TodayApril 16, 2022

Designing the ATS with Cadillac’s Phillip Kucera

Interior Design Manager for Cadillac, Phil Kucera talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, about leading a team of Creative Designers through the ATS design development, starting from early design development sketch to the completion of the final production models.

Kucera has been a designer for General Motors for 17 years. How has designed changed over the past 17 years?

Has interior design changed in importance?

How much does the design encompass safety?

When does a function become aesthetic?

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.