Honorary Chairman Announced for 2001 Eyes on Design
Kenneth L. Way, Chairman of Lear Corporation, will serve as Honorary Chairman for Eyes on Design 2001
GROSSE POINTE PARK, MI., April 20, 2001 * Eyes on Design, the world's only car show to focus on the emotion and character of automotive design, today announced that Kenneth L. Way, Chairman of Lear Corporation, will serve as honorary chairman for the Eyes on Design 2001 automotive exhibit and series of events, June 15 - 17, 2001.
In addition to serving as honorary chairman of Eyes on Design 2001, Way will serve as host for the Eve of the Eyes Reception scheduled for Friday, June 15 at Lear Corporation World Headquarters in Southfield, Michigan.
Way has been Chairman of Lear Corporation since 1988 and has been affiliated with Lear and its predecessor companies for 35 years in engineering, manufacturing and general management capacities. Through Way's leadership, Lear Corporation has been a regular sponsor of Eyes on Design over the years. Funds raised through Eyes on Design are used to support the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology and its research and other programs which aid the visually impaired.
The 2001 Eyes on Design series of events runs from Friday to Sunday, June 15 - 17 and are held throughout the Detroit region. Feature events are:
Friday, June 15
|What:||Eve of the Eyes - An informal social event honoring the design profession and open to the general public. The event will preview the Eyes on Design exhibition featuring vehicles of the past, present and future. Special recognition will also be given to a design educator who has influenced many design professionals today. Eve of the Eyes will be held at Lear Corporation World Headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. Lear Chairman Kenneth L. Way serves as honorary chairman for Eyes on Design 2001.|
|Time:||6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.|
|Location:||Lear Corporation Headquarters, Southfield, Mich.|
Saturday, June 16
|What:||Vision Honored - "Black tie" Automotive Design Banquet, honoring Giorgetto Giugiaro, chairman, ITALDESIGN-GIUGIARO, S.p.A. with the Eyes on Design 2001 Lifetime Achievement Award.|
|Location:||Detroit Opera House|
Sunday, June 17 (Father's Day)
|What:||Private Eyes Brunch - An elegant brunch for automotive professionals and the general public. Held at a private lakeside pavilion at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich.|
|Time:||10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.|
|Location:||Private lakeside pavilion at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan - Hosted by ArvinMeritor Automotive|
|What:||Eyes on Design - A celebration of Automotive Design, featuring more than 200 of the world's finest vehicles. Judging by automotive designers will take place in 14 categories with crystal awards being presented mid-day to the owners of the "Best of" vehicles.|
|Time:||10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (awards ceremony begins at 1 p.m.)|
|Location:||Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich.|
Tickets for all events can be obtained by calling Eyes on Design at (313) 824 EYES (3937).
Lear Corporation, a Fortune 150 company headquartered in Southfield, Mich., USA, focuses on automotive interiors and electronics and is the world's fifth-largest automotive supplier. Sales in 2000 were $14.1 billion. The company's world-class products are designed, engineered and manufactured by approximately 120,000 employees in more than 300 facilities located in 32 countries. For more information about Lear Corporation, visit www.lear.com
Eyes on Design is a benefit for the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO), a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1972 in Grosse Pointe Park, Mich. Eyes on Design is the primary source of revenues for the DIO's research, education and support group programs that enhance the independence of the visually impaired. For more information about Eyes on Design and the DIO, visit: www.eyeson.org