03 January 2005

Fiat Auto - Flavio Manzoni is the new head of the Fiat, Lancia, Light Commercial Vehicles and Advance Design Styling Centres

Flavio Manzoni has been appointed Head of the Styling Centres for Fiat (entrusted to Christopher Reitz), Lancia (Marco Tencone), Light Commercial Vehicles (Peter Jansen) and Advance Design (Roberto Giolito). Manzoni, who is subordinate to Harald Wester, Head of the Fiat Auto Engineering & Design Department, replaces Humberto Rodriguez, who has resigned from Fiat Auto.

Manzoni was born in Nuoro, on January 7, 1965, and holds a Degree in Architecture, specialising in Industrial Design, from the University of Florence.

After gaining professional experience in the fields of architecture and industrial design, Manzoni joined Fiat Auto in 1993 as a designer at the Lancia Styling Centre, taking responsibility for interiors in 1996.

From 1999 to 2001, Manzoni filled a similar position at the Seat Styling Centre in Spain.

In November 2001, Manzoni returned to Fiat Auto, as head of the Lancia Styling Centre. In March 2004, he took responsibility for the Fiat Styling Centre.

Among other elements, he has developed the interiors of the Lancia Lybra, Thesis, Maserati 3200 GT and the Dialogos concept car, coordinating the projects for the Lancia Ypsilon and Musa and the Granturismo, Stilnovo and Fulvia Coupe concept cars. Where the Fiat brand is concerned, he has worked on the projects for the new Stilo, the Multipla, and the Palio face-lift. While he was at Seat, Manzoni worked on the interiors of the Tango, Salsa, Leon/Toledo and Altea.

Turin, January 3, 2005


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