Spanish car firm Seat has appointed Stefan Lamm as its new head of exterior design. He will commence his new role on 1 February next year.
Lamm switches to Seat from Ford where he spent 10 years in charge of exterior design and was later head of exterior design at Ford of Europe.
He worked closely with Ford of Europe chief designer Martin Smith in that period. Smith left the role this summer, however, with Joel Piaskowski taking over in his place in a wider shake-up of Ford design that also resulted in the departure of company design chief J Mays at the end of 2013. He was replaced by Moray Callum.
Lamm will replace Jorge Diez, who has moved within the Volkswagen Group to become head of automotive concept design at Audi.
Lamm, who in his new role will be reporting directly to Seat's head of design Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, started his career at Opel before switching to Ford.