JAKARTA – Michael Dunne has been appointed President of General Motors Indonesia, effective September 1, 2013. He will oversee GM’s growing operations in the country, including its Bekasi manufacturing facility.
“Michael Dunne brings two decades of automotive experience in major Asian markets, including China, Thailand and Indonesia,” said Stefan Jacoby, GM Executive Vice President, Consolidated International Operations. “He has a deep understanding of the business across the region. Indonesian consumers demand the best, and with Michael’s help we will continue meeting their needs with our outstanding Chevrolet models.”
A native of Detroit, Dunne comes to GM from Hong Kong-based automotive industry consultancy Dunne & Co., which he established in 2010.
Dunne began working in the Asian automotive industry in 1993, when he founded Automotive Resources Asia (ARA) in Bangkok. The market research company was acquired by J.D. Power and Associates in 2006. Dunne served as Vice President of J.D. Power Asia Pacific from 2006-2010, based in Shanghai.
Dunne is the author of American Wheels, Chinese Roads: The Story of General Motors in China.
“Indonesia is a rapidly changing country that offers tremendous potential for automakers,” said Dunne. “I look forward to working with our team to help take advantage of the opportunities to reach out to our customers with exciting Chevrolet products.”
Dunne will succeed GM Indonesia President Director Marcos Purty, who will take on a new role within General Motors at the beginning of 2014 after nearly three years in Indonesia. Dunne and Purty will work together through the end of the year to ensure a smooth transition.
“Marcos has done an outstanding job running our Indonesian operations,” said Jacoby. “He has been the driving force behind the expansion of GM’s product lineup and sales network in the country. He also led the renovation of our Bekasi plant, which reopened earlier this year and began manufacturing the Chevrolet Spin MPV.”
GM is growing its presence in Indonesia through its Chevrolet brand. In the first seven months of 2013, GM sold 6,592 vehicles in Indonesia, an increase of 119.8 percent from the same period in 2012.
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