Few would disagree with the view that the F-Type is one of the most beautiful designs to emerge from Jaguar in a very long time – the new sports car is the perfect halo product for the rapidly expanding company and it’s a very convincing alternative for the Porsche 911. So, it’s no surprise that Jaguar’s Design Director Ian Callum has been named ‘Industry Innovator of the Year’ at the 2014 Motorcity Automotive Industry Night (MAIN) Event Awards.
The ceremony took place at Orchestra Hall, Detroit, in front of an audience of more than 700 automotive executives, designers and international media. Ian Callum has been at Jaguar since 1999 and its visual transformation under his guidance is there for all to see. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art (RCA) on the Automobile Design course, Callum has received five honorary doctorates from universities around the world.
Ian Callum said: ‘It is an honour to receive this award. It is with the benefit of having such a great team around me that we have been able to deliver the cars and designs that define Jaguar today.’