Collins & Aikman Names Miller Senior Director -- Design for Global Product Development Division.Business Editors & Automotive Writers
TROY, Mich.--(AutomotiveWire)--Oct. 3, 2000
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In making the announcement, Graham Tompson, Senior Vice President for the Division, noted "Miller's extensive global design expertise and knowledge about the automotive industry The automotive industry is the industry involved in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and sale of motor vehicles. In 2006, more than 69 million motor vehicles, including cars and commercial vehicles were produced worldwide. will enhance our ability to develop and produce innovative products for our customers worldwide. We're very excited that an industry veteran like Miller has joined our team and I'm confident that with his design experience and leadership skills, he'll immediately add value to both Collins & Aikman and our customers."
Miller brings more than 15 years of domestic and global design experience to Collins & Aikman. His most recent assignment was with Ford Motor Company as Design Manager for its Truck Vehicle Center Color and Trim department. Miller has been involved with design aspects of several car and truck programs for Ford including the complete instrumental panel design theme for the 1995 Lincoln Continental The Lincoln Continental, an automobile produced by the Lincoln division of Ford Motor Company, began for the 1939 model year. Over the next 63 years, despite these cars sharing under-pinnings with less expensive Ford automobiles, Continental was usually a distinguishly-styled, , Ford Crown Victoria For the Police Interceptor version used by law enforcement, see Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. For the 1979–1991 version known as the LTD Crown Victoria, see Ford LTD Crown Victoria. and Mercury Grand Marquis The Mercury Grand Marquis is a full-size rear-wheel drive sedan sold by the Mercury division of the Ford Motor Company and manufactured at the St. Thomas Assembly Plant in Canada. It was also built in St. Louis, Missouri until 1985. . Additionally, he was involved in the exterior design feasibility/development for the 1998 F-Super Duty, 1998 Ranger, and 1999 F-150. While at Ford's Hiroshima Design Center, he followed design exterior feasibility for the 1996 Ford Escort, Tracer and ZX2 programs and, most notably the 2001 Ford Escape. Miller was also involved in the initial interior and exterior design development of the Mark III Golf and Jetta programs for Volkswagen located in Duesseldorf, Germany. He began his design career at the General Motors Technical Center The GM Technical Center is a General Motors facility in Warren, Michigan. The acclaimed campus is home to 16,000 GM engineers, designers, and technicians and has been the center of the company's engineering effort for 50 years. as a Design Intern working on the Buick Wildcat show car and the following year as a Design Intern with Ford's Truck department. Miller earned a bachelor's degree in fine arts from the Center For Creative Studies, Detroit, Mich.
Collins & Aikman Corporation (NYSE:CKC), is the global leader of floor and acoustic systems and a leading supplier of automotive fabric, interior trim, and convertible top systems. The Company's operations span the globe with 63 facilities and nearly 16,000 employees in 12 countries who are committed to achieving total excellence. Collins & Aikman's high-quality products combine industry-leading design and styling capabilities, superior manufacturing capabilities and the industry's most effective NVH NVH Noise, Vibration and Harshness
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