GM said that the Cadillac and Chevrolet chief in Europe will leave later this year.
Susan Docherty, 50, the Cadillac and Chevrolet chief in Europe, will leave her job on September 30th after 27 years with the company, to spend more time with her family. The automaker has not named a successor yet. Docherty took her current job at the beginning of 2012 and since then she managed to restructure Chevrolet’s business and increase the automaker’s market share in 2012 in Europe.
So far this year Chevrolet’s sales in Europe have dropped 31.5% and the market share from January to May fell to 1.1% from 1.5% compared with the same period last year. Last month sales in Europe dropped to the lowest level in the past two decades.
Docherty previously served as head of sales in GM’s international unit, including China, and she also was head of U.S. marketing and general manager of Buick-Pontiac-GMC.
GM reported sales in the US up 3% last month, retail sales up 9%, fleet sales dropped 10% and the fleet mix accounted for 26% of total sales. Trucks sales jumped 15%, including an increase of 23% for large pickups and a 30% increase for large SUVs.