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    Just weeks after Design Team Chief Trevor Creed announced
    his retirement; one of the head designers for Chrysler, Michael Castiglione has
    left the company.  Castiglione, whose
    most well known work in his 15 years with the company stems back to the
    Chrysler 300, was one of the individuals most involved with the design of the
    2006 Dodge Challenger Concept and the 2008 Dodge Challenger production model.


    While it is not uncommon for members of the design teams to
    move around, Castiglione has not left to join the competition, but rather a
    much smaller design company.  His new
    position is with the little-known Ken Okuyama Design, and as their chief
    designer he will oversee projects that range from eyeglasses to airplanes.  Ken Okuyama Design has dabbled on automobiles,
    such as the K.O 8 Coupe shown here. 



    This will certainly be a change for Castiglione, and
    hopefully for Chrysler, his replacement will help boost Chrysler as the
    automotive market changes.  The departure
    of Trevor Creed could take the company in a new direction, but with Ralph
    Gilles taking over his position, there is still a familiar face, and one who
    happened to be involved with the sexy new Dodge Ram.

     
     
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