Jean-Philippe Salar will lead LADA Design team
Effective January 1, 2021, Jean-Philippe Salar will take a position of Vice-President, LADA Design Director. Steve Mattin, who acted in this position for the past 9 years, took a decision to step off the operational activities for personal reasons.
Jean-Philippe Salar, born in 1973, is coming to AVTOVAZ from position of the Design Director for Groupe Renault in Eastern Europe (based in Bucharest), where he worked for the past 5 years and was in charge of the design development of all the Dacia line-up (Duster, new Sandero, new Logan, including Arkana for Russia). In 2013-2015 Mr Salar headed the design team at Renault Samsung Motors in Korea, in 2008-2013 worked in position of studio chief designer in charge of the Renault Design Center Mumbai in India.
Mr Caracatzanis stated: Steve has successfully led the team at LADA Design. He has been fully engaged in the LADA design renewal for 9 years and is a key contributor to the strong renewal of the LADA model line-up. I thank him for these major achievements and I am happy that Steve has accepted my proposal to continue his relationship with AVTOVAZ as my advisor. I wish Mr Salar all the best in the new position and count on his strong contribution in implementation of the LADA ambitious product plan.