Former SEAT design boss Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos will likely be tasked with shaping the Renaults of the long run, as per a supply near the matter.
The 52-year previous Mesonero-Romanos will be part of the French model “to strengthen the design crew,” claims the supply, including that he’ll reply on to Renault design chief Laurens van den Acker, studies Autonews Europe.
The Spaniard helped SEAT return to profitability throughout the 9 years he spent there, and can now reunite along with his former boss, Luca de Meo, who took over as Renault Group CEO this month. Whereas Renault has to this point declined to remark, a SEAT spokesperson confirmed that Mesonero-Romanos left the corporate at his personal request.
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“Seat thanks Mesonero-Romanos for his wonderful work on the head of the design crew over the previous 9 years and needs him all the very best for his future,” acknowledged the Spanish model, whose R&D chief, Werner Tietz, will take over as interim design boss till a brand new division head is appointed.
Mesonero-Romanos has truly labored for Renault earlier than. Between 2007 and 2009 he was head of the superior design division, when he left to change into design director at Renault Samsung Motors in South Korea. His first job nonetheless took place in 1994, when he joined the VW Group.
At SEAT, he was there for the introduction of the Ateca, Arona and Tarraco crossovers, in addition to the fifth-generation Ibiza and the final two generations of the Leon. He additionally formed Cupra fashions just like the Formentor and Tavascan.