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Old 7th August 2008, 17:20   #1
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Default Pininfarina CEO dies in road accident

Andrea Pininfarina, CEO of Italian design and contract manufacturer Pininfarina, died Thursday morning in a road accident near Turin.
Pininfarina, 51, died after a car collided with the Vespa motorcycle scooter he was riding to the company's design and r&d center in Cambiano.
Pininfarina's death comes at a time when the family-controlled company is in the midst of a crucial restructuring.
Last year, Pininfarina's consolidated net loss increased to 114.9 million euros from 21.9 million euros the previous year.
Andrea Pininfarina has been Pininfarina's CEO since June 2001. He was also appointed chairman in May 2006. His father Sergio is the company's honorary chairman.

RIP Dude! :(
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Old 7th August 2008, 17:35   #2
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what a way to die, may his soul R.I.P.
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Can we suspect a foul play by insiders/family members?

RIP Sir...
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May his soul rest in peace.Italian will remember this man from the legendary design house and so much to say just not italians,but around the world.
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Here is the link. Its is a sad day in the automotive design world indeed.

Ferrari design firm boss Andrea Pininfarina killed in Vespa crash | The Australian
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Sad incident. RIP sir.
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Very sad. May her soul rest in peace.
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How deeply sad. So much creativity in that company. Hope someone will carry forward the splendid work his father Sergei had accomplished
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A big blow to the automotive industry, especially in Europe.
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Riding a scooter !!! What a way to go. RIP.
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He rides a Vespa to work ??!!

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RIP Andrea!

The death comes at a time when Pininfarina is in a midst of a crisis.

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Sad to hear the news. RIP Andrea.

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I'm confused. Was Andrea a guy or a gal?
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Sad news. May his soul Rest In Peace.
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gave good cars to the world !!! RIP mr pininfarnia
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