Michael Ani, Founder of Makkina in 1998 as an independent consultancy dedicated to automotive design, leading a team working discreetly for major manufacturers worldwide on production and concept design. 1988-1993 worked at International Automotive Design consultancy, 1993-98 for Audi reaching position of Chief Exterior Designer in VW/Audi’s Design Center Europe for advanced design, Sitges.
Ralf Becker, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Chrom Juwelen and brand consultant with the focus on automotive industry. Car Culture and Motorkultur at all levels, internationally networked.
Marco Bonetto, CEO of Bonetto Design. Design manager since 1983 and son of famous designer Rodolfo Bonetto. 1998-2003 lecturer at the Politecnico di Milano, 2008-11 head of Transportation Design at Domus Academy, Milan.
Daniel Darancou, Chief Designer at CH-Auto Design. Over 25 years of leadership and support roles on award winning cars and advanced concept vehicles. Worked for GM, Toyota, Suzuki, I.DE.A…
Jan Fellstrom, freelance motorcycle designer. Professor at Fachhochschule Pforzheim, co-founder of target DESIGN and former designer at BMW Technik studio.
Eric Gallina, freelance automotive journalist and consultant specializing in vehicle design. Editor-in-Chief of Car Design News until 2012, he is now working on the creation of a new website, Form Trends.
Bart Lenaerts, Freelance motoring journalist since 2002. Author of three books: Waft, Waft 2 and Belgian Car Designers.
Roy Lonberger, CEO of MagnaDesign and LightSpeed Dynamics, and CFO for Blu808 Motorsports, has been a recognized expert in industrial and automobile design for over 50 years. He is a Patron and Mentor to Art Center College of Design transportation design students. He is most recognized by his role in the design of the Astro 1&3 concepts cars, 68-70 Corvette and Camaros, and the original Shadow Can-Am race car.
Marc Ma, Executive Director and Design Chief of Zhongyu Automotive Research Institute since 2004. More than 20 years worked for several Taiwanese and Chinese automotive OEM or independent design companies in Great Chinese Area reachings Design Executive positions.
John Manoogian II, Owner at Forza Blitz Design and Adjunct Professor at College for Creative Studies. Director of Exterior Design at Cadillac 2005-09, Executive Vehicle Chief Designer at GM 1999–2005, Chief Designer – Pontiac 1990–99.
Tsutonu “Tom” Matano, Executive Director, School of Industrial Design, Academy of Art University, San Francisco. 1992-2002 worked for Mazda reaching position of General Manager for Design. He is most famous as designer of Mazda Miata.
Peter Naumann, Dean of Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften München. Freelance product designer since 1991.
Tony Pettman, Freelance Automotive Designer and Artist. Since 1995 worked for such illustrious names as Jaguar Land Rover, McLaren, Volvo Cars, SAAB, Mitsubishi, DAF Trucks and Nissan to name but a few.
Patrick le Quément, one of the most important automotive designers of all time. Co-founder of Sustainable Design School. 1987-2009 worked at Renault retiring from position of Senior Vice President of Quality and Corporate Design.