News - Ford
Vale Chris Svensson
Ford designer who left a lasting imprint in Australia dies after battle with cancer
24 Jul 2018
- Ford is mourning the death of Chris Svensson, one of its leading designers who among his many achievements over a 26-year career with the company helped to bring Ford’s regional design centre in Australia into the 21st century as a key cog in the Blue Oval’s global design network.
- English-born Mr Svensson, 53, died on Saturday after a battle with cancer in Detroit where he was Ford global design director for SUVs, trucks and commercial vehicles until, too ill to continue, he retired on July 1.
The Road to Recovery podcast series
4th of August 2017
Ford shakes up global design operations
Restructure at Ford places two former Aussie-based design chiefs in key global roles
29th of May 2014
Piaskowski steps up as Ford’s European design chief
Former top Ford Australia designer Piaskowski to replace Smith as Euro design chief
Click to share
Motor industry news