Brad Fanshaw and Matt D'Andria welcome in-studio guest Pontus Fontaeus for this week's episode of Shift and Steer. The guys ask Pontus about his work as Executive Design Director for GAC Research and Development, as well as recent Tesla news.
Pontus Fontaeus is the Executive Design Director at GAC Advanced Design Center. Established in 2017 in Newport Beach, California, GAC Advanced Design Center Los Angeles is GAC’s first global satellite design studio. The Design Center also serves as a production studio to provide creative support for GAC Design in China and a trend research post for the American market as well as global design trends on behalf of GAC. Make sure to follow us and subscribe!NoBraking can be found on Instagram and Facebook
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Pontus Fontaeus is the Executive Design Director of GAC Advanced Design Center in Los Angeles, California. GAC is one of China’s largest automakers producing FCA vehicles, Toyotas, Hondas, Mitsubishis, and Peugeots under license for the Chinese market. He is an internationally recognized Swedish Car Designer who graduated from Art Center College of Design in Switzerland in 1993. Pontus has lived and worked in eight countries before his current role at GAC. He has nearly 30 years of design experience within the areas of automotive transportation product and graphic design, advertising, illustration, architecture projects, and with the VW Design Studio in Berlin. He served as the Interior Chief for Ferrari and worked at Volvo Car Corporation, Kia Motors Europe, General Motors, Renault, and Volkswagen. Pontus is spearheading the launch of a GAC vehicle for the American market in 2019.