GM’s Anne Ascensio: Style Personified

February 2nd, 2007 |
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Anne Ascensio is the executive director of advanced design at General Motors. She’s responsible for the advanced design studios in Warren, Mich., Los Angeles and Birmingham, England. She provides a unique outlook on developing concept vehicles and plotting new directions in automotive design. I spoke with her at the North American International Auto Show, in Detroit, and found her to be a maverick, dispelling the myth that designers are an “old boys’ club” by bringing a woman’s perspecitive and shifting the culture at GM.

We may see the results of her efforts in concepts like the new Chevy Volt. I spoke with her about her role in the concept car’s design and its significance as GM works toward an energy-independent America.


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