General Motors veteran Nick Reilly will lead Opel/Vauxhall

Article by Christian A., on August 26, 2010

While the external search for a new CEO for Opel/Vauxhall Europe is ongoing, Nick Reilly, GM executive vice president and president, GM International Operations, will be responsible for the operations.

Carl-Peter Forster had quit last Friday after GM had overturned a decision to sell Opel/Vauxhall unit to Canadian supplier Magna International Inc. and its Russian partner Sberbank.

Reilly, a 59-year-old British native, is a former managing director of Vauxhall in the UK and current head of GM's international operations. He maintains overall direction of GM's international operations based in Shanghai, China.

While Reilly serves in Europe, the day-to-day operations of the various international subsidiaries in his organization will be handled by the respective country managing directors.

In a statement, GM CEO Fritz Henderson, said that Reilly, who has had a "ºdeep experience" with the Opel and Vauxhall brands, is "ºwell suited to lead this transition and to work toward the earliest possible normalization of the business."

To help out in the transition is Hans Demant, Opel's managing director who retains his position in leading Opel's management board. Meanwhile, Bob Lutz, GM's top marketing boss, will chair Opel's supervisory board and help steer a restructuring plan at the carmaker. [via autonews]

Topics: gm, opel, ceo

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

One of the executives at Volkswagen tagged in the so-called Dieselgate scandal has pleaded not guilty to a list of allegations surrounding the carmaker’s actions to cheat emissions regulations in...
by - February 27, 2017
When the Crown De Luxe saloon was first released in 1972, it was at that time the most lavish Toyota model available to British customers. Both unusual and exclusive, one...
by - February 27, 2017
The ride-sharing fleet of sharing Lyft Inc. will soon include thousands of specially fitted self-driving Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles, courtesy of General Motors. If plans push through, Lyft’s clients would...
by - February 27, 2017
J.D. Power has officially released the 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study, an annual list of the most dependable brands in the auto industry. Once again coming on top is Lexus, the...
by - February 26, 2017
Citroen revealed that its entry to the Chinese market is moving forward with the planned release of the new generation C5. While still on sale on this part of the...
by - February 26, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries