Michael Lock has now left Automobili Lamborghini America as its chief operating officer. In a statement, Lamborghini remarked said that its collaboration with Lock "is terminated." Automobili Lamborghini thanked Lock “for his active support in developing the American branch and in reaching the company objectives and wishes him all the best for his professional and personal future."
Lock had been Automobili Lamborghini America’s COO since January. Prior to joining Lamborghini, Lock was chief marketing officer of Norwegian electric vehicle maker Think, which collapsed in 2011. He was also the chief executive of Ducati North America. Lamborghini currently sells variations of two models -- the Aventador and the Gallardo.
The Italian exotic sports cars carmaker sold around 506 vehicles in the United States in the first 11 months of 2013, reflecting a 6-percent surge over the same period in 2012, according to the Automotive News Data Center. It remains unclear what had caused Lock to leave Automobili Lamborghini America. In an e-mail to Automotive News. Lock said that he wishes the company well. "It was a great opportunity for me and I'm proud of our achievements," he wrote in the e-mail.