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Reilly takes senior GM Europe role

  • General Motors has appointed former European executive Nick Reilly to head its newly-acquired Daewoo operation.
    And the reshuffle also sees ex-Jaguar chief Jonathan Browning brought back into the General Motors fold.
    The former Ford man will assume Reilly's previous responsibilities at GM Europe as vice-president of sales, marketing and aftersales.

    Reilly has been tasked to head the Daewoo 'transition team' in South Korea by GM global chief Rick Wagoner and after the conclusion of the due diligence period, will assume the title of president and CEO of the new company.

    Browning resigned as managing director of Jaguar Cars in the wake of Jac Nasser's departure from parent company Ford. He rejoins GM Europe after departing to join Jaguar in 1997 and will be tasked to return GM's European operations to profit under the manufacturer's 'Olympia' programme.
    And, as part of its Olympia programme, Opel has announced plans to 'significantly expand' its used-car activities.

    Andrej Barcak, currently management board member responsible for sales, marketing and customer care, in charge of developing the project that GM Europe said will 'eventually result in an independent Opel/Vauxhall used-car brand'.

  • Ford has appointed Carlos Mazzorin to the position of group vice-president, Asia Pacific operations, South American operations and global purchasing. Richard Parry-Jones, group vice-president, product development, and chief technical officer, takes over responsibility for Mazda Motor Corporation from Henry Wallace, who is retiring.
    Mark Fields continues as president of Mazda.

  • Lloyds TSB autolease in the UK has appointed Andrew Johnston as corporate account manager. Johnston will be responsible for large fleet operators and promoting the company's products and services to FTSE100 companies.

  • Daihatsu has appointed Paul Hegarty as operations director in the UK. He will take dual responsibility for developing the sales and dealer network. He was formerly franchise development manager for Subaru and Isuzu. (December 2001)

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