General Motors’ lead figure at its Global Advanced Design organization has left after 20 years at the company. Clay Dean has officially moved to Under Armor as the company’s chief innovation officer, per a company press release.
As stated, Dean spent 20 years with GM across multiple roles. Most recently, Dean was responsible for the creative vision behind multiple concept vehicles and delved into future mobility solutions for the automaker. Notably, Dean served as the chief designer for the Hummer H2, H2 SUT and H3 programs.
At Under Armor, Dean will be responsible for honing a global vision for the athletic sportswear company. His new role will see him in innovation programs and across internal design, marketing, product, and category management teams.
Kevin Haley, President, Category Management and Innovation, stated Dean was absolutely the right person to bring aboard for the future of the company.
“At Under Armour, a relentless pursuit of innovation is at the core of everything we do. Adding Clay’s proven expertise further validates our commitment to meaningfully advance our ability to bring category-defining products and technology to our consumers.”