Tata Motors Elevates Martin Uhlarik as New Global Design Head

Auto major Tata Motors has elevated Martin Uhlarik as the new Global Design Head of the company after the resignation of Pratap Bose.

April 29, 2021. By Manu Tayal

Auto major Tata Motors has elevated Martin Uhlarik as the new Global Design Head of the company, after the resignation of Pratap Bose.

Uhlarik was till recently serving as Head of Design for Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC) since 2016, and has led the development of the Impact 3 generation of vehicles.

Over the course of his 27-year career Uhlarik has been involved in the design of successful nameplates with leading global OEMs.

Commenting on the development, Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD of Tata Motors, said, “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Martin Uhlarik as the new Global Design Head of Tata Motors. Martin is an experienced automobile designer with deep domain knowledge of design, keen understanding of international trends and extensive operational experience with leading automobile companies in several geographies. His rich experience and expertise will inspire our teams to further enhanceour vehicle design philosophy and language. I take this opportunity to also thank Pratap for his services and wish him the best for the future.”

Uhlarik will continue to operate from TMETC in the UK, and will lead teams in the 3 Tata Motors Design centres in Coventry in the UK; Turin in Italy; and Pune in India.

He will report into Shailesh Chandra, President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors.

Uhlarik has a degree in Industrial Design from the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto, Canada in 1993 and a degree in Transportation Design from Art Center College of Design in Vevey, Switzerland in 1994.

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