J Mays Retires from Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company today announced the retirement of J Mays, the Dearborn company’s Group Vice President of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer.  While there is no doubt that Mays’s design fingerprints will be all over the 2015 Mustang and beyond, his indelible mark on automotive design premeated throughout not only Ford’s vehicles in the 16 years he has been with the company, but also influenced the entire automotive industry.

In a statement given by Ford Chief Operating Officer, Mark Fields stated,

“The bold and sophisticated design language that J Mays pioneered will
be visible for years to come in Ford vehicles and the auto industry
overall. In addition to his talent as a world-class designer, J has
brought together one of the most talented design teams in the business.
We are grateful for his creativity and leadership and congratulate him
on his retirement from Ford,”

Mays’s large shoes will be filled by Moray Callum who is currently Design Director for Ford’s North American brand passenger cars, and the younger brother of the reputed Ian Callum, Design Director of Jaguar.

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