Ian Callum, the Scot who started his career with Ford Motor Co, has returned as director of styling for Jaguar.
Callum, 45, the man who styled the DB7, replaces Geoff Lawson, who died suddenly in June.
Callum moves to the luxury carmaker after eight years as chief designer and general manager of TWR Design in the UK. He will be responsible for all future Jaguar styling programs and will continue to be responsible for Aston Martin design.
At TWR he will be succeeded by Neil Simpson, 36, who was recruited by Callum in 1990. Both worked together at Ford on the Escort Cosworth.
Simpson is currently project manager at TWR, and his credits include the interior of the DB7, Project Vantage and the Volvo C70.
TWR Chairman Tom Walkinshaw said that he would be looking for Simpson to continue the development of computerized techniques at TWR's new virtual reality center.
Jaguar Managing Director Jonathan Browning said of Callum: 'We were seeking a stylist who would be able to continue Geoff Lawson's approach to our styling heritage. Ian is a natural successor to Geoff.'
Callum worked at Ford's studios in Britain, USA, Germany, Japan and Australia before being appointed design manager at the Ghia Design Studio in Turin, initiating the Zig and Zag show car concepts.