99769bm_JP_Gregory-2 Bentley Motors today announces the appointment of John Paul Gregory as its new Head of Exterior Design, starting with immediate effect.

Having spent more than 8 years with Bentley, Gregory has been promoted from his previous role as Advanced Exterior Design Leader.

Commenting on Gregory’s promotion, Stefan Sielaff, Director of Design at Bentley Motors, comments:

“John Paul’s experience at Bentley is invaluable. He brings a passion for the brand and a deep understanding of the direction we wish to go in. This is an important time for the company as we look ahead to new models with John Paul, alongside our highly-skilled design team, bringing many insights and ideas to inspire the next great Bentley.”

Before joining Bentley in 2008, Gregory spent four years as an Exterior Designer for Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, following completion of a Masters Degree in Automotive Design at Hochschule Pforzheim University in Germany. Prior to this he studied in his native UK, gaining an Honours Degree in Transportation Design at the University of Northumbria, England.

On his appointment, John Paul Gregory comments:

“Bentley has an illustrious design history with an instantly recognisable, distinctive design language, one I am already very proud to play a part in evolving. I look forward to helping shape the next chapter and maintaining Bentley’s iconic status as a creator of luxurious, desirable, high performance cars.”