Volvo new head of exterior design - T Jon Mayer

12 May 2021 | David Young

Mayer succeeds Maximilian Missoni, who is now head of design at Polestar, a strategic affiliate of Volvo Cars

Volvo Cars appoints T Jon Mayer as head of exterior design

T Jon Mayer, a native of the United States, is a 10-year company veteran and has been instrumental in the development of Volvo Cars' design language over the past decade. Among other projects, he was the lead exterior designer for the Volvo S60, V60 and V60 Cross Country models.

Most recently, he was head of design at the Volvo Design & Concept Center in Camarillo, California. The Camarillo studio has grown considerably under his leadership and increased its role within the company's global design operations by developing and advancing strategic and production design ideas from a uniquely US perspective.

"I am very pleased to welcome T Jon as our new head of exterior design," said Robin Page, head of design at Volvo Cars. "His track record as an exterior designer speaks for itself, and I am convinced he is the right person to lead us into a fully electric future."

Earlier this year, Volvo Cars announced its ambition of selling only fully electric cars by 2030. It will reveal a whole family of new, pure electric cars in the coming years.

"I am extremely excited for the future of exterior design at Volvo Cars," said T. Jon Mayer. "We have one of the most talented teams of exterior designers in the world, and I will rely heavily on them to create a new vision for our electrified future. Electrification presents plenty of challenges for exterior design, but also an open world of opportunities. I look forward to setting the exterior design direction for the road ahead."