Paolo Pininfarina is the chairman of Pininfarina S.p.A., a well known company in the designing business. Pininfarina works for car manufacturers like Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Fiat and Alfa Romeo. Beside cars Pininfarina designs kitchen furniture for Snaidero.
Pininfarina is born in Turin on August 28, 1958. After graduating in Mechanical Engineering at Turin Polytechnic he began his career in Pininfarina in 1982 and in 1983 gained experience working at Cadillac in Detroit, USA, and then in Japan with Honda. In 1987 he was appointed Chairman and CEO of Pininfarina Extra S.r.l., a Pininfarina Group company operating in the industrial, furnishing, architectural and nautical design sectors.
On May 12, 2006 he was appointed Deputy Chairman of Pininfarina S.p.A. and on August 12, 2008 he was appointed Chairman of Pininfarina S.p.A.
Under his management, in a twenty-year period Pininfarina Extra has developed over 300 projects and has consolidated relationships with prestigious international companies like Alenia Aeronautica, Jacuzzi, Lavazza, Motorola, 3M and of course Snaidero S.p.A.
We met Paolo in 2002 for the first time. He is a very kind man and shows interest in people selling his product.