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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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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 Hellcat burnout
Ralph Gilles' Hellcat burnout All Chrysler Nationals 2014.
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Ralph Gilles INV | 2016 NAIAS Live
The [Make] press conference from the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, with live reaction and analysis from Autoblog experts.
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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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The Ralph Gilles Interview
We are on location at the Dodge Viper Plant in North East Detroit for a wide ranging interview with Ralph Gilles the President and CEO of the SRT Brand and ...
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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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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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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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FCA Global Head of Design, Ralph Gilles, on the Jeep brand
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2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat -- Tech Review with Ralph Gilles & Crew
Ralph Gilles, Mark Trostle along with the SRT Engineers behind the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, Russ Ruedisueli & Gregg Black go for a VERY deep ...
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Dodge Challenger SRT8 Green With Envy WORLD DEBUT with Ralph Gilles
Dodge Challenger SRT8 Green With Envy WORLD DEBUT with Ralph Gilles. CEO of SRT and Chief of Chrysler Design debuts the Green with Envy Special ...
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Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 at Circuit of the Americas with Ralph Gilles
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 at Circuit of the Americas with Ralph Gilles. MotoMan & SRT CEO Ralph Gilles head to Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas to ...
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Ralph Gilles Talk at Automotive News World Congress 2011
Excerpts of speech by Ralph Gilles, President /CEO Dodge Brand & Senior VP Product Design Chrysler Group at the Automotive News World Congress, Jan.
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Ralph Gilles burnout with the 707 hp Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
Ralph Gilles burnout with the 707 hp Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat at the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals.
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SRTs Ralph Gilles: Each SRT Exclusive & Special in Their Own Way
SRT Brand President/CEO Ralph Gilles talks about how SRT is designed to "amplify the basic DNA" of each brand, how each SRT vehicle has a "functional ...
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Ralph Gilles Lets the Hellcat Outta the Bag - Autoline After Hours 235
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Ralph Gilles and the 2010 Dodge Viper ACR-X
Dodge CEO Ralph Gilles gives us a first hand look at the 2010 Dodge Viper ACR-X from the passenger seat of this track only snake. Read the full story here: ...
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