Europe: Vauxhall has new Chairman image

GM has announced the appointment of Tim Tozer as Chairman and Managing Director of Vauxhall Motors and CEO Opel Ireland, replacing Duncan Aldred.

Aldred, according to the company, moves on to GM’s headquarters in Detroit, where he would become US Vice President, Buick-GMC Sales, Service and Marketing. Tozer, a British national, comes to Vauxhall after leaving the position of CEO of Autobinck Holding NV in The Hague. He is also experienced in automotive management, previously holding the positions of President and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Europe, Managing Director of Mazda UK and Regional Director of Inchcape Motors International.

Karl-Thomas Neumann, president of GM Europe, said: “Tim brings a wealth of motor industry experience to the Opel/Vauxhall organization, 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, who joins the European GM team at the end of the month, 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, for his sales duties.