Sunday, March 8, 2015

Christian Kurtzke named new CEO of Porsche Design

Dr Christian Kurtzke will take over as CEO of the Porsche Design Group (Porsche Lizenz- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG) and assume the position of Chairman of the Management Board. Mr Kurtzke, 45, has been Chairman of the Management Board and Creative Director of Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen GmbH since 2008, having previously worked as an interim managing director responsible for the restructuring of various small and medium-sized businesses. From 1998 to 2000 he was a senior manager at the international management consultancy firm The Boston Consulting Group. Kurtzke will succeed Dr Jürgen Geßler who has already left the Porsche Design management.
Dr Christian Kurtzke
The activities of the Porsche Design Group (Porsche Lizenz- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG) in Ludwigsburg near Stuttgart are focused on the business areas Porsche Design, Porsche Driver’s Selection and the Porsche Design Studio in Zell am See (Austria) – with the aim to exploit the potential of the Porsche name in business areas unrelated to the auto industry and continue the life work of Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche (1935 – 2012).

Porsche Design is a luxury brand with a particular focus on technically sophisticated products. The brand was founded in 1972 by F. A. Porsche, who designed the sports car icon 911 in the early 1960s and whose products have stood for functional, timeless and purist design ever since. The brand Porsche Driver's Selection covers the vehicle-related product range for Porsche drivers and enthusiasts. The collection includes among other things model cars, distinctive fashion and lifestyle accessories, flexible luggage combinations for the cars and is distinguished by quality, functionality and sportive design.

The Porsche Design Studio stands for the distinctive, timeless and unmistakable design signature that characterizes all of the Porsche Design Group’s products. The studio does work for other companies in the industrial and product design. Today, the Porsche Design Studio is one of the most renowned design houses in Europe.

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