive Designer
Andre Clemons Catia Design & Styling,Dassault Systemes
Dan Darancou, Vice President of Design Ch-Auto Technology
Peter Davis Chief Designer/FCA Design Liaison, Pixlhut
Frank Dionisopoulos,   Senior Designer, Chrysler
Glen Durmisevich, Chief Designer Navistar
Greg Greeson, Griddesign
Richard Gresens, Senior Global Director, Laundry Design – Whirlpool Corporation
Tom Hale, Artist
Ryan Patrick Joyce, Design Manager, Jeep® Brand Interiors Product Design Office, FCA US LLC
Henri Kavaja Automotive Designer, Product Designer, Artist and Entrepreneur
Pete Lawlis, Head Of Interior Systems Chrysler
Nancy Lockhart, Color Marketing Manager Axalta Coating Systems
John Manoogian, Founder, Forzablitz
David McIntosh, League Of Retired Automotive Designers
Bill Michalak, General Motors Design (Retired)
Gail Miciuda, Director Of Advanced Business Development, SRG Global
Peter Montero, Product Planner, Fiat Chrysler Automotive
Pat Murray, Founder, Murray Design LLC
Victor Nacif, Chief Creative Officer at Brojure.Com
Steve Nowicki, New Business Development / Creative Services
Tom Obertynski, MD, Michigan Glaucoma Specialists
Dave O’Connell, Chief Designer, Divergent3d
Brad Palmer, Senior Vehicle Designer, Tata Technologies
Richard Plavetich, General Manager, Nissan Design America, San Diego
Christos Roustemis, Design Lead Cadillac Interior Studio GM Design
Sebastian Sullen, Senior Cad Design Engineering General Motors
Kip Wasenko, Designer, Cadilla

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