Who is Martin Uhlarik?
Martin Uhlarik has been previously working as the Head of Design for Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC). He comes with an experience of 27 years working for different carmakers over the time. He had joined Tata Motors back in 2016 as the Head of Design in United Kingdom. He is also credited with the development of the Impact 3 generation of vehicles.
The three Tata Motors design centres in Pune, Italy and the UK will function under him. He will report to Shailesh Chandra, President, Passenger Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors. Uhlarik has a design degree in Industrial Design from Canada and a Transportational Design honours from Switzerland.
Martin Uhlarik Biography
Martin Uhlarik had joined Tata Motors back in 2016 as the Head of Design in United Kingdom. Uhlarik will continue to operate from TMETC in the UK. He will lead teams in the three Tata Motors Design centres in Coventry (UK), Turin (Italy) and Pune (India). He will report into Mr. 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.
Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD, 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 enhance our vehicle design philosophy and language. I take this opportunity to also thank Pratap for his services and wish him the best for the future.”
Tata Motors has appointed Martin Uhlarik as the new Global Design Head of the Indian car manufacturer todau. The announcement came soon after its outgoing global design chief Pratap Bose decided to step down.
The news of Bose’s resignation has come as a big surprise because he was a familiar face within the company and a favourite of the media.
An internal communique by the company states that Bose has decided to leave for better opportunities, a clear indication that he is heading out to another auto brand. The memo adds that he will proceed on leave for the reminder of his tenure.
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