Andy Goss named president of Jaguar Land Rover North America

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 21, 2011

Andy Goss has been named as the successor to Jaguar Land Rover North America President Gary Temple who is set to retire later this year. Goss will officially assume duties on May 1. Goss will manage the Jaguar and Land Rover business in the U.S. and Canada. Goss had previously served as CEO of Porsche Cars Great Britain, a position he kept for 12 years. His career in the car industry began in the UK in 1979 at Austin Rover.

He has also experienced working at Citroen, Nissan and Lexus. From 1992-99, Goss was the UK sales director of Toyota. Temple had led Jaguar and Land Rover in North America since 2007.

It was in 1983 that he entered Jaguar where he held numerous management positions at the product, service and customer service departments of Jaguar and Land Rover. Before becoming president, Temple had served as the senior executive vice president of operations.

Jaguar Land Rover, which Tata Motors Ltd. bought from Ford Motor Co. in 2008 for $2.3 billion, reported an 18% sales increase in the first three months of 2011 when compared to the first quarter of 2010. On the other hand, the overall U.S. market increased by 20% in the first quarter.

Press Release

JAGUAR LAND ROVER ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT OF NORTH AMERICAN OPERATIONS

Jaguar Land Rover today announced that Andy Goss will be joining the company as President, Jaguar Land Rover North America (JLRNA).

Goss, 53, will have overall responsibility for the National Sales Company operations of the Jaguar and Land Rover brands in the United States and Canada.

Gary Temple, President of Jaguar Land Rover North America since 2007 has announced his intention to retire later this year following a hand-over period with Andy Goss.

Formerly Chief Executive Officer of Porsche Cars GB, Andy Goss will take up his new position on May 1. He will report to Phil Popham, Director, Group Sales Operations for Jaguar Land Rover.

Phil Popham said: "We are delighted to welcome Andy to the critically important North American team. Please join ime in wishing Andy every success with his new assignment and in wishing Gary a long and happy retirement."

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