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Andrea Pininfarina

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Full Name  Andrea Farina
Role  Engineer
Siblings  Paolo Pininfarina
Name  Andrea Pininfarina
Predecessor  Sergio Pininfarina
Alma mater  Polytechnic of Turin
Successor  Paolo Pininfarina
Nationality  Italian
Parents  Sergio Pininfarina

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Born  26 June 1957 (1957-06-26) Turin
Occupation  Mechanical engineer, CEO of Pininfarina
Known for  being CEO of Pininfarina from 2001 to 2008
Spouse(s)  Cristina Maddalena Pellion di Persano
Relatives  Paolo Pininfarina, brother
Died  August 7, 2008, Trofarello, Italy
Education  Polytechnic University of Turin

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Andrea Pininfarina (26 June 1957 – 7 August 2008) was an Italian engineer and manager, former CEO of the Italian coachbuilder Pininfarina, founded by his grandfather Battista "Pinin" Farina in 1930 and still controlled by the family. He was the son of Sergio Pininfarina and was married to Italian aristocrat Cristina Maddalena Pellion di Persano, with whom he had three children, Benedetta, Sergio and Luca.

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Pininfarina was born in Turin. In 1981 he graduated from Polytechnic of Turin as a mechanical engineer and in 1982 was employed by Fruehauf corporation in the United States of America. In 1983 he joined the family business as Program Manager of the Cadillac Allanté project at Pininfarina. In 1987 he was promoted to Co-General Manager of the company, and in 1988 he became General Manager. In 1994 he was again promoted to Managing Director, and in 2001 he assumed the responsibility of chief executive officer. Mr. Pininfarina recently served as vice president of Italy's Confindustria industry lobby. In 2004 he was named by Businessweek as one of the "25 stars of Europe", in the category dedicated to innovators, while in 2005 he received the Eurostar 2005 award from The Automotive News Europe, awarded to "top managers who have particularly distinguished themselves in the business sectors covered by their respective automotive companies."

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Pininfarina died while riding a Vespa near the company’s headquarters in Cambiano outside Turin, Italy, on the morning of 7 August 2008. According to police a car driven by a 78-year-old man maneuvered from a side street around a parked lorry and pulled directly in front of Mr. Pininfarina. Conditions at the time of the accident were very foggy.

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References

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