Looks like things aren’t going quite as planned over at Royal Enfield. The Chennai-based two-wheeler manufacturer’s head of design, Pierre Terblanche, has resigned from his position as Design Director.
Appointed in November 2014, the Pierre was based out of the company’s England office. After assuming his position as Design Director at Royal Enfield, he served for a short term of just 20 months. However, during the media ride and technical sessions, it looked like he was not a part of the RE Himalayan project.
There has been no official statement from Royal Enfield about Pierre Terblanche sudden exit. Prior to leading the charge at Royal Enfield, the Pierre had worked for brands like Ducati, Moto Guzzi, MV Augusta, Norton Motorcycles, Cagiva, USA-based Confederate Motorcycles. The Ducati 999 was considered his best design work till date.
Apart from motorcycles, the Pierre had also briefly worked at the Volkswagen Design Studio in Germany from 1986 to 1989 when he designed the VW Golf interiors and also contributed to the design of VW Polo.
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Source: Autocar Professional