Gauthier has worked 14 years in automotive Research & Development, thereof 12 years at Porsche. He has built up and led the advanced technical field of Objective Driving Behaviour. He has actively contributed to the best-in-class positioning of Porsche in his area of expertise and to the development of some of the latest technologies. He has established development methods and tools capable of dealing efficiently with high complexity and high product requirements. He also stayed in Product Marketing and in Production, focusing on improving the mutual understanding between these departments and R&D. He has received the 2015 Porsche Innovation Award. Before joining Porsche, he spent 1.5 years at Continental Tyres, a tier 1 automotive supplier.