Bentley Motors has today announced that John Paul Gregory will be its new Head of Exterior Design after SangYup Lee, the previous head, left earlier in the year
John Paul has spent more than 8 years with Bentley, most recently holding the position as Advanced Exterior Design Leader.
On John Paul’s promotion, Stefan Sielaff, Director of Design at Bentley Motors, commented:
“John Paul’s experience at Bentley is invaluable. He brings a passion for the brand and a deep understanding of the direction we wish to go in. This is an important time for the company as we look ahead to new models with John Paul, alongside our highly-skilled design team, bringing many insights and ideas to inspire the next great Bentley.”
Before joining Bentley in 2008, Gregory spent four years as an Exterior Designer for Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, following completion of a Masters Degree in Automotive Design at Hochschule Pforzheim University in Germany. Prior to this he studied in his native UK, gaining an Honours Degree in Transportation Design at the University of Northumbria, England.
On his appointment, John Paul Gregory commented:
“Bentley has an illustrious design history with an instantly recognisable, distinctive design language, one I am already very proud to play a part in evolving. I look forward to helping shape the next chapter and maintaining Bentley’s iconic status as a creator of luxurious, desirable, high performance cars.”
During the time that JP and I have worked at Bentley we have become great friends, so it is of particular pleasure to see him move into this pinnacle role at Bentley Motors. Congratulations!