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News Flash 1/12/2010 12:00:00 AM
EyesOn Design Awards to be Announced Today

REMINDER: Please note the EyesOn Design media reception takes place today on the Detroit Hall Stage at 3:05 p.m. Hope you can attend!

Detroit, MI - January, 12, 2010 - The 2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is pleased to pass along the following information related to the EyesOn Design Awards to take place, Tuesday, January 12 on Cobo Center's Detroit Hall Stage.

WHAT: EyesOn Design Awards at the 2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS); the only international automotive design awards to be judged solely by designers. The 2010 EyesOn Design Awards for Design Excellence are:

  • EyesOn Design Award for Best Concept Vehicle
  • EyesOn Design Awards for Best Production Vehicle

WHO: EyesOn Design Awards' Founding Chairman, Tom Gale, has appointed three design legends to be chief judges for this event:

  • Willie G. Davidson - Harley-Davidson, EVP & Chief Styling Officer
  • Tom Matano,  Academy of Art University, Executive Director of Industrial Design
  • Jack Telnack, Ford Motor Company, Global VP of Design (Retired)

A Design Jury comprised of an international panel of 15 highly-respected design executives from major international vehicle manufacturers, transportation design colleges and retired automotive design chiefs will judge all new vehicle introductions at the NAIAS 2010.

Anne Asensio, Dassault Systemes
Moray Callum, Ford Motor
Bruce Campbell, Nissan Design America
Wayne Cherry, General Motors (Retired)
Dan Cuffaro, Cleveland Institute of Art
Larry Erickson, College for Creative Studies
Ralph Gilles, Chrysler
Kevin Hunter, Calty Design
Dave Marek, Honda
Keith Nagara, Lawrence Tech
Suk-Geon Oh, Hyundai
Ken Okuyama, Okuyama Design
Stewart Reed, Art Center College of Design
Stefan Sielaf, Audi
Franz von Holzhausen, Tesla
Gorden Wagoner, Mercedes
Edward Welburn, General Motors

WHEN: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 3:05 p.m. Detroit Hall Stage, concourse level, next to GM exhibit. Detroit, Michigan.

WHY: As the premier international auto show, the NAIAS hosts many Global and North American Introductions each year. The EyesOn Design Awards are only given at the NAIAS and the awards are unique in that they are decided upon by the most respected automotive design experts in the world. The EyesOn Design Awards are a coveted measure of achievement by automotive designers given that the awards are judged and presented by a jury of their peers. The 5th annual EyesOn Design Awards are sponsored again by Dassault Systemes. Proceeds benefit the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO), an internationally-recognized non-profit known for its programs that help the blind and visually-impaired through research, education and support groups.

Please note: The judges will be on the show floor the afternoon of January 12th to conduct the judging. Since they will have a very tight schedule, we respectfully ask that you refrain from approaching them for interviews during the judging process. Please join us for the Focus on Design - Media Event, sponsored by  BASF, KPMG and NEXT ENERGY  immediately following the Awards. Please contact for additional information about the Design Executives on the Jury panel.

John M. Teod
Event Chair

Marco Eadie
Media Relations

Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology

The North American International Auto Show
Rod Alberts - Executive Director
Entering its 22nd year as an international event, the North American International Auto Show is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world and is one of the largest media events in North America. The NAIAS is the only auto show in the United States to earn an annual distinguished sanction of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, the Paris-based alliance of automotive trade associations and manufacturers from around the world. The NAIAS Web site can be accessed at


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