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Vauxhall announces new chief

Tim Tozer will replace Duncan Aldred as chairman and managing director of Vauxhall Motors and CEO Opel Ireland.

Tozer joins Vauxhall after holding senior management positions within the motor industry across Europe and will be responsible for all aspects of the Vauxhall Motors organisation in the UK.

He will report to executive vice president Opel/Vauxhall and president of General Motors Europe, Karl-Thomas Neumann, as chairman and managing director of Vauxhall Motors and to Peter Kuespert, vice-president sales  aftersales, in his sales function. Tozer will also represent Vauxhall on the Opel/Vauxhall Leadership Board in Germany. 

Most recently Tozer held the position of CEO of Autobinck Holding NV in The Hague, prior to that he was, amongst others, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Europe, managing director of Mazda UK and a regional director of Inchcape Motors International.

Neumann said: "Tim brings a wealth of motor industry experience to the Opel/Vauxhall organisation, a strong understanding of the sales and marketing functions and a wide knowledge of both operational and strategic aspects of the business. Vauxhall is an exceptional performer in the UK industry and we look forward to Tim building on the strong foundations already developed by Duncan Aldred and his team."

Tozer will join the company on February 24. Aldred is leaving Vauxhall to become US vice-president, Buick-GMC sales, service and marketing, located at GM’s headquarters in Detroit.

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