Chief Designer, Porsche Design Studio
Michael Mauer, Head, Porsche Design Department - Mauer is responsible for the design and styling of automotive and industrial products. He studied design from 1982 to 1986 at the Polytechnic in Pforzheim, and from there secured his first job in the Design area of Mercedes-Benz AG in Sindelfingen. In 1989 he was appointed Design Project Leader for the Mercedes V Class models, and two years later was in charge of design work for the first SLK model generation. In July 1995 the company appointed him Head of Department and entrusted him with design responsibility for it's A-Class, SLK and SL models.
In 1998 Michael Mauer moved to the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studio in Tokyo as General Manager, and was intensively involved in advanced development work on various model lines. A year later, he was put in charge of Design at MCC Smart GmbH. In June 2000 he went to the Sweedish Saab company as Executive Director Design, and since March 2003 he has also been responsible for Advanced Design at General Motors Europe.