BMW has hired Jozef Kabaň, the current head of design at Skoda to be the brands head of design operations. Kaban effectively will replace Karin Habib who left (seemingly unexpectedly) last month.

Who is Jozef Kaban? He’s the current head of Skoda design and the father of the Bugatti Veyron. His work at Skoda was seen as breakthrough in that it injected emotion into the brands design language that had never existed before.

Kaban will lead a BMW team that has had a fair amount of turnover in the last few years but that also has a lot on at plate with a huge product pipeline.