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Ralph Gilles

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Episode 11: Stellantis Chief Design Officer Ralph Gilles

Cars & Culture with Jason Stein

Stellantis Chief Design Officer Ralph Gilles


26 Aug 2021

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S2E45: Designer Ralph Gilles and the new Jeep Grand Wagoneer at the 2021 Monterey Car Week

Total Car Score

In this special episode at the 2021 Monterey Car Week, we interview Ralph Gilles, Global President Product Design at the Stellantis Group, inside the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, which makes the rebirth of a premium American icon, with legendary capability and a new level of luxury, technology and comfort for up to eight passengers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


16 Aug 2021

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Ralph Gilles – Grand Wagoneer

Big Jim's Garage podcast with Jim O'Brien

It’s one of the most iconic vehicles of the last 40 years – and it’s BACK! We talk with FCA’s Global Head of Design Ralph Gilles about the Grand Wagoneer – the design process – wood paneling and the influence of the “weinermobile”. One of my favorite people in the auto industry. The post Ralph Gilles – Grand Wagoneer appeared first on 94.7 WCSX.


16 Sep 2020

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The Paul W. Smith Show ~ Ralph Gilles

The Paul W. Smith Show

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 ~ FCA Global President Product Design Ralph Gilles says that the Jeep Grand Wagoneer concept shows FCA is ready to play with big SUV’s

9 Sep 2020

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Ralph Gilles, Head of Global Design at FCA

Petrolicious Talks

In our first episode, Petrolicious founder and CEO Afshin Behnia joins FCA’s Head of Global Design, Ralph Gilles. Gilles is undoubtedly an artist, but his relationship to cars goes beyond aesthetics. His FCA résumé includes time as the President and CEO of the Motorsports division and President and CEO of the SRT brand, among other positions within FCA, which helps explain why he’s way more of a tire shredder than a bean counter despite his influence in one of the largest car corporations in history.


12 May 2020

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Daily Drive: May 5, 2020 | FCA designer Ralph Gilles: 'We haven't skipped a beat'

Automotive News Daily Drive

Fiat Chrysler design chief Ralph Gilles discusses what his sketch pad looks like amid the pandemic; how the virus could reshape the design of future vehicles.


5 May 2020

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AAH #478 - Nuggets of Design Wisdom Through the Eyes of Ralph Gilles

Autoline After Hours

SPECIAL GUEST: Ralph Gilles, Head of Design, FCAPANEL:- Craig Cole, AutoGuide.com- Lindsay Brooke, SAE- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

1hr 1min

13 Sep 2019

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Ralph Gilles on the Role of Automotive Design in a World of Changing Mobility

Detroit City of Design Podcast

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles College for Creative Studies: Transportation Design Waymo


8 Jul 2019

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19 Ralph Gilles on Automobile Design, Human Connection and the Future of Cars

Change Lab: Conversations on Transformation and Creativity

As Global Head of Design at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ralph Gilles meticulously approves the look and feel of every new Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, Fiat, Alpha Romeo, and Maserati produced. His astonishing success is the product of an early, unwavering passion for beautifully designed cars and an outsized talent for sketching them. Gilles’ determination propelled him through his undergraduate degree at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, and led him to earn his Executive MBA from Michigan State University.Gilles’ natural humility along with his commitment to hard work and design excellence guide his oversight of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ entire brand portfolio toward an aesthetic that’s both accessible and aspirational. During his tenure, Gilles has been instrumental in the design of some very successful models including the Chrysler 300, SRT Viper, and the Dodge Ram.In this episode, Ralph Gilles and ArtCenter President Lorne Buchman discuss Gilles’ career trajectory at Chrysler, designing cars with human characteristics and his vision for the future of automobiles.Learn more about Ralph's work:  https://www.fcagroup.com/en-US/group/governance/management/Pages/ralph_gilles.aspxLearn more about this episode of Change Lab at www.artcenter.edu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


13 Nov 2018

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337: Ralph Gilles was appointed Head of Design at Fiat Chrysler Automotive, Global

Cars Yeah with Mark Greene

Ralph Gilles was appointed Head of Design at Fiat Chrysler Automotive, Global in April 2015. He is also a member of the Group Executive Council with FCA. Since joining Chrysler as a designer in 1992, Ralph has held numerous positions in design and business administration. He has served as the Senior Vice President, Product Design and CEO of Motorsports for FCA North America and for the SRT and Dodge brands. He’s extremely active outside of the Company as well, serving as the executive sponsor for the Chrysler African American Network and more. He spends time at the track go-karting, drives in ralliess, drove in the Car and Driver One Lap, and he is a concours judge at Pebble Beach and other events and has received numerous academic and industry awards.


16 Sep 2015