Tim Tozer has been named as the new managing director of General Motors Co.’s Vauxhall brand effective February 24, 2014, replacing Duncan Aldred, who was appointed as US vice president of sales and marketing for the Buick and GMC brands. Vauxhall said in a statement that Tozer has a proven track record in senior management positions within the motor industry across Europe.
Prior to Vauxhall, Tozer was chief executive of Dutch dealer group Autobinck Holding. He was also CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Europe, head of Mazda in the UK and regional director at Inchcape Motors International.
Vauxhall was the second best-selling brand in the United Kingdom in 2013, next to Ford. It posted a 12-percent surge in car sales in 2013 to 259,444 units, for a market share of 11.4 percent.
Karl-Thomas 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.’ [source: Vauxhall]