PARIS – Former Mazda Motor Corp. designer Laurens van den Acker will succeed Patrick Le Quement as head of Renault SA’s 350-member design department, Ward’s learns. Le Quement, 64-year-old senior vice president-industrial design, is retiring. Renault has not yet made the announcement, but key staff members have been informed. The change marks the latest in a spate of moves affecting the auto industry’s design community. Since the end of January, five auto makers have replaced top ...

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