The EyesOn Design Lifetime Design Achievement Award is presented annually to a person who has made an outstanding impact on the field of automotive design. The Award is determined by its previous recipients, who are other design luminaries.
The Lifetime Design Achievement Award is celebrated at the Vision Honored gala, which kicks off the EyesOn Design weekend of events that culminates with the annual car show in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan: EyesOn Design at Ford House. The gala will be held at Conner Center, the former Dodge Viper assembly plant in Detroit.
Friday, June 16, 2023
20000 Conner St.
Detroit, MI 48205
The Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO), a division of the Department of Ophthalmology, Henry Ford Health, proudly announces Stellantis Chief Design Officer Ralph Gilles as the 2023 winner of the EyesOn Design Lifetime Design Achievement Award.
In 2022 Gilles, 52, celebrates 30 years with Stellantis and its previous companies. He has overseen and contributed to the creation of a vast portfolio of eye-catching designs and turned out some of the most exciting vehicles on the road today wearing badges of the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep® and Ram Truck brands such as the Chrysler 300, Dodge Viper SRT, Ram 1500, Jeep Grand Cherokee and concept vehicles that include the Chrysler Portal, Chrysler Airflow and Dodge Charger Daytona SRT concepts.
The Vision Honored award will be presented to Gilles by Tom Gale, who served as Chrysler Corp. head of design from 1985 to 2000 and helped to transform the automaker into an automotive design leader. Gale mentored Gilles, helping to shape who he is today through leadership and guidance.
For more information, please read the press release.
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