John Paul Gregory joins Lotus as exterior design chief

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 17 Aug 2022

UK-based Lotus, high-performance sports cars and hypercar maker has announced the appointment of John Paul Gregory as head of Exterior Design at Lotus Tech Creative Centre (LTCC) in Coventry, UK.

Lotus Tech is an affiliate company of Group Lotus (parent company), established as part of the Vision80 strategy in 2018. Operating across China, the UK and Europe and led by Ben Payne, the LTTC team is focused on the R&D of next-generation mobility solutions such as electrification, digitalisation, and more.

Gregory is well-known in the industry and has worked with Aston Martin and Bentley. At Bentley, he was responsible for the exterior designs for much of the current product line-up. Gregory’s current focus will be to embody the values of the brand and lead the team to research, design and progress the future of Lotus.

Ben Payne said “JP is a world-class talent with a proven track record in creativity, communication, and leading people. His appointment comes at a key time when we are moving our business to the next level. His mindset and experience will be invaluable as Lotus continues to evolve and LTCC continues to develop – I look forward to realising the full potential of the team we are building.”

John Paul also added “Lotus is a brand that has already started its transition into its future as a true global performance brand, and LTCC has so far played a big part in that. With an iconic history to honour, I look forward to working with Ben and the team to help shape the next chapter of the brand.”


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