DesignworksUSA, a designer of vehicle exteriors for the BMW Group, on Tuesday said Neil Brooker has joined the company in the new position of executive director of operations for its studio in Newbury Park, Calif.
Booker, 39, will be responsible for daily operations there, and will report to the studio's president, Adrian van Hooydonk.
Brooker most recently was head of planning, operations, modeling and development programs for Porsche AG at its California studio. During his three-year tenure there, he managed the design of concept vehicles and production programs.
DesignworksUSA, which is wholly owned by BMW Group, designed the exterior of the automaker's X5 sport-utility vehicle.