Former Chrysler Group designer Freeman Thomas is headed to Ford Motor Co., where he becomes director-strategic design in North America. Chrysler announced Thomas's departure in April. (See related story: Chrysler Designer Thomas Resigns) Thomas, well known for crafting Volkswagen AG's New Beetle and Audi AG's TT with Ford's Global Design Chief J Mays in the 1990s, most recently headed Chrysler's Pacifica Advance Design Center in California. He is credited with playing a role in the ...

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