Martin Uhlarik, the Head of Design, UK for Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC) took over from ace designer Pratap Bose, Vice President – Global Design as the Global Design Head of Tata Motors. Bose has chosen to pursue opportunities outside the company and is reportedly expected to join the Mahindra Advanced Design Europe (MADE) centre in the West Midlands, in the UK. In his nearly three-decade career, Uhlarik has gathered a diverse experience from his stints as Senior Interior Designer at Skoda Auto a.s., Project Design Leader at Nissan Design Europe, London, and as UK Design Director at SAIC Motor UK Technical Centre Ltd. Guenter Butschek, CEO and MD, Tata Motors, said, “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 enhance our vehicle design philosophy and language.” He also thanked Bose for his services and wished him the best for the future. Uhlarik will continue to operate from TMETC in the UK and will lead teams in the three Tata Motors Design centres in Coventry (UK), Turin (Italy) and Pune (India). He will report to Shailesh Chandra, President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors. He holds a degree in Industrial Design from the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto, Canada and a degree in Transportation Design from Art Center College of Design in Vevey, Switzerland.


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