Hennessey Performance Engineering Appoints Nathan Malinick as Director of Design

20 Feb Hennessey Performance Engineering Appoints Nathan Malinick as Director of Design


Sealy, Texas – Hennessey is excited to announce their hiring of Nathan Malinick to the position of Director of Design with immediate effect. He reports to Founder and CEO, John Hennessey. Nathan will serve as Director of Design overseeing design direction for both Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) as well as Hennessey Special Vehicles (HSV).

As Director of Design, Nathan will be responsible for developing the company’s design strategy, philosophy and principles in conjunction with the engineering and manufacturing functions, as well as the marketing and customer insights team.

Nathan Malinick comments on his new appointment: “In many ways this is a dream come true. All my life I’ve had an insatiable passion for cars and I can’t think of a better place to express this love of cars than at Hennessey.”

Nathan, a graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, started his career at Embraer Executive Jets in 2018. During his time at Embraer, he was responsible for the exterior design of the futuristic ‘Pulse Concept’, a first in the aerospace industry, blurring the lines between automotive and aerospace. He also was responsible for the ‘Praterra Concept’ as well as the ‘Bali Concept’ interiors, both of which explored the usage of innovative and unique materials and design solutions to redefine the business jet experience.

In 2013 Nathan graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Industrial Design, being taught in the Bauhaus tradition. Immediately following this he began his studies at the Art Center College of Design in their world-renowned Transportation Design major.

During his time at the Art Center, Nathan had the distinct opportunity to hone his craft by working with companies like Chevrolet, Honda, Subaru, Karma, Genesis, Faraday Future, and the CARLAB through internships and sponsored projects.

“We are excited to have Nathan on our team”, said company Founder & CEO, John Hennessey. “Nathan’s talent and passion will help our team continue to design and deliver some of the fastest and most exciting driver’s vehicles in the world.”

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