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Ralph V. Gilles, born on January 14, 1970 in New York, NY, is a Haitian-American automobile designer. Currently the President and CEO of the Dodge Car Brand and Senior Vice President of Design at Chrysler Group LLC , Gilles styled the 2005 Chrysler 300 — after joining Chrysler in 1992. Gilles has been passionate about cars since the age of 6 and began drawing concept vehicles by the age of 8. When Gilles was 14, an aunt (Giselle Mouscardy) noticed he was talented at sketching cars and wrote to former Chrysler Chairman Lee Iacocca to inform him of her nephew's talents. A reply came from K. Neil Walling, Chrysler's design chief at the time, suggesting Gilles attend one of three design schools. He attended the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. In 2002, Gilles received an Executive MBA from Michigan State University. In August, 2008, Gilles replaced the now retired Trevor Creed as Senior Vice President of Design. In October 2009, Gilles was promoted to President and CEO of the Dodge Car Brand. Gilles is extremely active inside and outside of Chrysler Group LLC. He serves as the executive sponsor of the Chrysler African American Network (CAAN) in addition to playing a leading role with The Chrysler Global Diversity Council. He also serves on the boards of The Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills, Mich. and The Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital Regional Medical Center in Pontiac, Mich. At his alma mater, The College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit, Gilles serves on The advisory board of The School of Industrial Design and on The CCS Capital Committee. An avid car enthusiast who enjoys spending time at the track, go-karting and watching Formula 1 auto racing, Gilles has participated in the Targa Newfoundland Rally and the Car and Driver One Lap of America. In addition, he has frequently served as a judge at Pebble Beach, Meadow Brook and Cranbrook Concours events, along with the EyesOn Design car show. Gilles has earned numerous academic and industry awards, including: The Michigan State University Eli Broad Graduate School of Management Young Alumni Achievement Award, The Automotive Hall of Fame Young Leadership & Excellence Award, NV Magazine Innovation Award, Black Engineer of the Year President’s Award and N’Digo Foundation N’Design Award. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Michigan State University (2002) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in industrial design from CCS. Gilles was born in New York City.


 
Failure:Lab Detroit 2016 | Ralph Gilles
Ralph serves as the Head of Design for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles - Global. Thank you Ralph for sharing your struggles to inspire and better the lives of others.
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Abstract: The Art of Design | Clip: Ralph Gilles | Netflix
Meet eight of the most creative thinkers and imaginative minds working in the world of art and design today in the new Netflix original documentary series, ...
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Ralph Gilles Legendary car designer on Millenials #crushingcorporate
Legendary car designer Gilles talks about Millenials and cars. Great example of someone #crushingcorporate crushingcorporate@gmail.com or ...
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Speed Test Drives the 2012 SRT 300 with Ralph Gilles. Part 5.
Executive sedan and race car as one. SRT CEO Ralph Gilles drives the 300 SRT8 through Detroit while displaying the sedan's ability to satisfy two distinct ...
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Ralph Gilles: FCA’s Designer of Dreams - Autoline This Week 1914
Ralph Gilles joined Chrysler back in 1992 and has been with the company – which is now called Fiat Chrysler Automobiles – for more than half of his youthful 45 ...
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Ralph Gilles Talks Viper TA! Plus Dodge Challenger and NYIAS Round Up - Wide Open Throttle Ep 59
Special guest Ralph Gilles, President of SRT, sits down with Angus MacKenzie, Randy Pobst, Jonny Lieberman and Ed Loh at the New York Auto Show and ...
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Ralph Gilles Hellcat burnout
Ralph Gilles' Hellcat burnout All Chrysler Nationals 2014.
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Dodge Viper Voodoo II ACR Track Laps With Ralph Gilles - Pure Sound
Pure sound of some laps in the Dodge Viper Voodoo II ACR owned and driven by Ralph Gilles. Ralph was the President and CEO of Chrysler's SRT brand and ...
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2015 Chrysler 300S: Designer Walkaround with Ralph Gilles
At the Los Angeles Auto Show, design chief Ralph Gilles walked me around the new Chrysler flagship. Have a look, and come join us over at Jean Knows Cars' ...
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2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 on the Track with SRT CEO Ralph Gilles
2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 on the Track with SRT CEO Ralph Gilles. Ralph & MotoMan lap Willow Springs to discuss SRT's latest product, the 2012 Dodge ...
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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Design Analysis with designer Ralph Gilles
http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is a strange Jeep indeed. It is more at home on the race track than on the Rubicon Trail. Think of ...
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2014 Viper TA with Ralph Gilles of SRT
2014 Viper TA with Ralph Gilles of SRT http://www.CarCastShow.com.
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Abstract The Art of Design Clip Ralph Gilles - Netflix
Abstract The Art of Design Clip Ralph Gilles - Netflix.
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#Jeep #cardesigner Ralph Gilles #talking #cardesign and #global #production of #jeepcompass #cas17
From Jeep press release: February 24, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The all-new 2017 Jeep® Compass expands the brand's global reach with an unmatched ...
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Ralph Gilles - Head of Design, FCA Global - 2017 Detroit Auto Show
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Viper ACR At VIR
Great track day with the very organized and laid back Audi Club of North America - PCC. Last track day of the year and it was a blast. VIR ranks on the very top of ...
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*Must See* Ralph Gilles SRT Viper GTS!!! Hard revving..walkaround....acceleration
Made this video Ralph Gilles 1 of 1 white SRT Viper at Indy Cars and Coffee. Thanks to my friend Nathaniel for the footage! I don't own the song.... Startup and ...
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Ignite Automotive 3 - Ralph Gilles - Keynote Presentation
Ralph V. Gilles leads the FCA - North America Product Design Office as Senior Vice President, a position he was named to in June 2009. Gilles has also served ...
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Ralph Gilles @ Chrysler- I Can Build A Better Car!
Interview with Ralph Gilles, VP of Design at Chrysler- Talks about seeing cars from the 80's and thinking to himself, I can Build a Better car, so... We went to car ...
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PickupTruck.com Interview with Ram Designer Ralph Gilles
VP of Jeep and Chrysler Truck Design, Ralph Gilles, talks with PickupTruck.com about the all new 2009 Dodge Ram 1500.
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