After seeing Peter’s work at the New York World’s Fair, renowned Automotive Designer and VP of General Motors Corporation, Bill Mitchell, hired him. Peter’s career was interrupted while he served in Vietnam.
Upon his return, Peter went on to a distinguished career as an Automobile Designer, one of the youngest ever to be hired by GM. He rose in the ranks to become Senior Designer for Cadillac, Pontiac and Chevrolet Motor Divisions, thereby becoming part of an elite group.
He left the security of his position at GM in 1980, and although approached by other major automotive companies, embarked on a journey to pursue his passion as a fine artist.
Pete, aged 33, Senior Designer at CadillacIn the design studio Pete directs modeler, Bob Schmidt on what was to become the 1980 Seville. Also pictured, Bob Ryland (back facing) and fellow designer, George Camp (distant).
Pete and "Wolfie" in front of his life-size graphite drawing