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Gorden Wagener to become New Head
of Design at Mercedes-Benz
Stuttgart - From mid-2008 onwards,
Gorden Wagener is to head the globally active design division of
Mercedes-Benz. The diploma’ed designer, aged 39, is to succeed
Professor Peter Pfeiffer, who will be retiring after forty years
of service with the company. Currently, Gorden Wagener heads the
Strategic Advanced Design department and as such acts as
director of the Mercedes design studios in California and Japan.
“Gorden Wagener will continue the
successful work of Professor Peter Pfeiffer. He was involved to
a considerable degree in developing the design of the passenger
car models currently on the market, and will lead the Mercedes
design into the future with his new and creative ideas”, said
Dr. Thomas Weber, member of the Daimler Board of Management.
Gorden Wagener has worked for Mercedes-Benz since 1997. As head
of the Advanced Design department, Wagener is among the pioneers
within the Stuttgartautomotive brand who develop future vehicle
concepts and work towards the realisation of new design
strategies. Wagener and his team showcased their ideas for the
premium automobile of the future with their much-noted research
vehicle F 700, which was presented by Mercedes-Benz in the fall
The incumbent Mercedes Head of
Design studied Industrial Design at the University of Essen in
Germany and later focussed on Transportation Design at the Royal
College of Art in London. He began his career as Exterior
Designer in 1995, and joined Mercedes-Benz in Sindelfingen two
years later. In 1999, he became head of the Exterior / Interior
Styling department, designing the models of the GL-, M- and
R-Class with his team. In 2002, Wagener was responsible for the
design of the models making up the A-, B-, C-, E-, CLK- and CLS-Class.
Since 2006, the diploma’ed designer has been directing the
Advanced Design department and acted as director of the Mercedes
design studios in California and Japan. He was appointed as head
of Strategic Advanced Design in 2007. Gorden Wagener was born on
September 3rd, 1968 in Essen.
(March 28, 2008)